Advantages of being WOSB Certified

WOSB Qualifications

The federal government requires 5% of the annual contracts be allocated to businesses each year with a WOSB Certification. That translates to billions of dollars in exclusive work opportunities.

  • Sole Source Awards Sole Source Law says that a portion of all federal contracts must be awarded directly to qualified WOSB organizations.


  • Set-Aside Awards Set-aside contracts and grants provide competitive opportunities that only WOSB registered businesses can bid on.


  • Special Preference Women-owned small businesses also receive preferential review when bidding on open-bid contracts that the rest of the federal marketplace is competing for.


  • Subcontracting Options WOSB organization are able to subcontract on the job opportunities they earn. That way the size of a women-owned small business doesn’t determine whether or not it can access lucrative federal jobs.


Private Sector Opportunities – WOSB certification goes beyond eligibility for federal benefits, it also grants access to exclusive contracting opportunities from the private sector.

In 2019 the federal government allocated $560 billion into annual contract spending, and over $26 billion of that fund was enacted for the sole purposes of supporting WOSB organizations with exclusive awards and contracting opportunities. But that’s only part of the total benefits that registered female business owners are given.

Qualifies for Small Business Status and is not currently part of the WOSB program

Over 51% owned and controlled by women who are U.S. citizens

A full-time female employee must hold the highest official position

Executive women head day-to-day and long-term operations

Small Business

51% Owner

Full Time

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Join the Federal Marketplace as a Certified Woman Owned Small Business!


To register and qualify for WOSB status with the federal government, an organization must meet all the following criteria:

If you believe your business qualifies for WOSB certification, begin registration today and join the rest of the WOSB organizations that succeed in the federal marketplace.

Head of Daily Operations

Certification Process


Document Submission

Site Visit

Find out if your business meets all of the requirments for a WOSB Certification  

Once you Qualify, you are required to submit business documents to show verification the business is Woman-Owned and Operated

The final step in the certification process requires an on-site visit from an appointment representative to discuss business documents and daily operations.

The total timeline for typical WOSB certification (with no delays) can take anywhere from 60 to 120 days

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