What is the 8(m) WOSB and EDWOSB Program and its benefits

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program provides equal access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.

There are over 300 6-digit North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes that are eligible for Federal contracting under the WOSB Program. Click here to download a a list.

Contracting officers may set aside a requirement for WOSBs if:

  • The NAICS code is in an industry in which SBA has designated that WOSBs are
  • substantially underrepresented.
  • The contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs will submit offers.
  • The anticipated award price of the contract does not exceed $6.5 million in the case of manufacturing contracts and $4 million in the case of all other contracts.
  • The contracting officer believes the contract can be awarded at a fair and reasonable price.

Contracting officers may set aside a requirement for EDWOSBs if:

  • The NAICS code is in an industry in which SBA has designated that EDWOSBs are underrepresented.
  • The contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more EDWOSBs will submit offers.
  • The anticipated award price of the contract does not exceed $6.5 million in the case of manufacturing contracts and $4 million in the case of all other contracts.
  • In the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract can be awarded at a fair and reasonable price.

For more information on the SBA 8(m) WOSB and EDWOSB program or for assistance with your application, please visit us at www.cloveer.com/8mapplication.html.

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