SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program isn’t a baby anymore—in fact, it isn’t even a toddler! But it remains a “game-changer” for large and small contractors alike. Now, it is effectively absorbing its 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program counterpart.
On February 11, please join me and Steven Koprince in an online session hosted by Govology where we cover the details of the recent mentor protégé program consolidation, along with all the other big changes to the program we’ve seen this last year.
Please click here for the registration information. Hope to see you there!
In 2016, SBA established the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, or ASMPP, enabling mentors of any size to provide business development assistance to small protégé businesses to enhance the protégé’s ability to compete for federal contracts. Since then, the ASMPP has served as a powerful tool for many businesses and, as of August 1, there were 885 active mentor-protégé agreements.
Recently, however, the SBA’s Office of the Inspector General released a report highlighting some opportunities to improve the program and recommending SBA take additional steps to ensure compliance with the program’s requirements.
The SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protege Program office has issued its annual evaluation forms for ASMPP participants. The purpose of the reports is to “determine whether the business is eligible to continue to participate in the All Small Business Mentor-Protege Program.”
The annual evaluation process requires participants to complete two forms: a nine-page protege evaluation report, and a separate five-page mentor evaluation addendum.