52.219-30 Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole-Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program.

As prescribed in 19.1508 , insert the following clause:

Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole-Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Sep 2021)

      (a) Definitions. As used in this clause—

      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, WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program;

           (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been set aside for WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program; 

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

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

      (c) General.

(1) Offers are solicited only from WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program. Offers received from concerns that are not WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program shall not be considered.

           (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made to a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program.

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

      (d) Joint Venture. A joint venture may be considered a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program 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 WOSB participant of the joint venture is designated in the System for Award Management as a WOSB 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 a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program 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 WOSB;

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

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

           (4) The Contracting Officer executes the contract in the name of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program or joint venture.

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