ND APEX Accelerator

A resource for assisting North Dakota businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts.

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Oct 2023: Gems of the North Dakota APEX Accelerator

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How long has it been since you explored the North Dakota APEX Accelerator website? If it has been a while, it is time to make the trip. And because of our name change, our URL has been updated to reflect our new name, ND APEX Accelerator (ND APEX for short). To help you, we shared […]

Jan 2022: Building an Ecosystem for North Dakota’s Businesses to Leverage Government Contracting

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Here at the North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), we market our services to businesses in North Dakota interested in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts. We provide technical assistance to clients through one-on-one business advising as well as through topic-specific training and professional development. Most clients we work with need assistance with securing an […]

Dec 2021 Why would someone what to be involved with SBIR or STTR?

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“The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.” (source www.sbir.gov) Clear as North Dakota’s Red River? Why were these programs created? “SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their […]

Nov 2021: Why Would a Veteran-Owned business Want to sell to the Government?

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On November 11, 1918, the Great War ended. A year later, Armistice Day celebrated the end of that war.  Then in 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance.  Several years later, the United States celebrated its first National Veteran’s Day on November 11, 1938.  To honor this day of remembrance and our service […]

Sept 2021: Celebrate National PTAC Day!

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Though the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) have been around since 1985, September 15, 2021, is only our fourth National PTAC Day. PTACs were created to increase the number of businesses of all sizes, large and small, that work with government contracting. PTACs do this by educating businesses and helping them navigate the procurement process. […]

June 2021: Skill Builders

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Everyone wants to ‘land’ the big government contract. However, landing any contract takes time and skill. You and your company need the skills to submit, win, and manage a contract. To build your skills in the world of government contracts, consider the following: Communication is a must. Brush up on this skill by taking business, […]

May 2021 BONUS: Podcast Worth Sharing

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As a bonus blog post in May, we are sharing a recent podcast that featured Ms. Sherry Savage, Program Manager for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Sherry talks about how PTAP is a force multiplier for the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce. The two goals of the […]