SBA Women-Owned Small Business Program Changes

November 18, 2020

WOSB Program Changes:

On October 15, 2020, the new Women-Owned Small Business Certification regulations became effective. These regulations terminate the ability of WOSB/EDWOSBs to obtain self-certification option in the Certify system (https://certify.sba.gov) for the purposes of competing on awards within the WOSB Program applicable NAICS codes. Firms now must complete the new certification process in the beta.Certify system on (http://beta.certify.sba.gov) to compete for WOSB Program awards. 

Update for Contracting Officers:

The SBA WOSB Repository in the Certify system is no longer the source for WOSB Program Eligibility. As of October 15, 2020, a firm’s WOSB Program certification status can been found in Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) database.  

More information about the final rule and the WOSB Program can be found here.  Contracting officers who have eligibility questions about potential awardees after checking DSBS may contact SBA WOSB Program Analysts and WOSB@sba.gov