How do I become a Mentor?

A business must submit an application that meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the County’s Responsibility criteria as defined in Section XII of the County’s Procurement Regulations
  • Be in good standing with local and state agencies
  • Be in business for five or more years
  • Successfully completed a minimum of ten (10) projects/contracts within the same in the North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS)
  • Designate a senior-level officer as a company representative committed to a 24-month agreement with a Protégé
  • Have the resources to commit to the developmental needs of the Protégé
  • Understand that equal access for emerging businesses makes good sense and that partnerships with emerging businesses will enable growth for larger organizations.
  • Possess the ability to provide valuable support to a Protégé through lessons learned, practical experience gained from competitively procured contracts and general knowledge of government contracting

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