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Mentor-Protege Program

The Department of State Mentor-Protege program is designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractor firms to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses (SB), veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), and women-owned small business concerns (WOSB).  The program is formulated to foster the establishment of successful long-term business relationships between State Department large prime contractors and small business subcontractors thereby improving the performance of both.  The program is intended to strengthen subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments at the State Department. 


Benefits to the State Department include, but are not limited to: acquiring an expanded base of qualified small businesses; strengthening subcontracting opportunities; and achieving a potential increase in small business program goal accomplishments.


For additional information regarding the State Department's Mentor-Protege Program, please contact:


Nikki Burley
Procurement Analyst & Mentor-Protege Program Manager
Department of State

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
SA-6, Room L-500, Washington, DC 20522

Phone: 703-875-6824  Fax:  703-875-6825

-Frequently Asked Questions  [122 Kb]
-Program Details


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