About Montana APEX Accelerator 

Montana APEX Accelerator provides personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. Selling to the government – or subcontracting to prime contractors – can be good for your business. But understanding, finding, and pursuing opportunities can be challenging. Montana APEX Accelerator advisors are ready to help you meet those challenges. We give you tools you can use to do business with federal, state and local agencies.

Our government contracting advisors have years of public and private sector experience. Many of us have owned small businesses or worked extensively in business development. Our personal backgrounds and experiences give us a unique ability to understand your business needs and concerns.

We also understand the complexities of government contracting. We attend specialized training and participate in professional certification programs to keep pace with changing registrations, regulations and requirements. Our advisors are members of the national APEX Accelerators, a network of over 500 experienced procurement professionals.

To be eligible for our services, we ask that you:

  • Be an established Montana business that needs assistance with government contracting
  • Complete an APEX Accelerator Request for Service Agreement
  • Be willing to objectively evaluate your company’s government contracting potential
  • Display an interest in learning about selling your products or services to the government
  • Have an email address and internet access
  • Report, on a regular basis, all government contract awards that you receive
  • Respond to Montana APEX Accelerator client satisfaction surveys

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and answering your questions. Let us know how we can help you with your government contracting needs. Find an office near you

APEX Accelerator History

In the mid-’80s, Congress recognized the need for a resource that could help businesses learn how to navigate the government marketplace and win contracts. So in 1985, the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was established. In early 2023, PTAP was renamed to APEX Accelerator. Today, APEX Accelerators serves as the foundation for APEX Accelerators (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Centers) located throughout the United States and in U.S. territories. APEX Accelerators are funded through cooperative agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state/local governments/non-profit entities. Montana APEX Accelerator services are free. On occasion, there may be a minimal fee to cover the cost of an event, etc. APEX Accelerators serve businesses, large and small, throughout the state. The Montana PTAP began as three separate PTACs under different organizations in 1993. In 1998, the three centers combined into a statewide program under Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). As “host” of the state program, BSED holds the primary cooperative agreement with Department of Defense to provide APEX Accelerator services to MT businesses. This is accomplished through subrecipient agreements with six organizations across the state to host an APEX Accelerator in their areas.


Montana APEX Accelerator is made possible by Big Sky Economic Development and its partner organizations across the state.

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