Universal Mentor-Protege Program Update: “June or July,” Says SBA

The SBA says that it expects to issue a final rule on its proposed “universal” mentor-protege program in June or July 2016.

Buried in an interview with Federal News Radio on the WOSB program (itself a worthy topic), John Shoraka, the SBA’s Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development stated that the SBA expects to issue a final rule this summer, and begin implementation in the fall.

Recently, many contractors have been asking me for updates on the universal mentor-protege program.  Now we have one, and it’s time for contractors to start seriously thinking about taking advantage of this major new program.

2 thoughts on “Universal Mentor-Protege Program Update: “June or July,” Says SBA

  1. Do you happen to know if the previous plan to make nonprofits ineligible to participate as mentors in the new program (included in the proposed rule) will be included in the final rule when published?

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