Government Contracting


The Montana SBDC Network works closely with APEX Accelerator (formerly know as the Procurement Technical Assistance Center). APEX Accelerator was created in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of small businesses capable of successfully participating in the government marketplace.

APEX Accelerators are located across the United States. Their counselors provide a wide range of assistance — mostly free of charge — to businesses through one-on-one counseling sessions, classes, seminars and matchmaking events. APEX Accelerator staff members possess backgrounds in government acquisitions and participate in ongoing training, enabling them to keep pace with the continually changing acquisition marketplace, its policies and procedures.

APEX Accelerators can provide assistance to your business in a wide range of areas whether you are in the beginning, intermediate or advanced stages of government contracting. Areas of assistance include:

  • Determining suitability for contracting
  • Securing necessary registrations
  • Women-owned small business (WOSB), 8(A), HubZone and other certifications
  • Researching procurement histories
  • Networking
  • Identifying big opportunities
  • Proposal preparation
  • Contract performance issues
  • Preparing for an audit

Visit the Montana APEX Accelerator website to learn more about how they can assist you with your government contracting needs.