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WOSB/EDWOSB (Full Service) Package

Our WOSB or EDWOSB Full Service Package is our most popular woman owned small business service. Women business owners who select this package are gaining access to subject matter experts that will simplify their involvement in the process of generating and reviewing their WOSB Application. This gives the business owner back the lengthy amount of time to spend growing their business rather than focusing on a one-time application.
In advance of a purchase decision we advise that you call us, and we will perform a detailed assessment of your business and make sure that you meet the structural requirements to obtain this certification. The time requirement for us to prepare and assemble your WOSB or EDWOSB application varies by client, but most take an average of two weeks. The SBA’s normal turnaround time for a well put together application package is 2-3 months (on ez8a WOSB client packages). For business planning purposes a good time estimate for the award is 4 months.

WOSB / EDWOSB – What we do!

  • Providing you with a detailed document checklist as well as templates for any/all documents the client does not have in place.
  • Explaining and work through all elements of your application including affiliation, control and economic guidelines.
  • Performing a review, update or completing your firms sam.gov registration.
  • Reviewing your financial documents and statements to identify and remedy or potential issues. Note: The SBA is very detailed in their assessment of all financial documents and therefore this is a highly technical and critical step.
  • Assembly of your application and triple-checking all phases of the application to ensure the application meets SBA guidelines.
  • Submitting the application on the GLS website.

2021 WOSB STATISTICS

  Federal Spending 2021 Number of Firms 2021 Federal Revenue per Firm
WOSB $20,686,507,905.00 15,169 $1,363,735.7
EDWOSB $9,610,263,624.00 4,896 $1,962,880.64
  GSA Spending 2021 Number of GSA Firms 2021 GSA Revenue per Firm
WOSB $3,751,622,106.00 3,427 $1,094,724.86
EDWOSB $1,732,603,559.00 1,622 $1,068,189.62
 
Congress has mandated since 2000, a budgetary goal of 5% of all government prime contracting dollars to women-owned small business (approximately $15–20 billion dollars). Additionally, in February of 2011 the SBA determined there are 83 (4-digit) NAICS Codes (What is a NAICS Code?) where women are significantly underrepresented. To aid women in making inroads into these industries, the SBA has allowed for set-aside contracts to be issued in these NAICS Codes. The NAICS Codes with the least number of women-owned firms require the WOSB certification for the firm to be awarded set-aside contracts. The NAICS Codes where some women-owned firms existed but were still underrepresented require the EDWOSB or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business. A firm holding EDWOSB certification can bid on both WOSB and EDWOSB set-aside contracts where a firm holding a WOSB certification can only bid on WOSB set-aside contracts.
 
  WOSB EDWOSB
4 – Digit Designated NAICS Codes 92 21
6 – Digit Designated NAICS Codes 365 80

As of July 15th the WOSB / EDWOSB certification process will no longer be self-certify. The result will be that firms must go through a more rigorous approval process.

Fee for new Certification process

New WOSB Fee: $2,150.00 Buy Now
New EDWOSB Certification: $2,700.00 Buy Now

3x Learn How We use GSA Schedule Contracts to Triple Your WOSB Firm’s Federal Sales

