WOSB – Woman Owned Small Business or 8(m) Program

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WOSB - Woman Owned Small Business or 8(m) Program

EDWOSB – Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Certification Specialists

Congress has mandated since 2000 a budgetary goal of 5% of all government prime-contracting dollars to women owned small business (approximately $15-20 Billion Dollars). In addition in February of 2011 the SBA determined there are 83 (4 digit) NAICS Codes where women are significantly underrepresented.

To aid women in making inroads into these industries the SBA has allowed for set-aside contracts to be issued in these NAICS Codes. The NAICS Codes with the least amount of women owned firms require the WOSB certification for the firm to be awarded set-aside contracts. The NAICS Codes where some women owned firms existed but were still underrepresented require the EDWOSB or Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business. A firm holding an EDWOSB certification can bid both WOSB and EDWOSB set-aside contracts where a firm holding a WOSB certification can only bid on WOSB set-aside contracts.

Agency 2007 2009 2011 2013
Agency for International Development 1.7%

$3,697,453

3.5%

$36,062,356

4.7%

$62,500,000

5.0%

$72,400,000

Department of Agriculture 7.0%

$321,412,230

6.8%

$362,346,811

8.2%

$436,000,000

8.3%

$430,500,000

Department of Commerce 10.1%

$217,886,556

7.3%

$242,863,313

9.7%

$297,500,000

13.3%

$444,800,000

Department of Defense 2.9%

$7,725,076,037

3.4%

$10,190,382,395

3.4%

$10,000,000,000

3.6%

$8,200,000,000

Department of Education 5.6%

$80,191,217

5.8%

$86,739,024

5.4%

$100,700,000

7.4%

$194,000,000

Department of Energy 1.0%

$236,870,225

0.9%

$275,871,835

0.9%

$228,000,000

1.5%

$321,000,000

HHS 4.8%

$648,676,884

4.5%

$847,509,677

6.4%

$1,200,000,000

6.6%

$1,300,000,000

Department of Homeland Security 8.0%

$845,334,056

7.9%

$1,135,063,620

6.0%

$863,000,000

7.0%

$880,900,000

HUD 18.7%

$164,795,606

16.1%

$140,794,526

13.7%

$237,500,000

13.6%

$223,700,000

Department of the Interior 10.5%

$281,532,391

10.4%

$303,134,424

12.0%

$340,600,000

11.9%

$279,800,000

Department of Justice 4.2%

$282,053,265

4.3%

$327,645,069

6.3%

$407,900,000

5.8%

$375,100,000

Department of Labor 6.1%

$118,744,906

7.1%

$138,159,717

7.0%

$135,000,000

7.6%

$146,600,000

Department of State 5.1%

$109,984,761

4.1%

$122,496,170

5.0%

$195,600,000

7.7%

$246,800,000

Department of Transportation 10.4%

$154,505,074

10.9%

$113,695,150

11.1%

$199,900,000

11.4%

$185,800,000

Department of the Treasury 7.6%

$146,560,803

8.3%

$178,126,544

12.8%

$283,000,000

10.1%

$212,800,000

Department of Veterans Affairs 5.0%

$583,657,495

3.4%

$494,527,762

3.9%

$677,800,000

3.4%

$612,600,000

Environmental Protection Agency 5.1%

$74,271,053

4.6%

$92,751,479

5.4%

$113,800,000

5.8%

$89,600,000

General Services Administration 6.7%

$327,925,105

5.8%

$428,468,565

9.2%

$322,000,000

7.8%

$272,000,000

NASA 2.3%

$290,299,422

2.4%

$347,013,263

2.8%

$386,500,000

3.7%

$469,200,000

National Science Foundation 5.5%

$12,551,307

4.6%

$14,843,602

5.3%

$15,100,000

5.4%

$14,900,000

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9.0%

$14,288,437

4.7%

$11,159,710

5.8%

$15,300,000

10.1%

$25,600,000

Office of Personnel Management 5.7%

$79,529,153

5.6%

$89,728,183

7.9%

$120,900,000

10.7%

$66,400,000

Small Business Administration 24.6%

$23,069,612

20.0%

$21,335,035

19.6%

$25,800,000

15.8%

$16,900,000

Social Security Administration 3.6%

$27,831,996

3.8%

$46,667,077

6.4%

$83,000,000

12.7%

$172,700,000

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