Apex Accelerators UMKC

The APEX Accelerators program, formerly known as Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), under management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), plays a critical role in the Department’s efforts to identify and helps a wide range of businesses enter and participate in the defense supply-chain. The program provides the education and training to ensure that all businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts.


APEX Accelerators help businesses

  • Complete registration with a wide range of databases necessary for them to participate in the government marketplace (e.g., SAM).
  •  Identify which agencies and offices may need their products or services and how to connect with buying agencies and offices.
  •  Determine whether they are ready for government opportunities and how to position themselves to succeed.
  •  Navigate solicitations and potential funding opportunities.
  •  Receive notifications of government contract opportunities regularly.
  •  Network with buying officers, prime contractors, and other businesses.
  •  Resolve performance issues and prepare for audit, only if the service is needed, after receiving an award.

Today, APEX Accelerators are emphasizing helping underserved businesses that are eligible for certain government solicitations designed for the promotion of diversity, inclusion, and equity, and guiding them throughout the entire process. APEX Accelerators will continue increasing the number of Defense Industrial Base (DIB)-ready and Government Industrial Base (GIB, including local and state governments)-ready businesses including:

  • Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs)
  • Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZones)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs)
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs), and
  • Other underserved small businesses


Services Provided

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation (Specialty)
  • Government and Military Specifications (Specialty)
  • HUBZone Certification (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Certification (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts (Specialty)
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance (Specialty)
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Obtaining Government Contracts (Specialty)