ACCOUNTING

8(a) Average Sales this Industry   GSA Schedule Sales for a firm with an 8(a) in this Industry   Synergy (Generally adding an 8(a) to a GSA Creates More Sales than from the GSA Schedule Alone   Synergy Ratio
8(a) Industry Grouping Total 8(a) Federal Sales Number of 8(a) Firms Average 8(a) Sales   GSA Schedule Only Sales 8(a) Firms Number of 8(a) Firms w/ GSA Schedule Average 8(a) Sales Directly from the GSA Schedule System   Total Federal Sales 8(a) GSA Contract Holders Number of 8(a) Firms w/ GSA Schedule Average Total 8(a) Federal Sales for firms with a GSA Schedule   GSA Schedule Sales Advantage
Woman Owned Small Business Spending: Percentage of Agency Budget and Total Spending.
Agency 2007 2009 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agency for International Development 1.70%
3,697,453
3.50%
36,062,356
4.70%
62,500,000
5.00%
72,400,000
5.87%
79,600,000
3.64%
68,800,000
3.21%
140,700,000
3.85%
184,500,000
4.39%
219,053,690
5.53%
302,834,880
Department of Agriculture 7.00%
321,412,230
6.80%
362,346,811
8.20%
436,000,000
8.30%
430,500,000
9.70%
542,000,000
9.72%
622,000,000
9.92%
589,800,000
9.48%
597,700,000
10.42%
695,091,873
10.34%
775,122,022
Department of Commerce 10.10%
217,886,556
7.30%
242,863,313
9.70%
297,500,000
13.30%
444,800,000
12.14%
491,000,000
13.22%
552,900,000
11.53%
529,100,000
10.06%
491,500,000
12.72%
564,396,856
11.90%
679,809,172
Department of Defense 2.90%
7,725,076,037
3.40%
10,190,382,395
3.40%
10,000,000,000
3.60%
8,200,000,000
3.97%
9,200,000,000
4.42%
9,400,000,000
4.12%
10,400,000,000
3.68%
7,900,000,000
4.06%
12,145,851,947
4.24%
13,279,126,017
Department of Education 5.60%
80,191,217
5.80%
86,739,024
5.40%
100,700,000
7.40%
194,000,000
9.51%
272,400,000
9.02%
233,300,000
5.94%
141,900,000
7.51%
183,600,000
9.45%
249,806,830
9.34%
257,247,652
Department of Energy 1.00%
236,870,225
0.90%
275,871,835
0.90%
228,000,000
1.50%
321,000,000
1.31%
307,100,000
1.18%
271,400,000
1.24%
327,500,000
1.28%
343,300,000
1.18%
354,199,396
1.11%
314,281,123
HHS 4.80%
648,676,884
4.50%
847,509,677
6.40%
1,200,000,000
6.60%
1,300,000,000
6.56%
1,400,000,000
7.46%
1,600,000,000
7.32%
1,700,000,000
6.52%
16,000,00,000
6.38%
$1,539,395,792.81
7.23%
1,917,835,747
Department of Homeland Security 8.00%
845,334,056
7.90%
1,135,063,620
6.00%
863,000,000
7.00%
880,900,000
7.29%
973,900,000
7.37%
1,000,000,000
7.68%
1,100,000,000
7.83%
1,300,000,000
7.02%
1,316,615,636
8.36%
1,528,287,847
HUD 18.70%
164,795,606
16.10%
140,794,526
13.70%
237,500,000
13.60%
223,700,000
14.84%
183,700,000
12.49%
148,300,000
20.03%
222,700,000
17.93%
271,000,000
15.24%
150,978,205
12.60%
190,179,405
Department of the Interior 10.50%
281,532,391
10.40%
303,134,424
12.00%
340,600,000
11.90%
279,800,000
11.51%
301,200,000
12.83%
363,200,000
12.90%
395,900,000
13.92%
414,500,000
13.03%
409,546,377
13.60%
440,209,931
Department of Justice 4.20%
282,053,265
4.30%
327,645,069
6.30%
407,900,000
5.80%
375,100,000
6.76%
444,400,000
6.09%
440,800,000
6.11%
439,200,000
6.69%
477,400,000
6.57%
509,384,879
6.39%
513,274,805
Department of Labor 6.10%
11,874,4906
7.10%
138,159,717
7.00%
135,000,000
7.60%
146,600,000
8.80%
184,700,000
9.94%
195,800,000
12.13%
219,800,000
15.36%
320,100,000
12.64%
243,039,368
12.62%
259,036,630
Department of State 5.10%
109,984,761
4.10%
122,496,170
5.00%
195,600,000
7.70%
246,800,000
9.70%
325,500,000
9.75%
376,700,000
6.15%
529,600,000
4.49%
480,300,000
5.60%
540,305,473
5.31%
492,202,866
Department of Transportation 10.40%
154,505,074
10.90%
113,695,150
11.10%
199,900,000
11.40%
185,800,000
12.01%
212,900,000
9.10%
145,600,000
10.65%
203,000,000
11.43%
203,600,000
8.57%
574,750,472
10%
640,112,552
Department of the Treasury 7.60%
146,560,803
8.30%
178,126,544
12.80%
283,000,000
10.10%
212,800,000
9.90%
272,600,000
9.26%
249,600,000
11.42%
351,800,000
13.31%
413,100,000
12.36%
582,453,405
11.55%
529,815,316
Department of Veterans Affairs 5.00%
583,657,495
3.40%
494,527,762
3.90%
677,800,000
3.40%
612,600,000
3.41%
649,900,000
2.96%
597,000,000
3.05%
702,000,000
2.72%
706,800,000
2.24%
691,522,286
3.05%
870,196,706
Environmental Protection Agency 5.10%
74,271,053
4.60%
92,751,479
5.40%
113,800,000
5.80%
89,600,000
5.87%
83,700,000
7.08%
110,000,000
5.89%
93,700,000
6.27%
97,600,000
5.47%
85,024,860
4.98%
77,666,084
General Services Administration 6.70%
327,925,105
5.80%
428,468,565
9.20%
322,000,000
7.80%
272,000,000
8.21%
325,700,000
9.12%
353,400,000
9.10%
385,400,000
8.76%
383,800,000
8.64%
405,138,228
10.04%
563,046,283
NASA 2.30%
290,299,422
2.40%
347,013,263
2.80%
386,500,000
3.70%
469,200,000
3.31%
449,600,000
3.43%
494,800,000
4.07%
647,900,000
4.33%
725,100,000
4.63%
790,062,161
4.50%
795,664,849
National Science Foundation 5.50%
12,551,307
4.60%
14,843,602
5.30%
15,100,000
5.40%
14,900,000
5.76%
15,900,000
6.13%
14,800,000
2.67%
11,700,000
3.57%
17,100,000
2.77%
13,362,229
3.82%
20,359,297
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9.00%
14,288,437
4.70%
11,159,710
5.80%
15,300,000
10.10%
25,600,000
10.07%
24,700,000
8.78%
21,000,000
10.20%
23,200,000
9.53%
21,000,000
13.80%
32,734,659
14.97%
27,929,460
Office of Personnel Management 5.70%
79,529,153
5.60%
89,728,183
7.90%
120,900,000
10.70%
66,400,000
9.01%
78,800,000
9.18%
97,300,000
9.66%
90,700,000
15.15%
118,100,000
10.68%
$128,753,768.37
14.87%
145,850,722
Small Business Administration 24.60%
23,069,612
20.00%
21,335,035
19.60%
25,800,000
15.80%
16,900,000
23.68%
33,300,000
22.87%
33,600,000
21.73%
32,900,000
20.26%
31,800,000
28.60%
50,638,595
24.17%
42,493,188
Social Security Administration 3.60%
27,831,996
3.80%
46,667,077
6.40%
83,000,000
12.70%
172,700,000
10.69%
179,600,000
12.75%
212,900,000
13.39%
200,900,000
7.46%
121,000,000
6.28%
106,460,788
9.45%
172,829,038

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