A. DOE rules are in accordance with 48 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 919,  Subpart  919.70.

A. The threshold is $6.5M for construction contracts and $4M for all other contracts per 48 CFR Part 19 / FAR 19.805 (a)(2)

A. Yes, all small business entities are eligible for program.

A. No, Mentors and Protégé’s are responsible for seeking one another.

A. A joint venture is when two or more businesses enter a temporary partnership. This partnering is usually associated with a specific contract or product that it is mutually beneficial to both businesses.  The Mentor Protégé Program is technically not a joint venture because it is not a legally binding contractual arrangement but rather an informal memorandum of understanding between the parties.  Joint ventures can potentially impact the Protégé ability to be identified as a small business.

A. Mentor-Protégé agreements resulting in a subcontract is subject to statutory subcontracting requirements. The subcontract is a distinct arrangement managed at the Contracting Office level.

A. Yes, in accordance with 48 Code of Regulation 919.7003(b)

A. Yes, SBA determines whether an entity qualifies as a small business concern by counting its receipts, employees, or other measure including those of all its domestic and foreign affiliates, regardless of whether the affiliates are organized for profit. 13 C.F.R. § 121.103(a)(6).

A. Generally, affiliation exists when one business controls or has the power to control another or when a third party (or parties) controls or has the power to control both businesses. Control may arise through ownership, management, or other relationships or interactions between the parties. SBA’s regulations on affiliation are contained in 13 C.F.R. § 121.103 (available at www.sba.gov/size).

A. Yes.

A. No, MPP Agreements can be submitted for consideration at anytime.

A. Five (5) years , base agreement is two (2) years and there are three (3) one (1) year options.

A. Semi-annually