Government contracting includes the Federal, State, Local and sub-contracting marketplaces. The federal, the individual state governments and local governments seek to do business on a competitive basis, with competent businesses that can supply products and services as required by manufacturing and/or delivery specifications and schedules.

The government market is large and growing. The federal government alone is the largest consumer of supplies and services in the world! With small business goals, no other market provides more potential opportunity for small business than government contracting.

The APEX Accelerator (formerly referred to as the PTAC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center) at SAP&DC provides one-on-one counseling to businesses guiding them through vendor qualifying criteria and to the appropriate market entry points while instructing them on the protocols and procedures for each market. We serve a 15-county region in central Pennsylvania. SAP&DC APEX Accelerator is here to help businesses in Bedford, Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties. Through our partnership with North Central Regional and Northern Tier Planning and Development Commissions, we also help businesses in Bradford, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Wyoming Counties.

This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


James F. Gerraughty, MBA, CPP
Government Procurement Program Manager

If your company is not in the above counties, please visit the DLA PTAP page to find the APEX Accelerator to serve you!