North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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

March 2024: Benefits of Procurement Events

Each year, on the last Wednesday in March, the North Dakota APEX Accelerator hosts a state-wide selling-to-the-government expo….one you don’t want to miss.  The ND APEX Team works to create interesting and helpful workshops, assemble resource providers, gather prime contractors, and invite local, state, & federal agencies, all to assist companies seeking to do business with the government as primes or subcontractors.

Why would someone want to spend a day or even half a day at our Selling to the Government Expo?

  • Personal contact is still important
  • Highlight your company’s core competencies
  • Learn about opportunities to be posted
  • Understand the government market sector
  • Market your products and services
  • Hear from procurement experts
  • Interact with decision-makers
  • Recognize procurement trends
  • Learn about the resources available to you
  • Find out about procurement regulations
  • Meet and interact with other businesses
  • Network with government agencies
  • Gain market sector insight

Mark your calendars for this year’s and future North Dakota Selling to the Government Expos:

  • March 27, 2024, at Raymond J. Bohn Armory, 4150 Miriam Ave, Bismarck ND 58501
  • March 26, 2025: Fargo
  • March 25, 2026: Minot
  • March 31, 2027: Grand Forks

Watch for new events, workshops, industry days, and expos on a variety of platforms.

In addition to getting registered for the event, we recommend a few ways to prepare. First, review the Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator’s list of 14 Classic Tips for Attending a Government Expo or Trade Show.  Our favorite tip is to listen to how our competitors are selling themselves. Next, we strongly recommends having your company’s capability statement updated and ready to share.  Don’t know what that is? Read our blog post that explains. Finally, remember your business cards, writing utensils, and paper!

If unsure where to start or how to get organized, connect with the North Dakota APEX Accelerator. Our services are offered at no cost to businesses based in North Dakota. Register to schedule an appointment. Additionally, take advantage of the many other training opportunities and events on the ND APEX website.

Not from North Dakota? Find your closest APEX Accelerator on the Federal APEX website.