Virtuoso Opens WOSB Status to PCA Scrutiny for ED Solicitation

Glendale, Colo. – Virtuoso Sourcing Group, LLC (VSG), a woman-owned small business (WOSB) based in Glendale, Colorado, has announced it will give access to company documents and records to certain firms interested in validating its assertion as a Federal WOSB prior proposing the firm as a subcontractor in a response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) current solicitation for Private Collection Agency (PCA) services. VSG has a long history of service as a subcontractor on the PCA contract. VSG will make available to bidders:

The offer is in response to the proliferation of firms recently asserting WOSB status and competing for ED PCA subcontracts set aside for firms unconditionally controlled by one or more women, according to Federal regulations.

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) , the U.S. Small Business Administration has determined that “more than 40 percent of businesses … it examined for program eligibility should not have attested they were WOSBs … at the time of SBA’s review.”

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