Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.

Contract Overview

ALEX - Alternative Experts, LLC (ALEX) is certified as a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. This program allows contracting officers to specifically limit, or set aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) up to a ceiling of $3 million for services.

What is the purpose of the WOSB Program? The Federal government has both prime contracting and subcontracting goals for small businesses. More specifically, 23% of Federal prime contracts dollars shall be awarded to small businesses, with individual prime and subcontracting goals for certain identified small business groups. The Federal government must award 5% of its prime and subcontract dollars to women owned small businesses. In addition, each Federal agency negotiates annual small business goals with the Small Business Administration (SBA) that presents, for that agency, the maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses. The goal attained by the individual agency is then used to calculate the Government-wide small business goal, including the individual prime and subcontracting goals for the identified small business groups, such as women-owned small businesses.

What is the Benefit? One benefit of this program is to enable contracting officers to meet these goals mentioned above by specifically limiting, or setting aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst WOSBs or EDWOSBs and ensure a level playing field on which such small businesses can compete for Federal contracting opportunities.

For more information about the SBA WOSB Program, please click here to access the Small Business Administration’s website.

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