SBA Proposes To Expand Mentor-Protégé Program

February 2015Articles

On February 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new proposed rule that would establish a U.S. government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small businesses.

Under the current framework, entities that enter into joint venture agreements to perform federal contracts are, in most instances, considered “affiliates.” In determining a company’s eligibility to compete for set-aside procurements, the SBA combines the offeror’s size with the size of its affiliated entities. Thus, an otherwise eligible small business may be deemed “large” due to its affiliation with another entity.

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