Massachusetts APEX Accelerator

Massachusetts APEX


The Government Buys Almost Everything!   

Selling to the government can be a profitable venture. Each year the federal government purchases more than $200 billion worth of goods and services. State and municipal governments spend an additional $20 billion. The Massachusetts APEX Accelerator (formerly the Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center) is powerful because it connects small business with the federal government.

The Massachusetts APEX can guide you through the government procurement process and provide you with information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace. Staff can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed.

Whether you are new to government contracting or you have sought contracts in the past, the Massachusetts APEX can help you! Bidding on government contracts is a time-consuming, yet worthwhile process. Massachusetts APEX is here to guide you through the process and give you information and referral on how to be more competitive. Our services are free, confidential and easy to access.

The Department of Defense funds APEX Accelerator to increase the number of vendors capable of performing on government contracts. Click on image below to watch a short video on the APEX program (4:49 mins).

 Watch a short video on the rebranding of PTACs to APEX Accelerators

APEX video 


This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

Massachusetts APEX Accelerator
UMass Amherst Center at Springfield
Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01115

413-545-6303 | Fax: 413-737-2312

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Cash match for the cooperative agreement is funded from a legislatively approved line item from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The state-funded line item includes funding for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) for federal procurement technical assistance services within the center. The Massachusetts APEX is not funded under the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Massachusetts.