SBA issued a proposed rule for Certification Requirement for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed a rule on May 14, 2019.  This proposed rule if finalized would implement a certification requirement for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.  SBA is proposing to provide certification, to accept certification from certain identified government entities, and to allow certification by SBA-approved, third-party certifiers.  The proposed rule explains that WOSBs that are not certified cannot compete for WOSB/EDWOSB set-aside or receive sole source contracts.  
Please see the proposed rule on the Federal Register website, link below.

Source: Federal Register

SBA is requesting comments on the proposed rule by July 15, 2019 
Submit Comments HERE