Mentor-Protégé Program

In collaboration with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and other National Laboratories, the Berkeley Lab administers a Mentor-Protégé Program designed to increase the viability of small business protégés through mentoring activities that assist in their development and create greater visibility for these small businesses across the national laboratory landscape. Through their development, protégés gain invaluable experience working on projects and obtain keen insight from in-house subject matter experts. Additionally, the Berkeley Lab has partnered with other National Laboratories with Mentor-Protégé Programs to showcase additional protégés that are also accessible throughout the DOE complex. A key benefit of utilizing a protégé is the streamlining of procurement processes, when feasible, allowing for non-competitive awards within the parameters of the program.

Below you will find additional information on Berkeley Lab and non-Berkeley Lab protégés, as well as a link to the DOE’s Mentor-Protégé page.

Berkeley Lab Protégés


Crouse Construction* (SB) (Berkeley Lab protégé, and mentor to other SBs)

Ground Level Construction (SDVOSB)

Information Technology/Software Engineering

McFarland Technology (WOSB)

Test and Measurement Equipment


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Protégés

Point of Contact: Operation Strategy Manager: Nicole Colley  at
Protégé: UGT (IT and Engineering Solutions)

For more information on the DOE’s – Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s Mentor-Protégé Program, click here or contact the Berkeley Lab’s Small Business Liaison Officer, Phillip McCants, at pmccants@lb.lgov.