As prescribed in 19.1507, the contracting officer shall insert the clause 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Business Concerns, in solicitations and contracts for acquisitions that are set aside or reserved for, or awarded on a sole source basis to, EDWOSB concerns under 19.1505(b) or 19.1506(a). This includes multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for EDWOSB concerns as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns. (Dec 2015)
(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 or reserved 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; and
(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) Agreement. An EDWOSB concern agrees that in the performance of the contract for-
(1) Services (except construction), the concern will perform at least 50 percent of the cost of the contract incurred for personnel with its own employees;
(2) Supplies or products (other than procurement from a non-manufacturer in such supplies or products), the concern will perform at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing the supplies or products (not including the costs of materials);
(3) General construction, the concern will perform at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract with its own employees (not including the costs of materials); and
(4) Construction by special trade contractors, the concern will perform at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract with its own employees (not including the cost of materials).
(e) Joint Venture. A joint venture may be considered an EDWOSB concern if-
(1) It meets the applicable size standard corresponding to the NAICS 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.
(4) The joint venture performs the applicable percentage of work required in accordance with paragraph (d) above; and
(5) The procuring activity executes the contract in the name of the EDWOSB or joint venture.
(f) Nonmanufacturer. An EDWOSB concern that is a non-manufacturer, as defined in 13 CFR 121.406(b) or 19.102(f), may submit an offer on an EDWOSB requirement with a NAICS code for supplies, if it meets the requirements under the non-manufacturer rule set forth in those regulations.
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