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Getting Started with  Government Contracting

The Maryland APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC) is here to provide counsel for you and your business associates at no cost on how to navigate the government procurement process. Please read the following requirements for counseling.

The Maryland APEX Accelerator considers an entity to be ready for counseling when it meets the following criteria*:


       1) Has a current Maryland business registration

       2)  Has a product or service to sell to the government

       3)  Business must have past performance experience in either commercial or government work

       4) Has a business in good standing (check here)


*We cannot serve non-profits or assist with grant applications (with the exception of SBIR/STTR).

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If you meet the criteria above, you are ready to get started! Sign up HERE  

Please allow 30 business days for your application to be processed.

If your business is located outside of the state of Maryland, click HERE to find your local PTAC.

For general business assistance beyond government procurement, please apply for services with your local SBDC. 

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