The Federal government sets aside certain contract bid opportunities exclusively for women owned small businesses. In order to compete for these contracts, you must first register as a vendor with the government. In addition, to be eligible to compete for WOSB set-asides or receive sole source awards, you must be certified by an SBA-approved Third-Party Certifier (WBENC), and self-certify in accordance with current SBA regulations.
Having official third-party certification is critical because it adds credibility to your company and is a necessary step in your business development strategy. Having WBE and WOSB Certification is the only way the purchasing agents have confidence that a business representing itself as woman-owned is in fact woman-owned.
Our team will not only assist in completing all steps of the certification process from start to finish, but will also ensure your company’s WOSB Federal Program registration is complete in accordance with the WOSB Federal Contract program regulations in the Federal Register and the WOSB Compliance Guide. We will make sure that your primary NAICS Code is correct and consistent among WBENC, SBA and SAM.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, commonly referred to as WBENC, is the leading authority on and certifying organization for women’s business enterprises (WBEs) in the U.S. and U.S. territories. One of the most widely recognized and accepted certifications in the nation; WBENC’s certification is accepted by hundreds of U.S. corporations, as well as select federal, state and local government agencies.