Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program
- To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the
government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that
participate in the women’s contracting program.
- These contracts are for industries where women-owned small businesses
(WOSB) are underrepresented.
- Joining the women’s contracting program makes a business eligible to
compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. Firms can still
compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they
- 5% government-wide contracting goal