Press Release

New Year, New Name – PTACs become APEX-Accelerators

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Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC)

(707) 267-7561

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New Year, New Name – PTACs become APEX-Accelerators

Arcata, CA, January 10, 2023 — The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) has changed its name to APEX Accelerators.

The program is now under the management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the 95+ centers nationwide, including Norcal PTAC, will be transitioning to the new name in the coming months.
As the PTAC name sunsets in 2023, you will notice us slowly start to implement our new name, a new logo, new branding, and new contact information.

Located throughout Northern California, Norcal PTAC has provided valuable support to small businesses looking to enter the government contracting market. By offering resources and guidance on the procurement process, Norcal PTAC has helped numerous businesses in the region grow and thrive.

The new APEX Accelerators brand reflects the program’s focus on driving innovation and helping small businesses reach new heights. We believe this new name captures the spirit of collaboration and forward-thinking that defines our work.
“We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter as APEX Accelerators and are confident that the new brand will be a powerful symbol of our commitment to fostering a strong and vibrant small business community in Northern California and beyond,” said Taylor Bowes, director of Norcal PTAC.

Our assistance will not change. We continue to be here for all your government contracting needs. You’ll continue to experience exceptional support, just under a new name.

About APEX Accelerators:

APEX Accelerators is a program of the Department of Defense that helps small businesses secure contracting opportunities with the government through technical assistance and guidance. With locations throughout the country, APEX Accelerators is committed to driving innovation and propelling small businesses to new heights. For more information, please visit

For more information about Norcal PTAC, please visit