Help and Frequently Asked Questions (updated 2 Dec 2016)
SBA requires that only the qualified Business Owners apply and maintain the information required to participate in our contracting programs. The qualifying Business Owner will be required to electronically sign applications, asserting that the information is correct and that the Owner is authorized to enter into legal agreements with the Federal Government. Your business profile may contain sensitive business and personal information that should not be shared with others.
What is certify.SBA.gov?
Certify.SBA.gov allows Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) to more easily manage eligibility documents for the WOSB Federal Contract Program. More functionality will be added as other programs, such as the All Small Mentor Protégé Program, 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program, and the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Programs are introduced into the system.
I am a contracting officer, how do I verify a WOSB firm's eligibility?
The contracting officer functionality is now available. Click the "government signup/login" to get started. View the Contracting Officer User Guide for step by step instructions.
What is "self-certification"?
Self-certification for the WOSB Federal Contract Program means the WOSB and/or EDWOSB firm has not used a Third Party Certifier, has completed all requirements required by SBA at certify.SBA.gov and uploaded all the required documents for the WOSB program for their business type. The firm must be registered in SAM.gov (www.sam.gov) and has answered the appropriate SAM questions found in the Representations and Certifications section, FAR 52.212-3, and Small Business Program Representations section, FAR 52.219-1. When all of these conditions have been met, then the WOSB/EDWOSB can affirm to the Contracting Officer they are self-certified for the respective category in which they are competing.
All Small Mentor Protégé Program - Now Online!
Applicants are required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting their Mentor or Protégé application. Applicants (both prospective Protégés and Mentors) will be required to complete an online training module as part of the application process, and to submit a certificate of completion before they are allowed to begin the application process.
Enhanced User Functionality - 20 Sep 2016
- Add more users to manage your business profile
- Improved document upload process
- Enhanced overall design
28-Nov-16 RESOLVED 3rd Party Certification Upload
Vendor Admin User Guide Release 2, v2.6 (updated 2 Dec 2016)
For faster response, please provide the company name and DUNS number when submitting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org