Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

WOSB certification is for businesses that want to bid on contracts in the public sector with the federal government. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved WBENC as a Third Party Certifier for Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification as part of the SBA’s WOSB federal Contracting Program. We offer the WOSB certification as a secondary certification at no additional fee.

Steps to WOSB Certification

  1. Apply for and be approved for WBENC WBE Certification
  2. As you are applying for WBENC WBE Certification, answer “YES” on the application when asked if you are interested in also applying for WOSB certification.
  3. As part of your WBENC WBE Certification application, you will be asked to provide 2 additional documents:
    • Copy of your SAM (System for Award Management) registration card
    • One of the following:
      • IRS Form 941 for preceding 12 months
      • W-3 transmittal of Wage & Tax statement for preceding year
      • List of employees (if neither of first two items apply)

WOSB Resources

For help understanding government contracting, use the following resources:

Make an appointment with your regional PTAC office

SBA WOSB Customer Service: 1-800-827-5722 or wosb@sba.gov

SAM Help Desk: 1-866-606-8220 or www.fsd.gov

DUNS Customer Resource Center: 1-800-234-3867