SBA Final Rule concerning Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and EDWOSB

My company is DynaGrace Enterprises (DGE).  We are a certified 8(a) (Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)) as well as 8(m) (Woman-Owned Small Business(WOSB) / Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)).  We have been in business since 2006 and the 8(a) is a great program but DGE will eventually graduate. 
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the WOSB Federal Contract Program. It was published in the Federal Register September 14, 2015, and was effective October 14, 2015.  The rule levels the playing field for WOSB across the federal contracting marketplace.
Here is a link to the rule as it appears in the Federal Register on September 14, 2015. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/09/14/2015-22927/women-owned-small-business-federal-contract-program
It appears that for now, the current list of applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes published by SBA for WOSB and EDWOSB contracting set-asides will remain in force, and will be used to facilitate sole source awards until superseded by new data.  This NAICS code list can be found here:


DGE has past performance in the following NAICS codes:
237130
EDWOSB
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
238210
EDWOSB
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
238990
EDWOSB
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
541330
EDWOSB
Engineering Services
541511
EDWOSB
Custom Computer Programming Services
541512
EDWOSB
Computer Systems Design Services
541519
EDWOSB
Other Computer Related Services
541990
EDWOSB
All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
561621
EDWOSB
Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)
561990
WOSB
All Other Support Services
811310
EDWOSB
Commercial, Industrial Machinery/Equipment (except Automotive & Electronic) Repair & Maintenance

This new regulation is great news and represents an opportunity for woman-owned firms.  If you are interested in working with DGE, please contact us.

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