The competitive landscape for the GovCon IT & Consulting sector is made up of an ever-changing array of Prime contractor and subcontractor partner options, as companies ally themselves with a mix of small and large partners who can help them win and deliver on the important missions of the Federal agencies they serve.

The winds can change quickly, so from a competitive standpoint, it is important to regularly review which large, mid-tier, and emerging small businesses are creating alliances, and with whom. One example of the formal declaration of a partnership comes in the form of the popular Small Business Administration (SBA) mentor protégé arrangement, whereby an emerging small business creates a tighter bond with a mentor company and should be viewed as a likely go-to potential partner option (Prime or sub) for the respective mentor.

The SBA Mentor Protégé Program is a well-utilized program intended to help eligible small businesses (protégés) gain capacity and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies that are willing to fill the mentor role. It will come as no surprise that many highly successful government contractors and mentors came up through the program themselves.

The spreadsheet below details a small subset of the agreements that were formalized and approved by SBA in the first quarter of 2022 – this list is focused on Federal IT and Consulting firms. The Orange Slices team bolded a few of the more interesting companies and pairings based on their position and success in the FedCiv sector (e.g. Aptive, Sev1TechSteampunk and Amivero, Sparksoft, LMI and Garud, SBG, Soft Tech, Turning Point and Precise, etc.).



Click the spreadsheet above to enlarge the picture. You can also download a copy of the spreadsheet above (with company links) by clicking here.

We applaud these mentor companies for stepping up to offer their resources and support to smaller firms that can greatly benefit from the advice and guidance of a firm and these leaders who have walked in their shoes.

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