Step 10: Contact Your Alaska APEX Accelerator

A Resource for You

The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs has established a nationwide network of APEX Accelerators to assist small businesses with their government contracting efforts. The Alaska APEX Accelerators is a partner program of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Business Enterprise Institute. Our team provides assistance, education, and resources to any business in search of local, state, and federal government contract opportunities. Our core services include:

One-on-One Assistance

Our experienced on-site contract specialists can guide you through the complicated government procurement processes. These might include:

  • Registering in the System for Award Management (
  • Reviewing federal, state and local buying procedures
  • Marketing to specific agencies
  • Understanding small business certifications such as 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran- Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and Woman-Owned

Electronic Bid Match

APEX’s most resourceful service is Bid Match – an electronic matching of your products or services with government solicitation opportunities (federal, state, and local). APEX clients establish a profile based on the types of products or services provided; opportunities matching that profile are then sent directly via email. Utilization of this free service requires submitting performance results through our quarterly survey.

Workshops and Seminars

These educational and informative workshops provide you with the most current contracting information. APEX also introduces you to agency contracting personnel and prime contractors through our “Meet-the-Agency” and “Meet-the-Prime” programs.

APEX staff can be reached by calling 907-786-7258 or email to You may also request services online by clicking here.