About Us

The Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator (formerly GTPAC) offers no-cost assistance to Georgia businesses that have an interest in doing work for federal, state, or local government agencies. Our assistance includes teaching, mentoring, and coaching, as well as the tools to research and identify government contracting opportunities.

We offer assistance to nonprofit organizations and state and local government entities as they navigate the System for Award Management database (SAM.gov) for grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of financial assistance for educational programs, healthcare, research, infrastructure, economic development, and community programs.

The Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator is a member of the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs. In addition to helping businesses do business with the DOD, we also assist with other agencies of the federal government.

Depending on the need, clients of the Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator may be eligible for additional services and resources from its sister programs in the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s economic development arm, including:

To learn more about Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator and the services we provide, schedule a free 30-minute introductory virtual meeting with one of our Procurement Counselors using the online appointment booking system.

To be eligible for our services, you must:

      • Be a Georgia-based company. (Outside Georgia? Click hereto find resources in your state.)
      • Want to sell to the government.
      • Have the potential to sell to the government.
      • Have email capability and internet access.
      • Complete a client application.
      • Report all government contract awards each calendar quarter, whether GT APEX Accelerator was directly involved or not.
      • Respond to our quarterly Quality of Services survey.
      • Agree to all other applicable terms and conditions outlined in the New Client Application.

Three steps to become a client:

  1. Attend our Introduction to Government Contracting This 3-hour orientation is designed for anyone considering the pursuit of government contracting, including businesses that need an update on current government acquisition standards and requirements. Course contents include:
      • An overview of how the government buys goods and services and what they buy
      • The seven phases of government procurement
      • Government registrations
      • How to find subcontracting opportunities
      • A briefing on Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator services and how to tap into them
  2. After taking the intro seminar, you will need to fill out the New Client Application to register your company as a client. We require that all companies utilizing our services fill out the new client application. Signing up is free and makes your company eligible to receive tools including our BidMatch service and one-on-one assistance from our Procurement Counselors.

Additional client services

To ensure our clients continue to succeed in the ever-changing government marketplace, the Georgia Tech APEX Accelerator hosts free online seminars and workshops on a wide variety of government contracting topics. You may also login to any of our free recorded webinars and training sessions on-demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.