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1.  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A.

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2  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A 2

3 WOSB ◦ Firm must be at least fifty-one percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. ◦ Firm must be considered small according to SBA size standards. ◦ Woman/Women must be U.S. Citizens  Economically Disadvantaged WOSB ◦ Plus  Net Worth must be less than $750,000  Income not exceeding $350,000  Assets not exceeding $6 million.

4 Establishes eighty-three four-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes (373 6-Digit NAICS Codes) 216 Underrepresented 157 Substantially Underrepresented digit NAICS codes List at

5 CERTIFICATIONS  Self Certification ◦ With documentation ◦ WOSB Program Repository  3 rd Party Certifiers ◦ 8(a) Women-Owned Program Participants ◦ Others entities that SBA approve (future)

6 6 Impact of this program Levels the playing field for WOSBs to compete for and win federal contracts Provides procuring agencies a tool to help meet their WOSB contracting goal (i.e., the Federal government must award 5% of its prime contracting dollars to WOSBs) Ultimately, the program helps create and retain more jobs for WOSBs Program overview The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible: Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or Economically disadvantaged women- owned small businesses (EDWOSBs)

7 Contracting Officer’s Responsibilities  Reasonable Expectation of 2 or More Offers by WOSBs  Anticipated Award Price must not exceed: ◦ $6.5M – Manufacturing ◦ $4M – All other ◦ (May be increased for inflation)

8 Contracting Officer’s Responsibility  Must check that WOSBs must have proper certification in ORCA  Must Certify he/she checked the WOSB repository that all required documents are in the system (including certifications by 3 rd Party certifiers) ◦ WOSBs will give Contracting Officers 30 days authorization to review repository documents

9  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A 9

10  Let the contracts begin!  Federal Acquisition Circular Published in the Federal Register April 1  Effective Date: April 1, 2011  Increased Threshold from $5M to $6.5M for manufacturing contracts & $3M to $4M for all others  ORCA & CCR Blocks updated this past weekend 10

11  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Forms  Q&A 11

12  Updated  Effective Date: April 1  Increased Thresholds ($6.5M & $4M)  On  Under “Getting Started” and “Click Here” 12

13  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A 13

14  Cannot Delete anything from the Repository  No Processing Centers for WOSB  SBA Employees will NOT be given access to the Repository  Privacy and Security Issues  WOSB Repository Guides & Screen Shots now available  For Businesses  For Contracting Officers 14

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16 General Login System Web Address: https://eweb.sba.gov/gls/ Enter your Information and hit “Login” If you do not have a GLS account, click here for instructions on how to get an account 16

17 Click “OK” 17

18 Click Access to gain entry to WOSB Repository 18

19 Click WOSBPR Make sure “Business Owner” is selected and your company will be listed by its DUNS Number Click Submit 19

20 Click WOSBPR to enter the repository 20

21 Read Disclaimer and Directions on how to use WOSBPR Click “Help” for additional help features 21

22 Click “Upload” to upload new documents 22

23 Click “Add file(s)” to upload new documents. Note that only.pdf or.zip files are accepted Click “Tips” for additional help 23

24 Click “Upload file(s)” when all documents have been selected Select which kind of document you are uploading 24

25  Copies of birth certificates, Naturalization papers, or unexpired passports for owners who are women;  Copy of the joint venture agreement, if applicable;  For limited liability companies: ◦ Articles of organization (also referred to as certificate of organization or articles of formation) and any amendments; and ◦ Operating agreement, and any amendments;  For corporations: ◦ Articles of incorporation and any amendments; ◦ By-laws and any amendments; ◦ All issued stock certificates, including the front and back copies, signed in accord with the by-laws; ◦ Stock ledger; and ◦ Voting agreements, if any;  For partnerships, the partnership agreement and any amendments;  The assumed/fictitious name (doing business as) certificate(s); and  A copy of the WOSB Program Certification – WOSBs only.  For EDWOSBs, in addition to the above, SBA Form 413, Personal Financial Statement, available to the public at for each woman claiming economic disadvantage and a copy of the WOSB Program Certification – EDWOSBs instead of the WOSB Program Certification –WOSBs. 25

26  A copy of the Third Party Certification to the WOSB Program Repository prior to initial offer. (SBA has NOT approved any Certifiers to date).  A copy of the joint venture agreement, if applicable to the requirement.  A signed copy of the Women-Owned Small Business Program Certification (WOSB or EDWOSB).  Any additional documents as requested by SBA in writing that are necessary to satisfy the WOSB Program requirements in the event of a program examination or protest. **NOTE: The repository should be updated anytime your documents are amended or updated. 26

27 Business View allows you to see all your uploaded documents Click on your business to see your documents 27

28 Documents that you have uploaded. 28

29 Fill in blue boxes in order to authorize a contracting officer to view your uploaded documents, then click “Authorize” Click “Authorize” button Note that if you do not see your contracting officer, inform them that they must register 29

30 Click “Solicitation View” to see your solicitations 30

31  Visit  View the compliance guidecompliance guide  Contact SBA answer desk: ◦ U-ASK-SBA ( ) Answer Desk TTY: (704) [Spanish]  Visit Local Resources ◦ Small Business District Offices Find your local office at: ◦ Women’s Business Centers Find your local center at: ◦ Small Business Development Centers Find your local center at: ◦ Procurement Technical Assistance Centers Find your local center at: 31

32  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A 32

33  OMB Approved Forms for WOSB & EDWOSB  Cannot be easily changed (OMB Approval required)  Cannot tell WOSBs how to answer the forms  Advise to fill out then explain in comment section 33

34  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Resources and Q&A 34

35  SBA Still Reviewing applications  Expect announcement by the end of the Third Quarter 35

36  Overview of the WOSB program  FAR Implementation  WOSB Presentations  WOSB Repository  WOSB & EDWOSB OMB Form  Third Party Certifiers  Q&A 36

37 37 Visit our website:  You will find the latest information about the program on this site  Fact Sheet  Frequently Asked Questions  NAICS codes for the program  Small Entities Compliance Guide Call the SBA Answer Desk: U-ASK-SBA ( ) Questions?


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