APEX Accelerator

Speed up your on-ramp to doing business with the government with the APEX Accelerator, a program that offers a wealth of benefits and resources. 

The Virginia APEX Accelerator, administered by George Mason University, is a statewide resource for businesses doing business with the government. Originally named PTAC, or Procurement Technical Assistance Center, the APEX Accelerator through matching funds from local government and non-profit sources offers no and low-cost assistance to businesses who want to participate in the government procurement process at federal, state, and local levels. APEX Accelerators are locally-run offices with programming customized to participants’ local market environments and needs.

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Advantages of the APEX Accelerator


Learn the essentials for government procurement from industry advisors.

  • Navigating government databases
  • Acquiring socio-economic certifications
  • Answering contract management questions
  • Marketing to the government


Take part in free monthly educational seminars and webinars covering a variety of procurement topics. Browse our calendar of upcoming classes and plan to join us for actionable insights into working with the government.

Bid Match Service

The Virginia APEX Accelerator Bid Match Service (BMS) locates bid opportunities with federal, state, local, and foreign governments. The system uses keywords and phrases that align with your company’s products and services. Register to have matching bids delivered to your inbox daily!