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Program Overview

Overview

Objective

To create policies and procedures for The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center (HSC) to implement a Mentor/Protégé Program to assist in fostering long-term relationships between established businesses and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs); and to assist in HUBs' ability to contract directly with the State or indirectly through subcontracting opportunities in State contracts.

Scope

These policies and procedures apply to all potential Mentors and Protégé businesses applying to the HSC for sponsorship.

Responsibility

The HSC HUB Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the agency's Mentor/Protégé Program. The HUB Coordinator shall promulgate forms consistent with the policies and procedures of the HSC Mentor/Protégé Program.

Program Content

Policy Statement

It is the intent of the HSC Mentor/Protégé Program to build effective working relationships between leaders of mature established businesses and emerging minority and women owned businesses in order for the latter to benefit from the knowledge and experience of established businesses.

Purpose

To identify and overcome barriers that typically inhibits or restricts the success of minority and women owned businesses currently certified as State of Texas HUBs by encouraging relationships with established businesses.

Program Objective

To produce a broad base of high quality, competitive and profitable HUBs through incremental improvement in their respective business practices.

Mission of the HSC Mentor/Protégé Program

The HSC Mentor/Protégé Program has three key component missions

  1. To foster long-term relationships between established prime contractors and HUBs;
  2. To increase the ability of HUBs to contract with the State or to receive subcontracts under a State contract;
  3. To increase the overall participation of HUBs in State of Texas subcontracting.

Program Goals

Realization of Protégé business leaders competency in select areas of identified need. Protégés' increased ability to realize long-term stability in their respective industry.