Set-Aside Alert Releases Report on SBA Women-Owned Small Business Program

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Following extensive research, Set-Aside Alert news service has published an in-depth report on the Small Business Administration’s program for assisting women owners of small businesses to win federal contracts.

Set-Aside Alert analyzed approximately 400 WOSB and EDWOSB federal set-aside contracts totaling $139 million.

Following extensive research, Set-Aside Alert news service has published an in-depth report on the Small Business Administration’s program for assisting women owners of small businesses to win federal contracts.

Under the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Program, federal contracting officers are allowed to designate contracts for women-owned small firms registered in the SBA program if certain conditions are met. The program was authorized by Congress in 2000 but did not become operational until 2011 under the Obama Administration. Currently it has registered nearly 37,000 women-owned small companies, including about 13,000 economically disadvantaged women-owned small firms.

Set-Aside Alert has taken a deeper look into the SBA’s WOSB program and has published its results in a new report. The report includes:

--Details on the number, value and type of set-aside contracts awarded to women-owned firms under the SBA WOSB Program;
--Details on the industries in which set-aside contracts were awarded through the SBA WOSB Program;
--A list of the largest 100 current and recent contracts awarded through the SBA WOSB Program that are expiring in 2015 or 20216. These contracts may offer opportunities for additional women-owned small businesses when the contracts expire and are recompeted;
--A list of the top 10 federal agencies awarding set-aside contracts to women-owned small firms through the SBA WOSB Program; and
--A list of the 10 best states and 10 worst states for set-aside contracts for women-owned small firms through the SBA WOSB Program.

Set-Aside Alert initiated its review of the SBA WOSB Program after downloading official program data from the Federal Procurement Data System. The program data is sourced from multiple federal agencies.

Set-Aside Alert analyzed the data set of approximately 400 WOSB and EDWOSB federal set-aside contracts made through the SBA’s WOSB program totaling $139 million that expire in calendar 2015 or beyond. That represents nearly all current set-aside contracts designated for women-owned small firms through the program.

The findings were previously published in a series of articles for Set-Aside Alert subscribers in April and May 2015.

See the full series at http://www.setasidealertnews.com

About Set-Aside Alert

Set-Aside Alert is a subscriber-only news and research service for small federal contractors established in 1992. It publishes 25 issues a year online and in print, provides a daily email of the latest federal set-aside opportunities and sponsors webinars and events. Set-Aside Alert is published by Business Research Services, headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Its online news website is http://www.setasidealertnews.com. Subscription information is available at http://www.setasidealert.com/subscribe2.htm. The Twitter account is @setasidealert.

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