Northeast & Southwest Michigan APEX Accelerator Services
One of the APEX Accelerator's most requested services, one-on-one business counseling, provides an opportunity to address specific client issues such as applications and registrations, marketing strategies, bid preparation assistance, subcontracting opportunities, pre-award survey preparation, quality requirements, contract modifications, electronic commerce, and troubleshooting.
Free Bid Match
Locating government bid opportunities can be very time-consuming, therefore we offer assistance in obtaining bidding opportunities. Electronic bid matching scans a variety of government agencies to provide a report specific to your company's product or service. Bid Match provides a wide variety of government bid opportunities including those from the beta.SAM.gov or Contract Opportunities database, DLA's bulletin boards, various EDI systems, state and local agencies, and foreign entities. To ensure that you see only those bids you are interested in, we help you develop search profiles that contain keywords, Product Service Codes (PSC/FSCs), and National Stock Numbers (NSNs).
Proposal Preparation & Submission
Your local APEX Accelerator is here to help you create a quality proposal that contains all the necessary information in the correct format. Government contracts and solicitations frequently refer to documents to explain rules and regulations that must be followed under the government contract at hand. We can connect you with the resources and documentation needed to effectively respond to contracts.
Seminars, Training Events, & Workshops
The APEX Accelerator's frequently hosts training sessions to assist local companies in learning more about specific government procurement topics. Our educational events are also an excellent way to connect with fellow local businesses.
Companies looking for assistance completing their System for Award Management (SAM) registration, SBA's Dynamic Small Business Search, State of Michigan Vendor Registration, or any other registration may contact us for assistance.
The Federal Government has a legislated policy that socio-economic goals need to be met for small businesses and specified classifications of small business: disadvantaged, 8(a) certified, women owned, disadvantaged women owned, HUBZone, veteran owned, and service disabled veteran owned concerns. These small businesses shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. Federal contractors who receive contracts valued at $700,000 (or $1,500,000 for construction) are required to carry out this policy in the awarding of subcontracts to the fullest extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract. Your PTAC can assist you in navigating through the subcontracting opportunities that are right for your business.
State of Michigan Contracting Assistance
The Michigan DTMB-Purchasing Operations' Contract Connect provides information and educational services to businesses looking to contract with the State of Michigan. The Department manages the procurement of commodities, services, and information technology valued at $25,000 and above for all state agencies. Contract Connect also provides opportunities in design, construction, and real estate leasing. On the website, the contract list and procurement opportunities may be viewed and downloaded. You will also find training materials and upcoming events that will help guide you through the state contracting process, as well as contact information for individual state agencies handling procurements of $25,000 and below in the Buyer Contact List.
Forms & Publications
Government contracts/solicitations frequently refer to documents to explain rules and regulations that must be followed under the government contract at hand. Contact us if you are in need of a government form or publication.
Our Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) database provides military procurement history and technical data on National Stock Numbers (NSNs) and Part Numbers (P/Ns). Contact us to request a report.
Specifications, Standards, & Drawings
Government contractors are frequently in need of specifications. The Northeast & Southwest Michigan APEX Accelerator team has access to many government specifications, such as Military and Commercial Specifications and drawings. lend a helping hand with this program.