Archive for June 23rd, 2015

  • Original Article: Lexology On February 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that implements portions of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to establishment of a mentor-protégé program available to all small businesses, instead of just certain SBA-approved 8(a) contractors as is the case under the current program. The SBA explains in its proposed rule that Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”), HUBZone and woman-owned small business (“WOSB”) companies will be included in the proposed “universal” mentor-protégé program and that “having five separate small business mentor-protégé programs could become confusing to the public and procuring agencies […]

    SBA Proposes Broad Expansion of Mentor-Protégé Program

    Original Article: Lexology On February 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that implements portions of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to establishment of a mentor-protégé program available to all small businesses, instead of just certain SBA-approved 8(a) contractors as is the case under the current program. The SBA explains in its proposed rule that Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”), HUBZone and woman-owned small business (“WOSB”) companies will be included in the proposed “universal” mentor-protégé program and that “having five separate small business mentor-protégé programs could become confusing to the public and procuring agencies […]

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