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SDVOSB & WOSB Set Asides


SDVOSB (Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business)

WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business)


Why Set Aside and use MGI?

REASON 1. Experience.  We have been in business over 10 years, supporting US Government contracts in some of the most dangerous places on the globe.  We know how to execute even under the most austere conditions.

REASON 2.We are a certified Small Business that has gone through a (1) Small Business size standard determination and a (2)Certificate of Competency (COC) and has been deemed by the SBA to be a small business and in economic good standing. This is a major risk mitigation/reduction when considering awarding a contract to MGI.

REASON 3. We are also a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Why is this important? Placing a bid on FBO.GOV as a set-aside for only businesses which are Small Business, SDVOSB, and/or WOSB reduces the number and time to review each proposal! Plus, for every dollar spent on a set-aside contract with MGI covers FOUR socio-economic status’s toward your small business goals.  They include: SMALL BUSINESS (SB), WOMAN OWNED SB, SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SB and VETERAN OWNED SB.


SDVOSB (Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business)

Executive Order 13360 directs that at least 3 percent of all federal agencies’ contracting dollars go to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.


What is the SDVOSB Program?

The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVOSBC) Procurement Program is to provide procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, as well as the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met. [See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 13 C.F.R. § 125.8-125.10]

For Contracting Officers

Set Aside Requirements and ExemptionsThis section serves as information for both a SDVOSBC as well as a contracting officer representing a SDVOSBC in bidding for a government contract.A Contracting Officer (CO) may set-aside requirements if:1) The requirement is not exempted from SDVO contracting, the CO considers setting aside the requirement for 8(a),HUBZone, or SDVO SBC participation before considering setting aside the requirement as a small business set-aside.2) There is a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVO SBC will submit offers; and3) The award can be made at a fair market price.

Sole Source Contracts

A CO may award a sole source contract if:1) If the requirement is not exempted from SDVO contracting and cannot be set-aside.2) The CO does not have a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVO SBCs will submit offers.3) The anticipated award price of the contract, including options, will not exceed: – $5.0M for manufacturing requirements – $3.0M for all other requirements4) Award can be made at a fair market price.

Simplified Acquisition Threshold

If the requirement is at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, the CO may set-aside the requirement for consideration among SDVOSBCs using simplified acquisition procedures or may award a sole source contract to a SDVOSBC. A sole source award is only permissible where there is only one SDVO SBC that performs the contract in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations § 19.406 (a)(3).
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WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business)

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contract program is designed to provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) by allowing contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified firms in an effort to achieve their statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to women-owned small businesses.

For Contracting Officers

Contracting officers may set aside contracts for WOSBs if they meet the following requirements:

Industries: NAICS code assigned to solicitation, IFB or quote is in an industry in which WOSBs are substantially underrepresented (38 4-digit NAICS designated).

Rule of Two: Contracting officer has reasonable expectation that 2 or more WOSBs will submit an offer.

Award Price: Anticipated award price including options does not exceed the statutory thresholds of $5M for manufacturing or $3M for other contracts. Contract can be awarded at fair market price.


August 19, 2013:  Updates to the WOSB and EDWOSB eligible NAICS Code listings are now available. Buying agencies should only award contracts in these eligible industries. As a reminder, only companies that represent themselves as EDWOSBs are eligible to receive the award of contracts in EDWOSB industries, but both EDWOSBs and WOSBs are eligible to receive the award of contracts in WOSB industries.

May 7, 2013: Changes to the federal contracting program for women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns will go into effect on May 7, 2013. The enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2013 removed the caps on the contract award size for which WOSB and EDWOSB concerns have been able to compete.See link to the Federal Register notice: Download Adobe Reader to read this link content

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