The Ins and Outs of Government Contracting: Woman-Owned Small Businesses

Women's Business Center of Kentucky
Resource Partner event

The WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) and EDWOSB (Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business) Certification Program are review processes to verify a business is owned, controlled and operated by a woman or by someone of a socially and economically disadvantaged group.

Becoming certified for the WOSB Federal Contracting Program means your business is eligible to compete for WOSB federal Contracting Program set-aside contracts within eligible industries. These contracts are in industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to EDWOSBs. Many government agencies, major corporations, universities, and school systems receiving federal dollars have implemented Supplier Diversity Programs. These programs establish goals for their company or organization to award a percentage of their business to minority and woman-owned businesses.

Presented by SBA Kentucky Business Development specialist Pam Pearson, this certification process ensures the business is minority or woman-owned and is not a misrepresentation designed to take advantage of the established procurement goals set by the organization. NOTE: Zoom link will be sent after you register.