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Welcoming APEX Accelerator to Alabama

The national Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) has changed its name to APEX Accelerators. The program is now under the management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the 95+ programs nationwide, including Alabama PTAC, will be transitioning to the new name in the coming months.

As the PTAC name sunsets in 2023, you will notice us slowly start to implement our new name, a new logo, new branding, and new contact information.

With personnel located throughout the state, the Alabama PTAC has provided valuable support to small businesses looking to enter and compete in the government contracting market. By offering resources and guidance on the procurement process, the Alabama PTAC has helped numerous businesses grow and thrive since its inception in 1986. Over the last five years, Alabama PTAC clients were awarded $1.1 Billion in prime- and sub- contract awards; over 8,200 individuals attended PTAC training events.

The new APEX Accelerators brand reflects the program’s focus on driving innovation and helping small businesses reach new heights in government contracting.

“We are excited to implement DOD’s fresh approach to providing technical assistance in government contracting. Alabama is blessed with an abundance of companies that have the potential to succeed in federal, state, and local procurement contracts, and DOD’s renewed emphasis on innovation is a good fit for Alabama,” said Lindsay Frey, director of Alabama PTAC.

Our assistance will not change. We continue to be here for all your government contracting needs. You’ll continue to experience exceptional support, just under a new name.


About Alabama PTAC:

The Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is a statewide program, serving Alabama for over 37 years in an effort to grow the state’s economy by connecting corporate buyers and government agencies with a reliable, diverse, agile, and efficient small business suppliers. The program is hosted by the University of Alabama’s Office for Research & Economic Development.

About APEX Accelerators:

APEX Accelerators is a program of the Department of Defense that helps small businesses secure contracting opportunities with the government through technical assistance and guidance. With locations throughout the country, APEX Accelerators is committed to driving innovation and propelling small businesses to new heights. For more information, please visit

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