SBA – Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program

SBA – Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program

Harvest Business Advisors works with Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders for many of our transactions. Our entire team keeps up-to-date on all SBA programs and announcements to better serve our business brokerage clients and our business valuation clients.

We’d like to share this recent announcement from the SBA about their Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program.

The federal government has set a goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year.

Joining the women’s contracting program means you are eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. (You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs for which your business may qualify.)

The SBA has made some changes to Women’s contracting program eligibility requirements and certification process that take affect this summer.

The eligibility requirements to qualify as a WOSB or an EDWOSB are fully defined in Title 13 Part 127 Subpart B of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

You can also get a preliminary assessment of whether you qualify at the SBA’s Certify website.

In addition, soon it will be a requirement to be certified Certification as a WOSB either through a third-party or through the SBA’s FREE online certification at

For the complete announcement from the Small Business Administration, please visit their website 

If you have any questions or need more information about SBA lending practices and requirements or a business valuation for a SBA loan, feel free to connect with us for a conversation.

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