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Alabama APEX Accelerator

Identify, Compete for, and Win Government Contracts

Bridging the gap between small business suppliers and prime contractor & agency buyers.

The Alabama APEX Accelerator, formerly known as the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is a statewide program, serving Alabama for over 37 years in an effort to grow the state’s economy by connecting corporate buyers and government agencies with a reliable, diverse, agile, and efficient small business suppliers.

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2/1/23: The Alabama PTAC program is transitioning to a new name!  In the coming weeks and months, you will notice that our communication and training materials will start acknowledging us as the Alabama APEX Accelerator.  Don’t worry, our mission has not changed, just our name!

APEX Alabama provides government procurement and contracting assistance through a group of specialty business advisors located at six locations in Alabama.  APEX Alabama primarily works with small businesses, but does work with larger businesses that need assistance fulfilling their small business award obligations.

What services does the program provide?

“Assistance of a specialized and professional nature provided to a business firm to enable it to identify potential contractual opportunities with DOD, other federal agencies, State and/or local governments, and government prime contractors, or to obtain or perform under contracts with these entities. This specialized assistance may consist of, but is not limited to, locating potential marketing opportunities for our clients’ products and/or services, educating and/or familiarizing firms and clients in the area of electronic commerce, assisting in the preparation of registrations, proposals and financial and contractual forms, and providing guidance in relation to quality assurance and production as it relates to government-specific requirements or specifications.”

APEX Alabama is hosted by the University of Alabama’s Office of Research & Economic Development, and is deployed statewide at partner university locations:

Alabama PTAC at UAHuntsville

Economic Impact

APEX Alabama creates tangible economic impact in Alabama, creating real jobs and strong businesses that support the state’s growing economy.

“This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.”  

Contracting Assistance in Alabama

Covering All 67 Counties

Women-Owned Small Business Clients 38%
Minority-Owned Small Business Clients 43%
Veteran-Owned Small business Clients 29%
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