Mentor-Protégé Changes Coming with the SBA Final Rule

June 9, 2016 SBA Mentor-Protégé Changes: A Boost for Small Businesses Source:, Editorial Staff, June 7, 2016 Recent rule changes issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide significant improvements for government contractors in 2016. In particular, a … Continued

The SBA’s Mentor-Protege Program Examined

March 14, 2016 Lapsed SBA Mentor-Protege Agreement Makes Joint venture Firms Affiliated and No Longer “Small” Source: FAR Consulting & Training, Richard D. Lieberman, March 8, 2016 In North Star Magnus Pacific Joint Venture, SBA No. SIZ-5715, Feb. 17, 2016, … Continued

Christina Nebel-Dickerson takes helm of the Minnesota PTAC

Experienced Procurement Professional, Nebel-Dickerson is ready to lead APTAC congratulates Christina Nebel-Dickerson on her recent appointment as Director of the Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). A component of Minnesota’s Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), the PTAC helps Minnesota businesses seeking … Continued

Is the Government Ready to Buy From You?

How to Become a Small Business Government Contractor of Choice So you think you’re ready to sell to the government, but is the government ready to buy from you? Government buyers are a discerning group. After all, we trust them … Continued

Mentor-Protege for All

SBA Proposes “Universal” Mentor-Protege Program Source: SmallGovCon, By Steven Koprince  February 6, 2015 The SBA has proposed to establish a government-wide mentor-protege program available to all small businesses. In a proposed rule released yesterday, the SBA proposed to establish a … Continued

DoD seeks to continue Mentor-Protege Program

DoD Seeks 10-year Extension of Small Business Mentoring Program By Claudette Roulo  in  DoD News          January 22, 2015. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2015 – The Defense Department intends to request a 10-year extension of a program that improves the ability … Continued