WOSB Program News

October 3, 2017
SBA has amended the NAICS codes authorized for use in the WOSB Program. The update is being made to reflect the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s NAICS revision for 2017 (NAICS 2017) and SBA’s adoption of NAICS 2017 for its size standards. The effective date for the use of updated NAICS codes is October 1, 2017. Read the Federal Register Notice (Insert a hyperlink to https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-11/pdf/2017-21925.pdf). See the full lists of the 2017 6-digit NAICS codes designated for EDWOSB (Insert a hyperlink to FY17 EDWOSB NAICS Codes) and WOSB  (Insert a hyperlink to FY17 WOSB NAICS Codes) set-asides or sole source awards under the WOSB Program.   
August 15, 2016
Contracting officers now have access to the WOSB Repository available at https://certify.sba.gov. Pursuant to FAR 19.1505(e), contracting officers must check whether the apparent successful offeror provided all the required eligibility documents set forth in 13 CFR 127.300(d) or (e). Contracting officers must access the WOSB Repository through MAX.gov using their PIV or CAC card and request and be granted access to the eligibility documents submitted by the successful offeror. For more information, please click here.  
July 25, 2016
The WOSB Program regulations pertaining to WOSB or EDWOSB joint ventures were amended. The joint venture provisions contained in 13 CFR 127.506 were revised to align the joint venture requirements under the WOSB Program to those of the 8(a) Business Development Program.  The new joint venture regulations may be viewed on the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (Insert a hyperlink to https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=336058d18cb63d59f42673b04afce9...) website.