The APEX Accelerator program, formerly known as Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), is under management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), plays a critical role in the Department’s efforts to identify and assist a wide range of businesses enter and participate in the defense supply-chain. The program provides the education and training to ensure that all businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts.

As a result of this funding, our counseling and training services are offered at no cost to businesses. Our program mission is to assist San Diego, Orange, and Imperial County businesses.

Examples of our services:

o Assistance in selling to federal, state, and local government agencies
o One-on-one counseling with Procurement Specialists
o Market research to locate government agencies who buy your products or services
o Help in locating bid opportunities
o Assistance with bid & proposal assistance
o GSA Schedules
o DOD Cybersecurity Requirements
o Webinars on a variety of contracting topics
o Assistance with government certifications
o System for Award Management (SAM.gov)

If your business is located outside of the San Diego, Orange, or Imperial counties, please click here to find your local PTAC.

Learn more about our services or view our FY 2022 Annual Report or Fact Sheet.

* This APEX Accelerator (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Dept. of Defense Office of Small Business Programs.”

** Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Get Started with our Program

1. Complete our online application if  your business is located in San Diego, Orange or Imperial counties. If you’re located outside our service area, please click here to locate your closest APEX Accelerator.

2. After submitting the application, you’ll receive an email indicating the next step(s).

Need help with selling your products/services to the government?

Contact the San Diego, Orange, Imperial PTAC at 619-216-6671 or swcptac@swccd.edu.

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