My company is DynaGrace Enterprises (DGE).  We are a certified 8(a) (Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)) as well as 8(m) (Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) / Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)).  We have been in business since 2006 and the 8(a) is a great program but DGE will women owned small businesseventually graduate.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to WOSB’s eligible for the WOSB Federal Contract Program. It was published in the Federal Register September 14, 2015, and was effective October 14, 2015.  The rule levels the playing field for WOSB across the federal contracting marketplace.

Here is a link to the rule as it appears in the Federal Register on September 14, 2015. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/09/14/2015-22927/women-owned-small-business-federal-contract-program

It appears that for now, the current list of applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes published by SBA for WOSB and EDWOSB contracting set-asides will remain in force, and will be used to facilitate sole source awards until superseded by new data.  This NAICS code list can be found here:

2012 WOSB-EDWOSB NAICS Codes

DGE has past performance in the following NAICS codes:

237130 EDWOSB Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
238210 EDWOSB Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
238990 EDWOSB All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
541330 EDWOSB Engineering Services
541511 EDWOSB Custom Computer Programming Services
541512 EDWOSB Computer Systems Design Services
541519 EDWOSB Other Computer Related Services
541990 EDWOSB All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
561621 EDWOSB Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)
561990 WOSB All Other Support Services
811310 EDWOSB Commercial, Industrial Machinery/Equipment (except Automotive  & Electronic) Repair & Maintenance

This new regulation is great news and represents an opportunity for women-owned small businesses.  If you are interested in working with DGE, please contact us.

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