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.

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