Women-Owned Small Business


Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are an important part of the changing the face of the American economy. WOSBs are increasing in number, range, diversity and earning power. Annually, the DoD awards nearly $2 billion in prime contracts and $2.4 billion in subcontracts to WOSBs.

Section 7106 of Public Law 103-355 established a government-wide goal for WOSB concerns at not less than 5% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for each fiscal year. Over the past ten years DoD has experienced a steady increase in WOSB prime contract and subcontract awards.

 

OBJECTIVES

The DoD WOSB program has three objectives:

  • To facilitate, preserve, and strengthen full participation of women-owned small businesses in the DoD acquisition programs.
  • To promote efforts to achieve the government wide 5% goal for prime and subcontract awards to women-owned small businesses.
  • To support the growth of women-owned small businesses through outreach and technical assistance.

CONTACT

Department of the Army OSBP

(703) 693-3898
www.sellingtoarmy.com

 

Department of the Air Force OSBP

703-696-1103
www.airforcesmallbiz.org

 

Department of the Navy OSBP

202-685-6485 | sadbu@hq.navy.mil
www.secnav.navy.mil/smallbusiness

 

Defense Logistics Agency OSBP

703-767-1652
www.dla.mil/db