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APEX Alabama offers one-on-one counseling and group trainings on a variety of contracting topics. Our APTAC-Certified Procurement Specialists can help identify business opportunities, connect you with government agency representatives, and advise on contract questions as they arise.

APEX Alabama offers the following:

  • No charge for advising, nominal fee for some training events
  • One-on-one confidential advising sessions
  • Assistance with SBA Contracting Programs &  Other Certifications:
    • 8(a) certification
    • HUBZone certification
    • Mentor/Protege programs
    • Women-owned (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged (EDWOSB)
    • Veteran-owned (VOSB) and Service Disabled (SDVOSB)
    • Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DOT DBE)
    • ADECA Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE)
  • Cybersecurity: CMMC and NIST compliance
  • FOCI: Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence
  • SBIR/STTR: Government-Led Innovation Programs
  • Contract Vehicles
    • Assistance with GSA Schedules
    • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
    • Indefinite Delivery, indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
  • Guidance on government requirements
  • Access to procurement resources
  • Training events on procurement topics
  • SAM.gov & other website registrations

Marketing
• Effectively wording your Capabilities Statement – often your first impression for contract award officers
• Locate & identify government contracting opportunities to pursue

Bid/Proposal Assistance
• Solicitation/Bid Analysis; Review of GSA schedule solicitations; Identification of cost elements

Contract Administration
• Payment problems; Contract modification implications; Liaison between clients & government

Pre-Award Surveys
• Documentation of financial capability; Evidence to show technical ability to perform; Facilities capabilities

Bid-Matching Service & Matchmaker Events

Once an APEX client has achieved the minimum requirements to become “procurement ready, ” they can receive a no-cost subscription to an electronic Bid-Match Service that matches opportunities available based specifically on your geographic and specialty criteria. We scan federal, state, & local notices boards; opportunities based on the search criteria you provide are found for you and delivered promptly.

Simplify your marketing efforts by attending a matchmaker event and meet face-to-face with buyers. The events bring hundreds of small business suppliers together to meet one-on-one with government purchasing officers to discuss specific contracting opportunities.

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