What is the Mentor-Protégé Program?

The Prince George’s County Mentor-Protégé Program is a local business development program aimed to enhance the capabilities of County-based small and County-based minority businesses (“protégé firms”) through formal agreements with large businesses (“mentor firms”) for the purpose of improving the protégé’s ability over time to successfully compete for contracting opportunities at the prime level.

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1. What is the Mentor-Protégé Program?
2. What are the benefits of being in the Mentor Protégé Program?
3. How do I become a Mentor?
4. How do I become a Protégé?
5. What is the commitment to participate as either a Mentor or Protégé?
6. How long is the application review process?
7. How are Protégés matched with Mentors?
8. Do I need to enter into an agreement with the Mentor/Protégé'?
9. If I am not a Certified County-based Small or Certified County-based Minority Business Enterprise by the Office of Central Services Supplier Development and Diversity, may I participate?
10. Is there training available to be a Mentor or Protégé?
11. Is the Mentor-Protégé Program considered a joint venture?
12. Can the Mentor-Protégé agreement be terminated before the expiration of the agreement?
13. Which County procurements will have Mentor Protégé participation requirements?