SBA OHA: Ownership and Control are Not the Same in the WOSB Program
A company learned the hard way that just because their business is majority owned by a woman, it doesn’t mean they are a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) in the eyes of the SBA. The question is one of both ownership and control.
The case is SBA No. WOSB-113. In December 2016, Joint Information Network (JIN) submitted an offer for a contract to provide software engineering and database services in support of the U.S. Navy Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC). The contract was to be awarded directly to a WOSB on a sole source basis.