DynaGrace Enterprises is one of the most recent beneficiaries of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) Federal: Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Certification. DynaGrace Enterprises’s President and CEO, Linda Rawson and Vice President, Jennifer Remund accepted the award from the USWCC. Under Margot Dorfman’s leadership, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is an approved 3rd Party Certifier for the federal government Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program as authorized by section 811 of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554 (15 U.S. C. 637(m)).
The USWCC is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues.
As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions. By doing these amazing things they support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC (uswcc.org) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members; its headquarters are in Washington, D.C.
DynaGrace Enterprises was an SBA self-certified, EDWOSB but chose to obtain additional certification to support the USWCC.
Also, the USWCC are bringing three significant issues to the forefront for EDWOSB’s performing government work. Those issues are:
- Adding a sole source in alignment with other socioeconomic programs
- Removing the Contracting Officer’s obligation to verify the validity of self-certification
- Holding agency leaders accountable for using the program.
“It is a great privilege to be not only a rural business, but a women-owned, family business, and we are excited to utilize programs like the USWCC EDWOSB program to obtain more work to provide jobs,” stated Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises. “DynaGrace Enterprises has been heavily involved in Department of Defense work and is moving full forward in obtaining more government contracts. The government is providing the mechanism, socioeconomic set-asides, additional insight, and resources needed to acquire government contracts which in turn provide jobs. The EDWOSB opportunity is a win-win for our small business.”
Groups, like the USWCC, are making a difference.
Furthermore, their lawsuit compelled the SBA to implement the Equity in Contracting for Women Act of 2000. The federal government is failing. They are not meeting the 5% goal and women-owned firms have lost over $120 Billion in contracting dollars.
As of today, the Small Business Dashboard shows some 4.08% which is one percent lower than the required spend of 5%.
Furthermore, with only four months to go in the fiscal year the government is in the final stretch. As a result, the anticipated WOSB set-asides should increase.
DynaGrace Enterprises is a 100% Women-Owned Small Business and provides Information Technology, System Integration, Writing and Business services, quality products and innovative solutions for government and commercial businesses of all sizes.