Under the new law the Small Business Act will be amended
to state that women owned small businesses certified by a
federal agency, a state government, or a national certifying
agency approved by the Administrator, as a small business
concern owned and controlled by women can be granted sole
source contracts if the following conditions are met.
must be assessed by the Contracting Officer to be a
responsible contractor with respect to performance of the
The contracting officer does not have a reasonable
expectation that 2 or more women owned small businesses will
compete for the contract.
The contract award
price will not exceed $6,500,000 for manufacturing
and $4,000,000 for any other type of contract.
The contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable