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Pamelea Simon, Compliance Field Officer

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Stanley Hansen, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

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Business Opportunities Coordinator
(217) 558-3964
DOT.BusinessOpp@illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Transportation
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Springfield, IL 62764

Construction / Consultant Mentor Protégé Program

The Construction / Consultant Mentor Protégé Program centers on business collaborations between mentor firms and protégé firms (DBE certified socially and economically disadvantaged businesses) to provide developmental assistance to enhance the protégé’s business and technical capabilities to do more complex work.

Who is eligible to apply?

Construction: Any IDOT certified prime contractor (mentor) and certified DBE construction firm (protégé).

Consultant: Any IDOT certified prime consultants (mentor) and any IDOT certified subconsultant (protégé).

What are the benefits of being a Mentor?

5 percent reduction of the DBE goal for the mentored project.

Build trust and loyalty between the mentor and protégé.

Stronger partnerships are developed to collaborate on future projects.

What are the benefits of being a Protégé?

Opportunities to develop skill sets that can complement or diversify the protégé firm.

Build trust and loyalty between the mentor and protégé.

Additional mutually agreed upon benefits from mentors including work that flows from a government or commercial contract through subcontracting or teaming arrangements.

For more information on the Mentor Protégé Program please click here

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