SBA Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a proposed rule to amend its regulations to implement section 825 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (2015 NDAA), 80 Fed. Reg. 24846. Section 825 of the 2015 NDAA included language granting contracting officers the authority to award sole source contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). Section 825 of the 2015 NDAA also changed the deadline for the SBA to conduct a study to determine the industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented to January 2, 2016. As …read more

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