Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bryan King authored an article "Women-Owned Government Contractors: Who's in Control?" that was published by Bloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Report. In the article, Bryan analyzes a recent decision by the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) that provides guidance for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) on what types of businesses are eligible for the SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program). The article outlines four questions that should be addressed by any organization seeking to qualify as a WOSB:
- What is the requirement for managerial experience of the woman-owner?
- What role can a male partner, such as a husband, play in the operation of the company?
- How is control determined?
- What limitation is there on outside activities with respect to the full-time working requirement?
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