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More industries for WOSBs – with a caveat

By Alice Lipowicz, editor, Set-Aside Alert

     The Small Business Administration has announced good news for women-owned small businesses in federal contracting—there are now more industries in which women small business owners can be awarded federal set-aside contracts in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.

     However, one category of women-owned small businesses now has access to fewer industries for a specific type of set-aside under the new regulations, according to a Set-Aside Alert analysis. Women who gained an additional designation as economically disadvantaged are losing some of the benefit of that additional designation under the new regulations, Set-Aside Alert has found.

     Under the SBA’s new regulations, effective March 3, women business owners now have access to additional industries in which they may be awarded set-aside and sole-source federal contracts.... more

     Set-Aside Alert is the premier federal government contract information service, focused on small businesses, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, veteran- and SDV-owned businesses, SBA 8(a)-certified companies and HUBzone businesses. Since 1992, our market intelligence service includes daily e-mail notices of all small business contracting opportunities and biweekly newsletters providing the latest news, insider tips and proven strategies used by successful small businesses.

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