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"Q. How does the Federal Government define a "women-owned small business"?
A. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Defines a "Women-owned
small business concern" in Part 19.001 Definitions, as follows:
"Women-owned small business concern means a small business concern-(a)
which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the
case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock
of which is owned by one or more women; and (b) Whose management and
daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."
"THE CAWBO FACT SHEET
Office of Federal Contract Assistance for Women Business Owners (CAWBO)"
Specifically regarding military contracts, see:
"Defense Threat Reduction Agency"
"10. What is the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program?
The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (P.L.103-355) (FASA)
established the government wide goal for participation by small
business concerns owned and controlled by women at not less than 5% of
the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for each
The WOSB Procurement Program has a required goal set by law, but there
are no set-aside procurement programs or incentives for awarding a
contract to a woman-owned small business. Therefore, at the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA), we are determined to work with other
federal departments and agencies to establish aggressive goals and to
develop meaningful initiatives in cooperation with other SBA program
areas to ensure that the goal for WOSB is achieved.
SBA is actively working to foster women?s share of the Federal
marketplace. At SBA we are implementing initiatives that will help
increase women?s share of the Federal procurement dollars, and we are
actively searching for new and innovative methods. Following are the
current WOSB Procurement Initiatives underway at SBA to help
women-owned small businesses do business with the federal government
and meet the government wide goal established by FASA."
"SELLING TO THE MILITARY
LOCATION OF MILITARY
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