Women-Owned Small Business sole source contracts have moved one step closer to becoming a reality.
On May 1, 2015, the SBA issued a proposed rule implementing the WOSB sole source authority contained in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. The relative speed with which the proposed rule was issued suggests that WOSBs could begin receiving sole source awards later this year.
The proposed rule provides that EDWOSBs may receive sole source awards in industries designated by the SBA as “underrepresented” by women. WOSBs may receive sole source awards in industries designated as “substantially underrepresented.” The industry-by-industry limitations are the same as those applicable to competitive EDWOSB and WOSB set-asides.
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