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The Guide to Government Contracting for Alabama Small Businesses has been prepared by the Alabama APEX Accelerator  (formerly Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)) and the Alabama SBDC Network to help small businesses in Alabama win government contracts.  The Alabama APEX Accelerator and the Alabama SBDC Network provide confidential, one-on-one technical assistance to help small businesses in Alabama expand sales of goods and services and strengthen the state's economy.

This guide will help you understand the world of government contracting, what is required to pursue this fascinating business opportunity, and if selling goods and services to the government is a viable option to grow your small business.  We strongly recommend that you work with one of our Procurement Counselors to avoid any missteps. Note: Some portions of this guide are slightly dated; a revision is planned for 2023.  Stay tuned!

This guide is currently available on the Alabama SBDC website; click here to access it.


This publication was made possible due to the cooperation between several agencies of the State of Alabama, including the Alabama Department of Commerce – the Office of Small Business Advocacy, the State Finance Department- Division of Purchasing, and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs – Office of Minority Business Enterprises.  We express our sincere appreciation for their assistance with the publication, but moreover, their leadership and commitment to assist small businesses to expand. The Alabama APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Defense.

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