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Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé

Main Sail is a proud participant in DHS Mentor-Protégé Program

Early in our history, as a veteran-owned small business, Main Sail was selected as a protege company under the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program. We made a significant investment in learning the processes and requirements of federal contracting under the supervision of Lockheed Martin, our mentor. This relationship with Lockheed Martin provided us with a solid foundation in quality control and compliance for government projects that has carried forward to today.

We believe in “paying forward” by serving as a mentor to several small businesses via the DHS Mentor-Protégé Program. Our experience has allowed us to share our knowledge and help these small businesses better understand the requirements of government contracting and subcontracting.

The DHS Mentor-Protégé program is designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned small businesses.

The Mentor-Protégé program is also designed to:

  • Improve the performance of government contracts and subcontracts
  • Foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between large prime contractors and small business subcontractors
  • Strengthen subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments for small businesses

To learn more about the DHS Mentor-Protégé Program, or to verify our status, visit the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Website.