Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network


Solving the Puzzle of Government Contracting


APEX AcceleratorThe Massachusetts APEX Accelerator (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Center - PTAC) business specialists are dedicated to providing assistance in bidding, managing and performing on government contracts. Much of the counseling is performed at the client's firm location, making the technical support delivery available in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Clients receive an understanding of contracting requirements and the know-how to obtain and successfully perform federal, state and local government contracts. Small businesses headquartered in Massachusetts and in business for at least two years can subscribe to a free bid-matching service informing them of bidding opportunities (when electronically available) matching their specific product and/or service profiles. Massachusetts APEX provides a wide range of assistance, such as: guidance on initial registrations and small business certifications, researching procurement histories, small business matchmaking conferences, proposal guidance and review, contract performance issues and much more.

E-commerce, including registering, bidding and performing on-line, in a paperless environment is a vital part of federal contracting. The Massachusetts APEX staff supports vendors in those efforts. Technical data, such as military specifications, standards, pricing histories and technical information by part number is supplied.

Procurement specialists are located throughout the state. For additional information, visit


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