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Welcome to WIPP’s Federal Contracting Resource Page for members of the National Defense Industrial Association.


The Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Program provides business education tools for federal contractors at every level of experience. On this website you can register for upcoming webinars or listen to podcast courses from our extensive curriculum. Please use the blue navigation menus to the left or click on the links below to direct you to the appropriate resources:

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Give Me 5 is dedicated to providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities for the women business owner community. If you would like assistance accessing Give Me 5 webinars or podcasts, or if you are interested in becoming a course instructor, please email Michael Fravel at

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program Podcasts

Give Me 5 130: How to Certify for the WOSB Federal Contract Program
The SBA’s Women Owned Small Businesses Federal Contract Program allows federal contractors to certify as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) or an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and grants contracting officers the ability to set-aside contracts for these certifications. This course will provide an overview of the requirements you need to meet to qualify as a WOSB/EDWOSB firm and walk through necessary steps to self certify for participation in the WOSB Program.
Course Instructor: Angela Dingle, President, Ex Nihilo Management LLC

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Give Me5 Training 131: Using your WOSB Certification to Win Contracts
Topics discussed include the 4 required steps to compete for a WOSB set aside contract, how to grant the contracting officer access to your certification in the repository and WOSB review and protest issues
Course Instructor: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

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More information on the WOSB Program