Procurement Information Circular

February 11, 2008



PURPOSE:  To cancel PIC 07-01, which temporarily suspended NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Program pending a program review to be completed by the NASA Office of Small Business Programs.  That review has been completed, and changes to the program are being finalized for implementation in the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) Subpart 1819.72.  Pending finalization of NFS changes, NASA’s current Mentor-Protégé program is being reinstated to ensure continued availability of the program to qualified small disadvantaged business concerns, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, minority institutions, and women-owned small business concerns.  


GUIDANCE:   The class deviation to NFS Subpart 1819.72 temporarily suspending the application, review, and approval of new mentor-protégé agreements is hereby revoked.  Effective upon issuance of this PIC, Subpart 1819.72 is reinstated, including the inclusion of Mentor-Protégé clauses in solicitations and contracts as prescribed at 1819.7219.


CANCELLATION:   PIC 07-01 is cancelled.   


EFFECTIVE DATE:  This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until cancelled or superseded.


HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Diane Thompson, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division, (202) 358-0514, email: Diane.Thompson@nasa.gov.    



James A. Balinskas

Director, Contract Management Division




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