Inside The New SBA Mentor-Protege Past Performance Rules

Law360, New York (August 16, 2016, 4:09 PM EDT) -- ​On July 25, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration published its long-awaited final rule providing for a major expansion of its mentor-protege program.[1] Not only does the final rule makes changes broadening the existing 8(a) mentor-protege program, it includes regulations creating a new small business mentor-protege program that will be open to all small businesses and which will include benefits very similar to those offered under the 8(a) mentor-protege program. These regulations, which represent monumental changes to the federal contracting landscape (for small and large businesses), will go into effect Aug. 24, 2016.

One of the changes in the final rule...

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