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 eventually 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WOSB and EDWOSB contracting set-asides will remain in force, and will be used to facilitate sole source awards until superseded by new data.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:
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|
|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.