The SBA's WOSB Federal Contract Program will provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, 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 new third-party certifier of the SBA's WOSB Federal Contract Program, WBENC introduces a Women Owned Small Business Government Certification (WOSBGC) Program. WBENC is the leading advocate for and authority on women's business enterprises (WBEs) for the nation's corporations. Its certification of businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, operated and managed by women, is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Now it also provides its world-class certification of WOSBs to government agencies.