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USWCC Files Regulatory Comments on End of Self Certification for WOSB Program

Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce filed regulatory comments to the Small Business Administration regarding how the SBA implement the Congressional mandate to end the much abused self-certification of

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Integrity of WOSB Program Receives Attention From Congress, Dept of Justice, OIG

There has been recent activity on the WOSB program from The Hill and from legal watch dogs. Senator Shaheen sends letter to the SBA; integrity of the WOSB program at

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Thank You for Stepping Up!

Majority-Women-Owned Firms, thank you for stepping up to protect your fair access to federal contracts. I want to personally thank the hundreds of majority-women-owned firms who stepped up to submit

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Majority-Women-Owned Firms – Act Now to Protect Your Opportunities

WOSB / EDWOSB Certified Firms: Important Sign On Needed to Protect Your Federal Contracting Set-Asides Below are details of a matter of high importance for legitimate majority-women-owned businesses. Over the

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SBA Inspector General Report on WOSB Set-Asides

On May 14, 2015, the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Small Business Administration released Evaluation Report 15-10: Improvements Needed in SBA’s Management of Women Owned Small Business Federal

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SBA Issues Proposed Rule for WOSB Program; Continuation of Self-Certification on Shaky Legal Ground

The U.S. Small Business Administration proposed rule for changes to the WOSB Women-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program leaves legitimately majority-women-owned firms on shaky legal ground. On May 1, 2015, the

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Congress Acts to Assure Firms Receiving Women-Owned Federal Set-Aside Contracts Are Actually Women-Owned

Thanks to Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision to assure women-owned set-aside contracts are not inappropriately diverted to non-women-owned firms. The U.S. Women’s Chamber

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At Last: Progress for Women-Owned Federal Suppliers

I am excited to announce that Congress is now poised to vote to improve the WOSB/EDWOSB Set-Aside Program by: Protecting women-owned firms from competing against ineligible firms Adding Sole Source

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GAO Report: Forty-Percent of Women-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Contracts Were Awarded to Ineligible Firms in FY 2012 and 2013

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (www.uswcc.org) announced today a critical challenge to the President, Small Business Administration (SBA) and Congress to act immediately to bring real accountability in contracting

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The Integrity of Federal Women-Owned Contracting Program At Risk; Thousands of Self-Certified Firms May Not Be Eligible for Set-Asides

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (http://www.uswcc.org) issued a report finding that over one-half of the firms denied certification for the women-owned WOSB/EDWOSB federal