Just copy and paste the links below into your emails to refer Potential Mentors or Proteges to the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program.

Refer a potential Mentor to the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program

Or you can;

Refer a Protege to the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program

Just the act of completing the appropriate MPP Questionnaire will automatically create their MPP profile, and send them an email with instructions for the next steps. Please ask “pre-existing” users of PRA or DBE Supportive Services to use their existing PRA email addresses and/or use their employee company email addresses if they don’t have a PRA user yet. This will help to ensure that duplicate users are not created in PRA. Thank you.

Note:

Protege firms should only complete (1) one MPP Protege questionnaire until they have graduated from the program.

Every member of a potential mentor firm that wants access to the MPP should complete the Prime Mentor MPP Questionnaire. This means that one PennDOT Prime Firm may have multiple “Potential Mentors”  that have completed the survey. Since Mentoring occurs on the firm level, this does not negatively impact the program and may help potential mentor firms manage the program easier.


Click The Image Below To See The Full Playlist of Open MPP Calls.

See direct links to Open MPP Q&A Session Calls below:


01.19.23 PennDOT MPP Open Q&A Call

This was an open Q&A session conducted on 01.19.23 for the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program. Visit ProRankAcademy.com to learn more.

  • 01:17 – Protege SignUp
  • 04:26 – Can Proteges be viewed by region? (Yes)
  • 13:41 – Are they any new program updates? (Yes)
  • 18:53 – Can our company use the Muti-Account feature to share access? (Yes)
  • 25:45 – How do Sub-Accounts work with Mult-Accounts?
  • 35:08 – MPP Referral Links
  • 42:39 – Pathways to PennDOT Events
  • 43:46 – PRA Podcast

1.5.23 MPP Navigational Open Q&A Call

This was an open Q&A session conducted on 12.15.22 for the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program. Visit ProRankAcademy.com to learn more.

  • 00:28 – Call Agenda
  • 03:05 – Accessing Past MPP Open Q&A Calls
  • 04:27 – MPP Streamline Signup Process (Proteges)
  • 06:16 – MPP Streamline Signup Process (Mentors)
  • 08:21 – MPP Room Reports
  • 10:56 – Can “Underutilized” Proteges be on multiple MPP Projects?
  • 12:44 – Making Connections & Sending Messages
  • 16:17 – Embedding Links in PRA Messages
  • 17:56 – Using the PRA “Community Page” to Make Connections
  • 18:50 – How to Check Pending Notifications
  • 20:21 – PRA Community Page Filters
  • 22:24 – Editing Your PRA Profile
  • 23:05 – Creating Resumes & Capabilities Statements
  • 24:40 – The PRA Jobs & Projects Board
  • 26:03 – The Resume Dashboard
  • 26:55 – MPP Notices
  • 28:09 – Using ECMS to Find Potential MPP Mentors
  • 28:12 – Finding ECMS From Google
  • 28:50 – Entering ECMS As A Guest
  • 29:57 – Accessing Upcoming Construction Bids on ECMS
  • 31:11 – How to View the List Of Planholders on ECMS
  • 33:25 – Where to Get a Direct Link to the “Mentors Questionnaire” on MPPSurvey.com
  • 34:15 – How to Access the Public MPP Resource Page
  • 36:46 – Finding Consulting Mentors on ECMS
  • 37:20 – Using the ECMS Business Business Partner Search to Get ConsultantEmails
  • 40:44 – Finding PennDOT ECMS Training on PRA
  • 42:18 – ECMS For Contactors 22.2
  • 43:54 – ECMS For Consultants 22.3
  • 44:57 – Accessing ECMS Independent Study Courses
  • 47:26 – Accessing the MPP Program Documents
  • 49:29 – How to View Connection Requests

12.15.22 PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Open Q&A Session

This was an open Q&A session conducted on 12.15.22 for the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program. Visit ProRankAcademy.com to learn more.

  • 00:29 – Session Agenda
  • 02:06 – How To Access the primary PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Course
  • 05:58 – How to Access Courses in any MPP Tier Room
  • 08:39 – The Purpose of Tier 1
  • 09:12 – The Purpose of Tier 2
  • 12:32 – The Purpose of Tier 3
  • 12:52 – Navigating the MPP Room Tabs
  • 13:05 – Making Connections in Rooms
  • 14:42 – Accessing PennDOT Training Courses
  • 21:43 – Tips for Recruiting Mentors
  • 25:17 – Advanced Tips for using MPP Info in ECMS
  • 30:25 – The MPP Resource Page Review Where to find MPP Calls
  • 31:56 – Sending PRA Links
  • 36:38 – Submitting Resumes & Capabilities Statements
  • 37:56 – Accessing SubAccounts
  • 42:36 – MPP Resource Video Time Stamps
  • 45:50 – MPP Romm Reports (New Filterable Column Headers)
  • 52:28 – Using The DB/DBE Mapper To Find Firms
  • 1:00:00 – I’m A Protege, Why don’t I have A Tier?

