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Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
APEX Accelerator of Alabama (formerly Alabama PTAC)

Government Marketing & Procurement

The government buys everything, and selling to the government can be a profitable venture. Each year the federal government purchases more than $200 billion worth of goods and services. State and municipal governments spend more than $20 billion annually.

In an effort to help Alabama’s small business community tap into the lucrative world of government contracting, the University of Alabama hosts the APEX Accelerator of Alabama, which is deployed statewide through partner universities. The APEX Accelerator (formerly Alabama PTAC) has been offering procurement technical assistance for over 37 years. This APEX Accelerator is funded in part by the Department of Defense.

To work with one of our procurement specialists, please complete our online registration form.
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APEX Accelerator services include:

  • Free Guide to Government Contracting for Alabama’s Small Businesses (see below)
  • Bid-Matching Service: The best bids for your company are sent directly to you.
  • Procurement Matchmaker Events: Great opportunity to meet the buyers, and to pitch your capabilities.
  • Professional Advisors: PTAC Specialists are trained and certified professionals that you can trust.
  • Registration: Don’t fall for any scams and pay someone for SAM registration.
  • Certifications: HUBZone, Women-Owned (WOSB), SBA 8(a), Veteran owned No-Bid Contracts & Simple Acquisition
  • DUNS Number: Don’t pay for a DUNS number.
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APEX Alabama

Guide to Contracting in Alabama

The Guide to Government Contracting for Alabama Small Businesses has been prepared by the APEX Accelerator of Alabama (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Center, PTAC) and the Alabama SBDC Network to help small businesses in Alabama win government contracts.  The APEX Accelerator provides confidential, one-on-one technical assistance to help small businesses in Alabama expand sales of goods and services through government contracting and strengthen the state’s economy.

This guide will help you understand the world of government contracting, what is required to pursue this fascinating business opportunity, and if selling goods and services to the government is a viable option to grow your small business.  We strongly recommend that you work with one of our Procurement Specialists to avoid any missteps.  Ms. Lindsay Frey manages the PTAC program and would be glad to talk with you about procurement opportunities; Please call 205-348-1687.

Alabama Procurement Guide 2017

This publication was made possible due to the cooperation between several agencies of the State of Alabama, including the Alabama Department of Commerce – the Office of Small Business Advocacy, theState Finance Department- Division of Purchasing, and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs – Office of Minority Business Enterprises.  We express our sincere appreciation for their assistance with the publication, but moreover, their leadership and commitment to assist small businesses to expand.

To download the guide, please fill out the form below.


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