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.
In response to the aforementioned concern, the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is loosening the policy/guidance regarding proposal submission cycle time lines published in its Mentor Protégé Program Guide Book. All other Guide Book policies, guidance and procedures remain in force and must be followed.
Effective immediately, the DON will be accepting Mentor Protégé Agreement (MPA) proposals on a continuous basis until 30 August 2018. Perspective Mentors are encouraged to start working on MPA proposals right away to ensure sufficient time for processing. While the DON OSBP will accept proposed agreements until 30 August, those received by the DON Mentor Protégé Program Manager after 15 July 2018 may be at risk of not being funded.
The DON MPP is currently looking for agreements with focus in the following Developmental Assistance Areas:
PLEASE NOTE: Informal Introductory Briefings must be conducted prior to MPA submittal. Please see procedures contained in Mentor-Protégé Program Guidebook below
For more information about:
Recent Updates* Section 4: Types of Agreement
Updated: Definition of Hybrid Agreement * Section 5: General Responsibilities - redefined definitions and added:
Updated: Major Buying Command Added: Technical Customer Added: MBC Evaluation Team* Section 7: General Procedures Step 2 - Contracting the MPA Added: Stand-Alone Contracts Step 4 - The Mentor-Protégé Agreement Proposal Package Updated: Cost Proposal Updated: Customary Limits* Section 8: Evaluation Process for Mentor-Protégé Agreements Updated: Submittal and Evaluation Time Table Updated: Section 9: DON's Procedures for Process New Agreements* Section 10: Procedures for Requesting Annual Funding Updated: Incremental funding submittal timeframe.* New Section * Section 12: Procedures for De-obligating Excess Annual Funding* Section 14: Reporting, Program Reviews and Helpful Templates Updated: Monthly Expenditure Report due date Updated: Program Management Reviews criteria Updated: DCMA Annual Performance Review Report criteria Updated: Close-out Review (COR) criteria Updated: Post-Program Review and Report (PPRs) criteria* New Form* Appendix-A - DOD Proposal Package Cover Checklist* Updated: Appendix-G - DON Mentor-Protégé Program Procedures Flowchart* New Form* Appendix-H - DCMA Annual Performance Review Report for Mentors* New Form* Appendix-I - DCMA Annual Performance Review Report for Protégé
Please use the following templates, applications and other useful documents when creating an agreement proposal:
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.