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Audit Report 7-19: Audit of Two 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts Awarded to Contractors in SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program

Date Issued: 
Friday, March 30, 2007
Report Number: 
7-19

On March 30, 2007, the OIG issued Audit Report 07-19, Audit of Two 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts Awarded to Contractors in SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program.  This audit was initiated to determine the validity of a complaint alleging that two contracts were performed by large businesses, in violation of small business procurement laws and regulations, and contrary to the intent of the 8(a) and Mentor Protégé programs.  The OIG determined that the SBA accepted the two dredging contracts although they did not meet 8(a) requirements, and that the contracts were not performed in accordance with program requirements.  The OIG made five recommendations.