Category Archives: Certifications

Biden, DOT propose Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program updates

The White House and DOT have proposed updates to regulations for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, which aims to prevent discrimination and remedy ongoing effects of past discrimination against small firms owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published on July 21.  Read more

Breaking: SBA Issues Veteran-Owned Certification Rules

The SBA has issued its draft rules on how it will go about certifying Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). Below, we highlight some of the main components of these rules. The changes stem from Congress’s requirement in the 2021 NDAA to eliminate SDVOSB self-certification and adopt a government-wide SDVOSB certification […]

Back to Basics: EDWOSB Eligibility

by Stephanie Ellis Last week, Nicole Pottroff went through the basics of eligibility for participation in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) Federal Contracting Program. Today, I’ll walk you through the additional eligibility requirements for participation in SBA’s Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (“EDWOSB”) Program as stated in 13 C.F.R. § 127.200(a). Read More Here: https://smallgovcon.com/women-owned-small-business-program/back-to-basics-edwosb-eligibility/

Back to Basics: WOSB Eligibility

by Nicole Pottroff To level the playing field for women business owners, the Federal Government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses participating in SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) Federal Contracting Program. Ideally, those contracts are for specific industries where WOSBs are historically underrepresented. And in fact, the Government even has certain WOSB contracting goals to encourage such […]