The SBA’s WOSB Federal Contract Program provides greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. As a third-party certifier of the SBA’s WOSB Federal Contract Program, WBENC provides its world-class certification of WOSBs to government agencies.
Application for WOSB certification can be submitted with a new application or a recertification application. Any WBENC-certified WBE can apply for WOSB certification during recertification; and any woman owned-business which applies for WBENC certification, may also simultaneously apply for WOSB certification. WOSB certification cannot be processed if company is 150 days or more from their WBE certification expiration without completing the WBE recertification process.