The Mentor-Protégé (MP) program is a great program for small or disadvantaged businesses just starting out in government contracting or for businesses that need a helping hand when it comes to growing their government contracting practice. The Mentor-Protégé program may work with any business size, including other than small (mid-sized) businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) developed two of the most well-known MP programs: the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and the 8(a) Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program.
Topics: Small Business
Last year was a big year for GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Professional Services Contractors. GSA merged all 8 of their professional services contracts into one consolidated contract in order to centralize control, reduce contract redundancies, ease the contract acquisition process and help government shape better deals.
In the world of government contracting, small businesses have many opportunities to increase their access to government contract opportunities. Some examples include: partnering, teaming and mentor-protégé programs. The Small Business Association (SBA) works with federal agencies to attempt to award, at minimum, 23% of all contract dollars to small businesses, making sure that they have an equal chance at success as larger companies with typically more resources.