12.8.22 PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Open Q&ASsession

This was an open Q&A session conducted on 12.8.22 for the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program.  Check with us on Thursdays at 11:00 AM or Register HERE for the next live Thursday MPP Q&A Call. Please see the links below to the topics covered in the video above.

  • 00:14 – Tentative Agenda
  • 01:16 – Protege SignUp at http://MPPSurvey.com
  • 03:37 – Mentor SignUp at https://prorankllc.com/penndot-mpp-pr…
  • 05:11 – Can Non-Owners Fill out The Form at MPPSurvey.com?
  • 05:23 – MPP Protege Requirements
  • 05:56 – MPP Mentor Requirements
  • 06:36 – Can you be a Mentor to more than one Protege?
  • 08:01 – Can you explain the MPP Tiers?
  • 08:18 – Using the Sitewide Search
  • 08:55 – Using MPP Rooms
  • 09:36 – MPP Cohorts Explained
  • 10:37 – MPP Tiers Explained
  • 11:49 – Tier 1 Explained
  • 13:19 – Accesses MPP Room Courses
  • 14:29 – Accessing MPP Room Discussions
  • 15:59 – Tier 2 Explained
  • 18:49 – Tier 3 Explained
  • 22:53 – Can Prime Mentors see or Help Tier 2 Proteges?
  • 25:31 – The Importance of Adding a Profile Picture
  • 26:00 – Submitting Capabilities Statements
  • 27:41 – Adding Subaccounts
  • 31:34 – When should Mentors submit their MOUs?
  • 32:13 – MPP Room Report Review
  • 36:38 – The MPP Resource Page Review
  • 37:51 – Underlized Utilized Proteges Explained
  • 39:44 – Why Mentors should consider Underutilized Proteges
  • 41:00 – How will Mentors know which Proteges are available?
  • 44:04 – When to Tell other Potential Mentor Teams that you have been selected
  • 44:34 – Underutilized Proteges as Alternatives
  • 45:21 – Reviewing & Utilizing MPP Project Notices
  • 47:04 – How to Find Underutilized Proteges
  • 50:13 – The DB/DBE Mapper
  • 51:41 – The PennDOT ECMS Contractor Search Tool

12.1.22 PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Open Q&ASsession

This is a video from the 12.1.22 MPP Open Q&A Call. Check with us on Thursdays at 11:00 AM or Register HERE for the next live Thursday MPP Q&A Call. Please see the links below to the topics covered in the video above.

  • 2:33 – How to Use Sitewide Search Feature | How Do I Use the “Group Rooms” for the MPP?
  • 4:19 – How to Engage Mentors in the Tier 3 Rooms
  • 10:44 – How to SignUp via MPPSurvey.com
  • 11:56 – Editing Your PRA Profile
  • 14:23 – Viewing Connections in the Activity Feed
  • 15:00 – Ideas for Making New Connections
  • 20:00 – How to View MPP Notices
  • 25:00 – How to Ask PennDOT MPP Questions Directly
  • 28:00 – How to Access & View MPP Roo Reports
  • 35:00 – How to Access the PennDOT Contractor Search Tool
  • 35:49 – How to Access and Utilize the DBE Mapper
  • 38:15 – How to Access and Utilize the Event Calander
  • 38:52 – How to Access and Utilize the MPP Resource Page
  • 39:05 – A Tip for Tier 3 Proteges ” How to Recruit Mentors”
  • 39:20 – A Tip for Mentors “How to Recruit Proteges”
  • 39:36 – MPP Resource Room Videos & Time Stamp Links
  • 40:06 – Accessing Key MPP Program Documents
  • 40:28 – How to Return Documents & MOUs
  • 41:11 – How to Access The PRA Podcast

This is a video from 10.18.22 covering the 6 most frequently asked questions for the MPP program shown as excerpts below;

  1. MPP Mentor Streamlined Sign Up Form(New!)
  2. MPP Protege Sign Up


This is an update on July 15, 2022 from Daryl St. Clair of PennDOT on the status of the PennDOT Mentor Protege Program (MPP). General MPP Overview:

