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US DOE / SRNS - Mentor Protégé Program

Our Commitment

  • Identify new Protégés from “eligible” groups
  • Developmental assistance leading to long term relationship.
  • We are seeking out companies that will benefit from the program.
  • Agreements will be for two years and can be extended if mutually agreeable.
  • There will be “NO” commitment for Purchase orders or Subcontracts!


Development Assistance

  • Technical and Advisory
  • Preparation of briefing and marketing materials
  • Quality assurance plan and implementing
  • Accounting and business development
  • Promote to business partners
  • Assist with at least 2 Proposals issued by DOE sites other than SRNS
  • Site specific training including access to Technical and Administrative personnel
  • Estimating Assistance
  • Safety Program review
  • Joint participation in Local and National trade shows


Additional Information on the Mentor Protégé Program

SRNS Achievements

  • Recognized as DOE Mentor Program of the year in 1997 and 2000
  • Received the Mentor-Protégé Team award in 2002
  • Recruited 6 new Protégé’s in 2003, Graduated 3 firms
  • Working with only the 2nd HBCU in the DOE program since it started in 1996

How to Qualify

  • Fit one of the SBA definitions from the prior slide
  • Eligible to receive a government contract
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Able to certify as a small business according to current NAICS code

Note: We do rely on good faith written representation by the Protégé regarding SBA definitions.


  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • 8(a) Contractors
  • Women-owned small business
  • Service disabled Veteran small business
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities
  • Other minority institutes of higher learning

Selection Criteria

  • We are solely responsible for selection
  • “No” prescription!
  • Selection by Mentor may not be protested
  • Protégé may have only one Mentor
  • Mentor may have more than one Protégé
  • Only protests regarding small business size will be considered by DOE/OSDBU.

Business Partners

  • Department of Energy
  • Washington Group International
  • DOD
  • Other Federal Agencies
  • Teaming partners
  • Customers
  • Suppliers




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