Through this relationship, ORAU serves as a business mentor to UGT, providing consultation on a variety of financial, organizational, and business management topics, a press release said
UGT is an economically disadvantaged, women-owned small business based in Charlotte, N.C., that provides information technology and engineering services. It was founded in 2002 and focuses on the needs of federal, state, and local government agencies, the press release said.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to encourage approved mentors to provide various forms of assistance to eligible protégé participants.
The purpose of the ORAU mentor-protégé relationship is to enhance the capabilities of the protégés and to improve their ability to successfully compete for federal contracts, the release said.
ORAU is a university consortium that manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for DOE.