Navigating the SBA's All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

Articles / February 27, 2017

Industry observers say the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program is arguably one of the most important small business programs of the last decade. (Read our initial announcement regarding this program.) It allows small businesses to obtain developmental assistance from larger mentors — and form joint ventures with those mentors to pursue set-aside contracts. The chief effect of the program, at least as far as large contractors are concerned, will be to allow contractors to bid as part of a joint venture for any small business set-aside for which their small business partner is eligible.

BakerHostetler attorneys Barron Avery, Katherine John and William O’Reilly recently wrote an article — published in the Winter 2017 edition of the American Bar Association’s The Procurement Lawyer — that discusses the features of this groundbreaking program and outlines key factors that government contractors should consider when deciding whether to enter the program.

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