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Change Number: DFARS Change 01/22/2024
Effective Date: 01/22/2024

I-108 Submission and approval of mentor-protege agreements.

I-108 Submission and approval of mentor-protege agreements.

(a) Upon solicitation or as determined by the cognizant military department or defense agency, mentors will submit—

(1) A mentor application pursuant to I-105, if the mentor has not been previously approved to participate;

(2) A signed mentor-protege agreement pursuant to I-107;

(3) A statement as to whether the mentor is seeking credit or reimbursement of costs incurred;

(4) The estimated cost of the technical assistance to be provided, broken out per year;

(5) A justification if program participation term is greater than 2 years (Term of agreements may not exceed 5 years)(see I-107(k)); and

(6) For reimbursable agreements, a specific justification for developmental costs in excess of $1 million per year.

(b) When seeking reimbursement of costs, the military department or defense agency may require additional information.

(c) The mentor-protege agreement must be approved by the Director, OSBP, of the military department or defense agency prior to incurring costs eligible for credit.

(d) The cognizant military department or defense agency will execute a contract modification or a separate contract, if justified pursuant to I-103(b)(3), prior to the mentor’s incurring costs eligible for reimbursement.

(e) Credit agreements that are not associated with an existing DoD program and/or military department or defense agency will be submitted for approval to the Director, OSBP, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), via the mentor’s cognizant administrative contracting officer.

(f) A prospective mentor that has identified Program funds to be made available from a DoD program manager must provide the information in paragraph (a) of this section through the program manager to the Director, OSBP, of the military department or defense agency with a letter signed by the program manager indicating the amount of funding that has been identified for the developmental assistance program.

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