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A business is ready to receive Maryland APEX Accelerator counseling services provided it is registered in the state of Maryland and has a product or service that has a reasonable expectation of being procured under a government contract or purchase order.  There is NO COST to the business owner who receives services. Your application will be processed within 30 days of your request.

Our services include:

  • Information on federal/state/local procurement opportunities.

  • Assistance with SBIR & STTR applications

  • Advice for obtaining solicitations, references, specifications, and
    drawings from buying offices.


  • Assistance with the preparation of bidders' mailing list applications.

  • Market research to locate government agencies that buy your products
    or services.


  • Help in locating subcontracting opportunities.

  • Access to a library of federal, state, and local procurement resources.

  • Support with bid package preparation.

  • Pre/post-award contract assistance.

  • Aid with electronic commerce/electronic data interchange.

  • Guidance for small, minority, women-owned, and disabled veteran certifications.

  • Referrals to other programs or activities to support businesses when appropriate.

  • Information about cybersecurity requirements and compliance, including federal government and DoD cybersecurity regulation compliance.

  • Information about contract-related risks related to Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI).

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) and similar government programs

  • And much more!

I wanted to take a second to thank you for so much of your time yesterday. Your expertise, knowledge, and willingness to help me will certainly make a HUGE difference for me and our company." - Sheila M.

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