Cirdan Group Awarded WOSB Certification

On April 5, 2012 Cirdan Group, Inc. gets its Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification.

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program provides equal access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.

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The WOSB Program became effective in the Federal Acquisition Regulation on April 1, 2011 – and the WOSB Program Repository has been available since February 4, 2011. SBA has and will continue to hold a number of training and outreach events to help small businesses and the federal procurement communities understand the program and its requirements, as well as provide detailed information on the SBA website. The goal is for WOSBs and EDWOSBs to be ready to compete for contracts awarded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, which is when the largest percent of small business contracts are awarded.

To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens. The firm must be “small” in its primary industry in accordance with SBA’s size standards for that industry.

For additional facts and information on the SBA's WOSB Certification visit:
http://www.sba.gov/content/contracting-opportunities-women-owned-small-businesses