Golden State APEX Accelerator is hosted by the Kern County Builders Exchange in Bakersfield and serves various counties in the Central California region.

In addition to Kern, we assist businesses throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

We work with businesses across all industries

In 2020, the federal government awarded a total of $143.4 billion in small business federal contracting, a staggering increase from the previous year of nearly $14 billion.

There are government contracting opportunities for all types of businesses. Our client database includes construction companies, security & surveillance, pest control, landscaping, tech, agriculture, professional development, and more. Find out if you’re an eligible candidate for government contracting by scheduling a one-on-one session with our procurement specialists. 

Our region has unique opportunities to work with a wide range of government agencies. We are home to six Department of Defense military installations within a 150-mile radius from the Golden State APEX office, totaling approximately $7.5 billion in annual procurement. However, our support extends well beyond contracts with the Department of Defense. We assist with contracting all levels of government, including federal, state, and municipal agencies. Our procurement specialists will help you define what contracts and agencies are the right fit for your business.

Kern County


Edwards Air Force Base

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Ventura County

Port Hueneme

Naval Air Station Point Mugu

Santa Barbara

Vandenburg Air Force Base

San Luis Obispo

Camp Roberts California National Guard

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.