WOSBs Are you prepared to win set aside contracts?

Be among the first Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) to win set-aside contracts

Fedmarket will help you win WOSB set-aside contracts and certify as a WOSB with a single, economical service.

Obtain WOSB certification and reach out to 48,000 federal contracting officers, all through a single, economical service.

Fedmarket offers a WOSB seminar/netcast and two WOSB certification assist services; the WOSB eCertify Wizard, a web based self-certification application and the WOSB eCertify Workshop a full day self-certification workshop in Bethesda, Maryland.

As part of the WOSB certification assist services price, Fedmarket is offering the following, a WOSB Sales Program for companies that certify using Fedmarket's service.

How the WOSB Sales Program will work:
  1. Companies completing the certification program will complete a capabilities questionnaire for their company.
  2. Company capabilities will be entered into an online WOSB Certified Companies Database and an access link to the database will (with search instructions) will be emailed to over 12,000 federal contracting officers every month.
  3. Contracting officers will access the database by NAICS code or keyword to find companies for WOSB contract awards.
  4. The first email to contracting officers will be sent before February 4, 2011, the implementation date of the new WOSB program.

Contacting Officers must know you are a certified WOSB in order for you to sell your products or services under the new program and be awarded a contract. Certified WOSBs should get out-front now with their sales efforts and tell contracting officers that they are certified and are seeking business.

The WOSB preference program is unique from a sales perspective for the following reasons.

  1. The federal government has always been short of its goal of 5% of contracting dollars awarded to small women owned businesses.
  2. The Administration supports the new WOSB program as evidenced by the relatively fast implementation of the new WOSB regulations.
  3. Federal agencies may be experiencing political pressure to make WOSB awards because of the Administration's desire to correct the under-representation of women owned businesses in federal contracting.
  4. Federal contracting officers are the focal point for making contract awards under the new WOSB program.
  5. The contracting officer must have a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs will submit offers.
  6. Many contacting officers may not be fully aware of the new program.
  7. Contacting officers may not know where to find certified WOSBs because the program is new and the number of certified WOSBs will be limited.
  8. The Federal Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) databases have not been updated to show WOSB certified companies and they probably would not be updated by the February 4, 2011 program implementation date.
If you have previously purchased the WOSB eCertify Wizard or attended the WOSB eCertify Workshop you are eligible for the WOSB Sales Program. Call 888 661 4094, Ext. 2 for more information.

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