Office of Small Business Programs



DoD Mentor-Protégé Program

Since 1991, the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) has offered substantial assistance to small disadvantage businesses; having helped them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation has produced more jobs and increased national income. 

The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.

Traditionally, these partnerships have delivered a variety of products and services specialized in:  environmental remediation, engineering services, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications and health care.  Recently new Mentor-Protégé Agreements have focused on corrosion engineering, information assurance, robotics, circuit board and metal component manufacturing.  The DoD hopes that future Agreements will focus on new technology areas such as radio frequency identification devices and enhanced security assurance.

The Protégé participants have established long-term business relationships with providers of government and commercial goods and services.

Successful Mentor-Protégé Agreements provide a winning relationship for the Protégé, the Mentor, and the DoD.

For additional information on the DoD Mentor-Protégé program, visit:

Navy Mentor-Protégé Program

The Department of  Navy (DON) Mentor-Protégé Program aassists small businesses (protégés) to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individuals, project-based agreements.  The Department of Defense (DoD) Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program(MPP) was established under Section 831 of Public Law 101-510, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (10 U.S.C. 2302 note).  The program has been extended for new agreements.

The DoN Program is currently looking for agreements with focus in the following Developmental Assistance Areas:

  • Business Infrastructure
  • Certifications
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing


To view the official DoN MPP Guide Book Click Here


The Navy MP Program Manager will accept application packages for Mentor-Protégé agreements submitted during the following three cycles:

  • December 1st - 31st
  • March 1st - 31st
  • August 1st - 31st


For additional information on the DON Mentor-Protégé program procedures, visit 

NAVFAC MPA initial procedures:

Final application packages must be coordinated and submitted through the NAVFAC Small Business Program Office Small Business Professional AT LEAST 60 days prior to the dates shown above.

Mentors are encouraged to first contact the Contracting Officer, Program Manager, and Small Business Deputy assigned to their NAVFAC prime contract to provide an entire brief of the MPA proposal to ensure buy-in of the agreement.  The Contracting Officer and Program Manager will be required to endorse the proposal prior to submitting to the NAVFAC Officer of Small Business Programs for final endorsement to the Navy OSBP. 

Mentor Protégé
Mentor Protégé
SAIC Ellis Environmental Group, LC
SAIC Engineering Remediation Resources Group
SAIC Jonas & Associates
Jacobs KS Ware & Associates
SAIC SOTA Environmental Technoolgy, Inc.
SAIC TMS Envirocon Inc.
Tetra TEch (FW) USA Environmental
Battelle Memorial Institute Tidewater Inc.
Battelle Memorial Institute  Enviro Compliance Solutions, Inc. 


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