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Protégé Eligibility Requirements

To participate as a protégé, a small business must have less than half the size standard corresponding to its primary NAICS code, must not be owned or managed by individuals or entities that directly or indirectly have stock options or convertible securities in the mentor firm and must be:

(A) a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals;

(B) a business entity owned and controlled by an Indian tribe;

(C) a business entity owned and controlled by a Native Hawaiian Organization;

(D) a qualified organization employing severely disabled individuals;

(E) a small business concern owned and controlled by women;

(F) a small business concern owned and controlled by service–disabled veterans;

(G) a qualified HUBZone small business concern; or

(H) a small business concern that —

(i) is a nontraditional defense contractor; or

(ii) currently provides goods or services in the private sector that are critical to enhancing the capabilities of the defense supplier base and fulfilling key Department of Defense needs

Questions?
If you have any questions about the MPP process, protocol, requirements or benefits, please email dodmpp@osd.mil. Detailed MPP briefings are available by appointment.