The SBA’ WOSB Certification program helps to provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program.
These contracts are for specific industries where WOSBs are under represented. Some contracts are restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). SBA maintains a list of those eligible industries and their NAICS codes.
Joining the WOSB Federal 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 qualify for.
Learn more about this program and how you can take advantage of this opportunity in this one hour informative session.
Meet our SBA Instructor:
Nancy N. Alvarez, Supervisor Business Opportunity Specialist with the SBA Dallas/Fort
Worth District Office will facilitate the workshop and will be available
to answer specific questions on the certification eligibility and process.
Nancy N. Alvarez serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office. She is instrumental in providing leadership, management and oversight to optimize the deployment of SBA’s Federal Contracting programs and serves the small business communities within a 72 county geographical area in North Texas. As the SBA’s Women Ownership Business Representative, she is responsible for increasing participation of women owned small businesses in Federal Contracting Programs and advocates to local Federal agencies on behalf of Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs). Nancy graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor. She served on the Board of the City of Jacksonville, Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Small & Emerging Business Advisory Council. Additionally, she served as an advisory board member in the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville’s first business incubator. Nancy is currently an advisory board member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Agency Small Business Advocacy Council (FASBAC), a small business professional’s forum where federal agencies share, gather, and create ideas that promote small businesses’ interest and participation in the federal marketplace.