All Small MPP administration

As a contracting officer, you can facilitate business relationships through the SBA All Small Mentor-Protégé program.


All Small Mentor-Protégé goals

Goals are specific to each business relationship as defined by the resulting mentor-protégé agreement. The protégé outlines goals, and works with the mentor to create a plan to address them, along with a timeline and method for measuring success.

Agency roles and responsibilities

SBA representatives serve as gatekeepers for the small business Mentor-Protégé program, ensuring that requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are met in approving mentor-protégé agreements.

Approving a Mentor-Protégé Agreement

For the SBA to approve a mentor-protégé agreement, it must determine that:

  • The mentor’s assistance does not primarily act as a vehicle for federal small business set-asides.
  • There must be no “determination of affiliation” between the mentor and protégé, other than exceptions defined in 13 CFR Part 125.9.

SBA Mentor-Protégé program resources


You can reference annual requirements and additional All Small Mentor-Protégé program regulations in 13 CFR Part 125.9.

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Contractors live at DSBS

As a contracting officer, you can use the Dynamic Small Business Search to find small government contractors that can do the work.

Need help?

Contact your district office or email

Last updated February 23, 2023