If your business is a Woman-Owned Small Business, you will be interested in this!
The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) proudly announces a series of in-depth briefings to help you determine whether your business qualifies to participate in the Small Business Administration’s new “Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Procedures,” as published on October 7, 2010.
The new SBA regulation takes effect on February 4, 2011, so now is the time to get ready!
Already, GTPAC has held five briefings in Atlanta, Athens, and Warner Robins in December 2010 and January 2011 on the new WOSB program, and all were held to near-capacity crowds. Scores of business people also participated in GTPAC’s live webinar on this subject on January 14, 2011. Check our schedule at the bottom of this article for our schedule of additional briefings and webinars.
Here are the topics covered in the GTPAC briefing:
- How federal contracting officers will set aside certain procurement requirements for competition solely among women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).
- The differences between WOSBs and EDWOSBs.
- The ownership, control, and financial net worth standards.
- The 83 NAICS codes eligible under the WOSB Program.
- The set-aside rules, and that fact that there are no sole-source awards.
- The Third-Party Certifier and self-certification procedures.
- SBA’s WOSB Program Repository where WOSB/EDWOSB documentation is to be uploaded.
- The documentation and registration that WOSBs and EDWOSBs are expected to maintain.
- The limitations on subcontracting.
- The fact that there is no term limit on program participation.
- Protests, SBA “eligibility examinations,” and penalties.
- And much, much more.
Right now, this may be the only free opportunity there is — anywhere — to receive detailed, expert instruction on the federal government’s new WOSB contracting rules.
Don’t miss out! To register, go to http://www.gtpac.org/ and click on the “Training” button. Then, from the list of classes, click on “Briefing on SBA’s New Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program” on the date of your choice.
At present, several live webinars on the WOSB topic are scheduled to be held in the coming months. The webinars will be held on Mar. 10, Apr. 12, and June 15, 2011. Use the link in the preceding paragraph to register.