Government Contracting

PTACAlabama APEX Accelerator at ASU (formerly PTAC) assists Alabama small businesses interested in obtaining contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and state/local government agencies, and participating prime contractors. Its mission is to strengthen Alabama’s economy by stimulating job creation, growth, and business retention. To accomplish this goal, the Alabama APEX offers no-cost business advising services to businesses seeking to obtain federal, state, and local government contracts. Workshops and conferences are also held periodically throughout its eight (8) county servicing areas to assist small businesses in becoming more familiar and better prepared to navigate the procurement process.  Counties served by Alabama APEX at ASU are:  Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Tallapoosa. 

Procurement assistance and training include the following:

Registration in Government Databases:

  • Electronic Bid Tracking Services

Technical assistance with

  • SBA Profiles
  • Capability Statements
  • Market Research
  • Assistance with Contract Vehicles

Small Business Program Certifications:

  • 8(a) Business Development
  • Small Disadvantaged
  • Woman-Owned
  • Veteran-Owned
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
  • HUBZone
  • Subcontracting
  • Small Business Certifications
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Government Contracting Workshops / Seminars:

  • Business Matchmakers and Networking Events
  • Contract Marketing Strategies
  • GSA Federal Supply Schedules
  • Understanding Bid/Proposal Documents
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations

Contact the Alabama APEX at ASU today to schedule an appointment with one of our Alabama Procurement EXpert advisors. You can reach us at 334-604-3302 or

“This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Defense.” Alabama APEX is hosted by the University of Alabama’s Office of Research & Economic Development, and is deployed statewide at partner university locations. Formerly known as Alabama PTAC. Visit the APEX Accelerator of Alabama here...

For assistance contact 334-229-4138 or email Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.