The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Mentor-Protégé Program. After successfully implementing the pilot program, OSDBU allowed additional firms to join, increasing the number of Mentor-Protégé relationships from 9 to 25.
In addition to increasing the amount of participants, the performance period of the Mentor-Protégé agreements increased to a maximum of 3 years. This increase allows program participants to establish broader and more comprehensive business development plans.
“We are excited about the expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program as it will allow more small businesses to successfully compete for federal procurement opportunities. I encourage more businesses in the transportation industry to participate in the program,” commented OSDBU Director Brandon Neal.
Managed by OSDBU, the Mentor-Protégé Program provides an opportunity for small businesses to create relationships with prime contractors. To learn more about our program please visit the Mentor-Protégé Program webpage.