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An Introduction to Winning Business in the Government Marketplace
2023 Government Contracting Year in Review
SBA Veteran Certification (VetCert) Update 2024
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Alaska APEX offers easy access to our library of on-demand webinars covering many essential topics in government contracting, from marketing to certifications to managing contract changes and much more.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Better Contracting Initiative (BCI) to Save Billions Annually
On November 8, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the BCI to ensure better terms and pricing when the government purchases goods and services. The BCI also ensures the government is deliberate about whom it purchases goods and services from, including …
DHS Small Business Vendor Outreach Session
Each fiscal year (FY) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), as part of the Small Business Outreach Program, conducts ten sessions of 15-minute pre-arranged virtual meetings with small businesses. These Vendor …
Future DOD Solicitations to Include Vendor Feedback Survey
The FAR now contains a new provision: 52.201-1, Acquisition 360: Voluntary Survey. This provision will contain a link to a survey for vendors to complete where they can provide voluntary feedback to state how satisfied they are with various aspects …
FY 2023 Service Contract Reporting (SCR) Submission Date Extended
The Department of Defense has allowed for the extension of the FY 2023 Service Contract Reporting (SCR) submission date in SAM. For FY 2023 data reporting, the annual SCR submission date of October 31 is extended through January 31, 2024, …
Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts Covered by Executive Order 14026 Rate Change in Effect as of January 1, 2024
Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Executive Order 14026 minimum wage rate that generally must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts will increase to $17.20 per hour. This minimum wage rate will apply …
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The Alaska APEX Accelerator
The Alaska APEX Accelerator provides procurement training, counseling, and solicitation support throughout the state, and helps Alaskan businesses keep informed of government contracting opportunities through our Bid Match program.
Our staff possess diverse backgrounds in government procurement at the federal, state, and local level, and regularly participate in training activities to further their professional development. This helps us keep pace with the ongoing changes in policies and procedures that impact the acquisition marketplace.
How the Alaska APEX Accelerator Helps Businesses
- Free services provided throughout the state
- Identify and explain contracting opportunities at federal, state and local government levels
- Advise businesses how to apply for small business certifications such as woman-owned and veteran-owned
- Ongoing workshops, webinars, trainings and match-making events
- Confidential one-on-one technical assistance