Mentor Protegé Program
The Mentor Protegé Program was implemented in 1995 by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in cooperation with the Houston Minority Business Council to advance the growth and development of American women and minority owned businesses in Texas. MD Anderson was a forerunner among state agencies in developing a Mentor Protegé Program and was one of the first major core businesses within Houston to have an active, successful mentoring program.
The primary purpose of the program is to help Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) move to the next level of success through the formation of mentor/protegé relationships with MD Anderson and the professionals who work there. The one-on-one relationships are meaningful, productive, mutually beneficial and contribute to the long-term success of HUBs and the overall good of the community. The program will augment, not duplicate, other mentoring efforts.
While many HUBs receive informal mentoring efforts, our program is designed to capitalize on the relationship potential of promising American minority and American woman-owned businesses.
To be eligible for the Mentor Protegé Program, a company must be State of Texas HUB certified (State of Texas HUB Certification Application), have been in business for at least a year and have passed review consideration to identify "key" suppliers.
Interested HUB vendors may fill out and submit a Mentor Protegé Application (pdf) by fax to Marian Nimon at (713) 745-5814.
While business relationship potential is a criteria, mentoring is not a guarantee nor is it a promise of financial business earnings.
Past and present HUB mentor-protegés of MD Anderson's program include:
- Cune Electronics
- Burris Pharmaceuticals
- Burgoon Company
- Summus Industries
- Alko Enterprises of Texas
- Adprint International
- 3G Communications (state program with CompuCom)
- Ruth Gueta d.b.a. Gourmet Catering
- CompSol, Inc. (state program with CompuCom Systems)
- American Air Condition
- Ideal Medical Systems (state program with Jacobs Facilities)
- Inteleserv, Inc.(state program with Fisk Technologies)
- Remington Support Services (state program with J.T. Vaughn Construction)
- Martinez Millwork, Inc. (state program with J.T. Vaughn Construction)
- 4b Technology Group (state program with P & W Architects)
- KNCS Services (state program with DE Harvey Builders)
- Summus Industries (state program with Cardinal Health)
- Clean Sweep (state program with Cactus Builders)
- Competitive Choice (state program with Marcis & Associates)
- CompSol (state program with CDW Government, Inc.)
- Taylor Packaging (State program with Cardinal Health)
- Sunrise Delivery, Inc. (State program with OfficeMax)
- Sunrise Delivery, Inc. (State program with Today’s Business Solutions)
- Bio-Link Scientific, LLC (State program with Sigma-Aldrich)
- BM&S Construction, Inc. (State program with J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC)
To inquire about MD Anderson's Mentor-Protegé Program, please contact:
Marian Nimon, M.B.A., C.P.M.
Associate Director, HUB & Federal Small Business Program
Phone: (713) 745-8352
Fax: (713) 745-5814
Resources for Vendors & Suppliers
- Supplier Registration
- Current Bids
- HUB & Federal Small Business Program
- Owner's Design Guidelines
- Vendors/suppliers who do business with MD Anderson should make themselves familiar with:
- MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct: Do the Right Thing booklet (pdf)
- Ethics Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0337) (pdf)
- Conflict of Interest Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0255) (pdf)
- Vendor Protest Policy (pdf)
- Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0157) (pdf)
- Non-Retaliation Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0254) (pdf)
- Hospital Compliance Plan (pdf)
For more information, contact Supply Chain Management at 713-745-8300.