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SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper

Nearly 90% of women-owned small business sole source contracts reviewed by the SBA Office of Inspector General were improper, according to a startling report issued yesterday. Source: SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper – SmallGovCon

More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. Continue reading

Joint Venture Past Performance: Agency Could Consider Work Split

In evaluating a WOSB joint venture’s past performance, the procuring agency considered each joint venture member’s contemplated percentage of effort for the solicitation’s scope of work, and assigned the joint venture past performance ratings based on which member was responsible for particular past performanc Continue reading

WOSB Program Changes: My “Game Changers” Podcast

The woman-owned small business program is in the midst of major changes Continue reading

WOSB Program Changes: My “Game Changers” Podcast

The woman-owned small business program is in the midst of major changes Continue reading

GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented

Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. Continue reading

Women owned businesses are not getting many large federal contracts, report says

Women-owned firms are 21 percent less likely to win government contracts, a new report says. Continue reading

WOSB Third-Party Certification: Which Certifier To Use?

Women-owned small businesses are increasingly seeking to become certified through one of four SBA-approved third-party WOSB certifiers. But which third-party certifier to use? Continue reading

Should Agencies Get Credit for Unintentionally ‘Achieving’ WOSB/EDWOSB Goals?

As I see it, WOSB and EDWOSB companies achieved as much as half of this goal without the benefit (or assistance) of the set-aside or sole source provisions. Continue reading