“Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD.
Los Angeles CA - June 8, 2016
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.
Traditionally, these partnerships have delivered a variety of products and services specialized in: environmental remediation, engineering services, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, and health care. Recently, new Mentor-Protégé agreements have focused on corrosion engineering, information assurance, robotics, circuit board and metal component manufacturing.
Qual-Pro’s Executive Vice President Bob Miller was invited to be part of a panel discussion during the 2016 Department of Defense’s 2016 Mentor Protégé conference held in Atlanta GA. It was facilitated by the Department of the Navy and the discussion outlined the journey from Protégé to Nunn Perry award winner.
Many Mentor firms have made the program an integral part of their sourcing plans; while the protégé firms have used their involvement in the program to develop much needed business and technical capabilities to diversify their customer base. Many protégé participants have established long-term business relationships with providers of government and commercial goods and services.
Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD
Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards. The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds. Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services. They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand.
Brian Shane, CEO