Prime Contract – Clause H.31



The Department of Energy has established a Mentor-Protégé Program to encourage its prime contractors to assist small businesses, firms certified under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act by SBA, other small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions, other minority institutions of higher learning and small business concerns owned and controlled by service disabled veterans in enhancing their business abilities. Consistent with the provisions set forth in DEAR 919.70, the Contractor shall Mentor at least one active Protégé company at all times during the performance on this contract. Mentor and Protégé firms will develop and submit “lessons learned” evaluations to DOE at the conclusion of the contract.