SBA WOSB (women owned Small Business certified) and EDWOSB certification

REMINDER

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN AWARD UNDER THE WOSB FEDERAL CONTRACTING PROGRAM THE FOLLOWING MUST BE MET AT TIME OF BID OPENING:

4 Steps to participate in the WOSB Federal Contracting Program:

  1. Register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

Note: Your SAM.gov registration status must be “Active” for at least 24 hours in order for the records to be available in certify.SBA.gov.
 

  • Create a new user account at certify.SBA.gov. You will be prompted to create a UserID and a passphrase.  Log onto SBA’s certify.SBA.gov. Once you log into the system, you will be required to associate your business’s information with the UserID that you just created. In order to associate your new account with the information and documents from the old system, you will need to input the following information – this information should exactly match your record in SAM.gov:
     
    • Your primary DUNS number
    • Your Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN) number (see below for further information)
    • Your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) number (may be your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN))
       

Please make sure that *all* information appears exactly as it does in your SAM.gov profile (e.g. no dashes or spaces). The MPIN is case sensitive.

An MPIN is a personal code that you created while registering in SAM.gov. To view your company’s MPIN:
 

  • Go to the SAM.gov Homepage: www.sam.gov
    • Enter your user ID and password, then click the “Log In” button.
    • View the Business Information Page to locate your MPIN.
       

If you had already created an account in the legacy Woman Owned Small Business Program Repository (decommissioned on March 23rd, 2016), you will be prompted to associate the documents from the legacy system or upload new ones as you are completing the Certify.sba.gov questionnaire(s).
 

  • You may initiate the process by clicking the link from the Dashboard to begin your self-certification or provide your TPC certification.
     
    • If it is your first time registering in the new certify.sba.gov system, you will be able to upload new documents as you are completing the questionnaire(s).
    • You will not be able to upload additional documents once you click on the “Submit” button. If you need to add documents, please contact certify@sba.gov (link sends e-mail) and request that your account be released.
    • You are no longer required to upload SBA Form 2413 (WOSB), 2414 (EDWOSB) or 413 (EDWOSB) as the forms are incorporated in the certify.sba.gov questionnaire(s).
    • If you are certified by one of the four SBA-approved TPCs, you are required to upload to certify.sba.gov a copy of the original TPC certification letter and the current certification. You are not required to upload any other documents.
    • If you are an active participant in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, you are required to upload the original letter of certification and the most recent Annual Review letter. You are not required to upload any other documents.
       
  • Once you have uploaded all required documents, update your profile in the System for Award Management as a WOSB or EDWOSB. Please note that EDWOSB is a subset of WOSB. As such, all EDWOSBs are WOSBs but not all WOSBs are EDWOSBs. 

THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE SBA WEBSITE. (https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/women-owned-small-businesses/what-you-need-know-if-you-are-women-owned-small-business)