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Mentor-Protégé Program

 Mentor-Protégé Program

The DON Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) assists small businesses (Protégés) to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (Mentors) under individual, project-based Agreements. The Department of Defense (DoD) Pilot MPP was established under Section 831 of Public Law 101-510, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (10 U.S.C. 2302 note). The program has been extended through September 30, 2018.

Program Announcements

The current authorization for the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor Protégé Pilot Program expires on 30 September 2018. While the DoD is currently working on getting the program reauthorized, a gap in authorization is anticipated. As such, no new agreements will be executed after 30 September 2018. All current agreements and any agreements executed by 30 September 2018 will continue to the end of the agreement period of performance or 30 September 2021 whichever comes first.

General DON MPA Info

The DON MPP is currently looking for agreements with focus in the following Developmental Assistance Areas:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Business Infratructure
  • Certifications
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
The DON MPP will accept Mentor-Protégé Agreements during these following timeframes:
  • June 1st - 30th
  • November 1st - 30th

PLEASE NOTE: Informal Introductory Briefings must be conducted prior to MPA submittal. Please see procedures contained in Mentor-Protégé Program Guidebook below

Navy Policy and Procedures

For more information about:

DOD Mentor Protege Program and Regulations:

Forms and Templates

Please use the following templates, applications and other useful documents when creating an agreement proposal:

Department of Defense (DoD) Nunn Perry Award

The prestigious Nunn-Perry Award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 to recognize outstanding Mentor-Protégé teams formed under the auspices of the DoD Mentor-Protégé program.

Find out more about this award and how to participate.

DON Nunn Perry Award Winners

2017
2015
2014
2013

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