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Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is designed to provide incentives for major DoD contractors to furnish disadvantaged small business concerns with assistance designed to enhance their capabilities to perform as subcontractors and viable suppliers under DoD contracts and other federal government commercial contracts.

Mentors are incentivized by either a direct cost reimbursement or credit against subcontracting goals for cost incurred, or a hybrid of both. Incentives for protégés are enhanced capabilities to perform as prime contractors and subcontractors and suppliers under the DoD and other federal and commercial contracts, while establishing and fostering long-term business relationships with the DoD and prime contractors to the DoD.
MPP agreements must add value to DoD, the warfighter, DoD Component strategic plans, and/or support DoD’s technology roadmap.

Eligibility: Does the program require that eligible business participants be headquartered in the U.S? Yes Does the program include a U.S. content product level restriction for businesses to be eligible for the program? No Does the program require that the business be located in a Hubzone? No Does the program require that the business be located in a specific city and/or state? No
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