Solicitation Provisions, Clauses, and Contract Guidance

The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 1052.219-73, Department of the Treasury Mentor-Protégé Program, in all unrestricted solicitations exceeding $650,000 ($1,000,000 for construction) that offer subcontracting possibilities. 

1052.219-73 Department of the Treasury Mentor-Protégé Program.

As described in 1019.202-70, insert the following provision:


(January 2000)

Large and small businesses are encouraged to participate in the Department of the Treasury Mentor-Protégé program. Mentor firms provide small business protégés with developmental assistance to enhance their business capabilities and ability to obtain federal contracts.

Mentor firms are large prime contractors or eligible small businesses capable of providing developmental assistance. Protégé firms are small businesses, as defined in 13 CFR 121, 124, and 126.

Developmental assistance is technical, managerial, financial, and other mutually beneficial assistance to aid protégés. Contractors interested in participating in the program are encouraged to contact the Department of the Treasury OSDBU.

(End of provision)

1052.219-75 Mentor Requirements and Evaluation

 As prescribed in 1019.22-70, insert the following clause:


(a) Mentor and protégé firms shall submit an evaluation to the Department of the Treasury's OSDBU at the conclusion of the mutually agreed upon program period, the conclusion of the contract, or the voluntary withdrawal by either party from the program, whichever occurs first. At the conclusion of each year in the mentor-protégé program, the prime contractor and protégé will formally brief the Department of the Treasury Mentor-Protégé Program Manager regarding program accomplishments under their mentor-protégé agreement.

(b) A mentor or protégé shall notify the OSDBU and the Contracting Officer, in writing, at least 30 calendar days in advance of the effective date of the firm's withdrawal from the program. A mentor firm shall notify the OSDBU and the Contracting Officer upon receipt of a protégé's notice of withdrawal from the Program.

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