Is an Economically Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside available under the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC?

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Is an Economically Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside available under the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC?

Yes. When defining the order in e-GOS, select the WOSB set-aside option and a complete listing of woman owned small businesses will appear. You must then deselect all the companies that are NOT Economically Disadvantaged. You can find the socioeconomic status of each contract holder at http://nitaac.nih.gov/nitaac/contracts/cio-sp3-small-business/contract-h.... Before setting aside an acquisition, keep in mind The “Rule of Two” as set out in FAR 19.502-2(b). It is the Ordering Agency’s responsibility to identify the Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses. When limiting competition, a Justification for an Exception to Fair Opportunity may be required in accordance with FAR 16.505(b)(2)(ii).