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Women Owned Small Business Certification | PTAC Webinar

Women Owned Small Business Certification | PTAC Webinar

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn about SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, and how to use it to leverage your business!

In 2019, the federal government awarded approximately $7 billion in contacts to certified Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs).

Join us to review the requirements of SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, discuss latest changes to the WOSB certification process, and explore how to optimize and successfully complete the application on the new portal: beta.certify.sba.gov.

The SBA position all small businesses to win at least 23% of all federal contracting dollars each year by allocating set-aside contracts and subcontracting requirements. Five percent of the total set aside for small businesses is dedicated to women-owned businesses. WOSB set-asides are for industries where women have been historically underrepresented (see: eligible industries and their NAICS codes). Some contracts may be restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB) which adds the further requirement of income verification.

To be eligible for the SBA's Women’s Contracting program, a business must be a small business, at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.

Speaker

Nanci Pigeon, Procurement Specialist, Norcal PTAC

Nanci has over 22 years of experience in n federal contracting and small business advocacy. She has worked as a Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Procurement Analyst and Small Business Specialist with the Department of the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. She specializes in Federal contracting, registrations and certifications, and is also well versed in California State registration, certification and California Multiple Award Schedules.

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Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center provide no-cost government contracting counseling, bid matching, and training.

AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center, Oakland

AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center - Oakland provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses.

Northern California Small Business Development Centers

Norcal SBDC is a nonprofit network made up of 18 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses with every aspect of business creation, growth, management, and operation. Find your local SBDC today to start receiving one-on-one advising and low cost training.

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