FAC Number: 2022-08
Effective Date: 09/23/2022

52.219-29 Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole-Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns.

As prescribed in 19.1508 , insert the following clause:

Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole-Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Sep 2021)

      (a) Definitions.

      Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program.

      WOSB Program Repository means a secure, Web-based application that collects, stores, and disseminates documents to the contracting community and SBA, which verify the eligibility of a business concern for a contract to be awarded under the WOSB Program.

      (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to—

           (1) Contracts that have been set aside for, or awarded on a sole-source basis to, EDWOSB concerns;

           (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been set aside for EDWOSB concerns; 

           (3) Orders set aside for EDWOSB concerns under multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F); and

           (4) Orders issued directly to EDWOSB concerns under multiple-award contracts as described in 19.504(c)(1)(ii).

      (c) General.

(1) Offers are solicited only from EDWOSB concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not EDWOSB concerns will not be considered.

           (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made to an EDWOSB concern.

           (3) The Contracting Officer will ensure that the apparent successful offeror has provided all required documents to the WOSB Program Repository. The contract will not be awarded until all required documents are received.

      (d) Joint Venture. A joint venture may be considered an EDWOSB concern if—

           (1) It meets the applicable size standard corresponding to the North American Industry Classification System code assigned to the contract, unless an exception to affiliation applies pursuant to 13 CFR 121.103(h)(3);

           (2) The EDWOSB participant of the joint venture is designated in the System for Award Management as an EDWOSB concern;

           (3) The parties to the joint venture have entered into a written joint venture agreement that contains provisions–

                (i) Setting forth the purpose of the joint venture;

                (ii) Designating an EDWOSB concern as the managing venturer of the joint venture, and an employee of the managing venturer as the project manager responsible for the performance of the contract;

                (iii) Stating that not less than 51 percent of the net profits earned by the joint venture will be distributed to the EDWOSB;

                (iv) Specifying the responsibilities of the parties with regard to contract performance, sources of labor, and negotiation of the EDWOSB contract; and

                (v) Requiring the final original records be retained by the managing venturer upon completion of the EDWOSB contract performed by the joint venture; and

           (4) The Contracting Officer executes the contract in the name of the EDWOSB or joint venture.

(End of clause)

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