  • 0:51 – Mitigating potential program barriers
  • 1:26 – What’s in it for the mentors (Consultant Cohort)?
  • 1:59 – Can a protege pursue multiple projects at once?
  • 2:47 – Becoming familiar with PRA
  • 3:17 – Asking your MPP questions directly to PennDOT through PRA
  • 3:34 – Mentors DO NOT fill out the survey at mppsurvey.com! Mentors Signup at http://ProRankAcademy.com by setting up a profile and answering their profile questions.
  • 3:46 – Start of MPP Program Guide Review
  • 4:52 – MPP Stakeholder Roles
  • 5:48 – Program Framework
  • 7:00 – Can consultant mentors have multiple proteges?
  • 9:04 – What’s in it for the mentors (Construction Cohort)?
  • 10:02 – Flexibility with Commercial Useful Function (CUF)
  • 11:35 – How will the MPP impact construction prequalification?
  • 13:05 – Mentor Invoicing, Invoicing Log & Workplan Submission
  • 13:55 – Finding upcoming MPP projects before they are on ECMS

5-5-22 PennDOT Mentor Protege Event KickOff Video

This is ProRank’s portion of the May, 5 2022 PennDOT Mentor-Protege KickOff Event. See the sections by topic times below:

  • 0:10 – Presentation Overview
  • 0:45 – Who Is ProRank?
  • 15:09 – MPP Program Framework
  • 16:05 – Mentor – Protege Partnering
  • 23:47 – The Underutilized Pool
  • 27:18 – MPP Training Deployment

MPP Protege – Generic Welcome Video

This is a generic MPP welcome video for all protege tiers.

  • 0:08 – The Primary Purpose of the PennDOT Mentor Protege Program
  • 0:18 – The MPP Cohorts  (Construction/Consulting)
  • 0:28 – MPP Cohort Tiers Explained (1,2,3)
  • 1:04 – PennDOT ECMS Status – MPP Tier Correlation Explained
  • 2:00 – This Program focuses on PennDOT Civil Construction  & Engineering Opportunities
  • 3:03 – Contact Us with any further questions

6 Tips For Partnering With Primes (36:48)

This video provides an overview of 6 Tips for getting started with the PennDOT MPP Program for Tier 3 Proteges once they have been enrolled. See links to each of the 6 Tips below.

  • 00:54 – Accessing PRA
  • 04:37 – Tip #1: Complete Your PRA Profile
  • 14:09 – Tip #2: Upload Your Capabilities Statement
  • 19:21 – Tip #3: Engage Prime Mentors
  • 28:39 – Tip #4: Use The Document Tabs to Find Program Information
  • 31:25 – Tip #5: Use Discussions Forums To Ask Questions
  • 34:27 – Tip #6: Contact Us For Further Assistance

MPP Mentor – Navigational Tutorial (36:15)

This video is an overview of how Potential Mentors signup and participate in PennDOT’s Mentor-Protege Program. See the linked video sections below.

  • 00:00 – Session Agenda
  • 00:39 – PRA Sign-Up
  • 07:53 – Changing Your Primary Email Address
  • 09:37 – PRA Social Sign-In
  • 11:00 – Mentor Profile Edits
  • 12:11 – Finding The MPP Rooms on PRA
  • 15:37 – Mentor MPP Rooms Review
  • 18:07 – Navigating MPP Rooms
  • 22:12 – Understanding PRA Room Types 
  • 26:10 – Making Connections & Sending Messages
  • 30:37 – Tips for reviewing Potential Protege Profiles

PennDOT MPP Profile Edits & Choosing Cohorts For Mentors (31:07)

This video is a walkthrough of the Mentor signup process for PennDOT’s Mentor-Protege Program.

See links to the key video segments listed below:

  • 0:02 – Session Overview
  • 0:52 – The “Edit” Button – How to get started in the MPP as a Prime Mentor
  • 3:10 – How to access the MPP Group Rooms
  • 4:10 – Consultant Organizational Mentor Profile Settings
  • 5:00 – How mentors determine which MPP cohort they will be in
  • 5:54 – What Is a “Potential Mentor” or “Prime Mentor” and how does that impact PRA User type?
  • 8:00 – Determining Your PRA User Type (Many times this will already be selected for you)
  • 9:00 – The question that initiates the MPP on a mentor’s Profile
  • 9:55 – Determining who will be the mentor’s primary point of contact
  • 10:55 – Prime mentor’s view of the MPP Rooms after successful profile update, (Prime-Mentor MPP Validation)
  • 12:44 – The Benefit of signing up on PRA as a Potential Mentor
  • 13:19 – How mentor’s leave or change MPP cohorts
  • 15:30 – Contractor Organizational Mentor Profile Settings
  • 18:50 – Individual Retired Mentor Profile Settings
  • 21:07 – Retired mentor’s view of the MPP Rooms after successful profile update, (Retired- Mentor MPP Validation)
  • 21:30 – Retired Individual Mentors will also see the Tier 2 cohort rooms,
  • 22:20 – Changing or leaving MPP cohorts as a retired mentor
  • 22.50 – MPP Room Privacy explanation
  • 25:08 – Mentor Welcome Email Review

See links to helpful MPP documents below:


See links to helpful MPP rooms and discussions below: (Please note: You will already need to be a room member for the links to work.)

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