Golden State APEX Accelerator, Formerly Golden State PTAC

Securing a government contract can be a daunting process. We’re here to help businesses in Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.

Golden State PTAC Announces Name Change to APEX Accelerator

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), initially managed by the Defense Logistics Agency, has changed its name to APEX Accelerators. The Golden State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will become Golden State APEX Accelerator to align with the program’s name and structural change.

WE GUIDE local & regional businesses on HOW TO OBTAIN AND perform on government contracts.

Whether you’re looking to contract with a government agency at the federal, state, or local level, our counselors will work with you to fulfill your procurement goals. To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application, and a member of the Golden State APEX Accelerator will follow up with you.

How We Can Help

Obtaining contracts with government agencies at any level requires a targeted approach. Our counselors will work with you to define your business goals and help put you in the best position to access government contracting opportunities.

From paperwork and government websites to understanding the requirements of multiple government agencies, we have the expertise to help our clients navigate those barriers.

Start the procurement process today with the Golden State APEX Accelerator.

Client Enrollment

The first step to learning about government contracting is Client Enrollment. Our goal is to help your business search, submit proposals for and perform on government contracts, and to do so, we need to learn about you!

Please fill out our short application to become a Golden State APEX Accelerator client.


Services At No Cost

We provide services at no cost, including:

  • Determining eligibility
  • Individual Counseling/Group Training
  • Government Vendor Registration
  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Certification Assistance
  • Help create contracting-specific marketing materials
  • Review marketing collateral
  • Sourcing bids & projects including Bid Match Service
  • Liaison between small businesses and government agencies


The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) is now under the management of the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and has changed its name to APEX Accelerators. Please note, our mission and assistance will not change.  We are still here to assist businesses within our 4 county service area with all things government contracting – Federal, State, local and related subcontracting.