NORCAL APEX Accelerator Services

Procurement can be a daunting process. That’s why we’re here to help, at no cost to you.

The mission of the Norcal APEX Accelerator (formerly Norcal PTAC) is to help small businesses build their government contracting capacity. 

We serve the following Northern California counties:

Del Norte, Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara

Clients or potential clients should be aware that there are many websites that look official but will charge for their services. In general, if a website URL ends with “.gov” it is probably safe to assume it’s a legitimate government website. If the URL ends in “.com”, please beware; you may have to pay for services rendered by the site.

One-on-one Advising

Our Procurement Specialists have 241 years of experience, combined. That’s 34 years on average! 

We offer no-cost, confidential advising in the following areas:

  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Certifications
  • Interpreting Solicitations
  • Writing Proposals
  • Public Works
  • HUBZone
  • 8(a)
  • Cybersecurity
  • And more!

Webinars & Trainings

We host a multitude of workshops across our service area and online webinars to provide you with the information you need to succeed in the government marketplace, and connect you with representative of local, state, and federal agencies who purchase your product or service.

On-Demand Learning

Our workshops are provided at

no cost year-round

Custom Bid Matching

If you sell it, the government probably buys it.

Agencies purchase construction, engineering, architecture, fabrication, transportation, maintenance, and environmental services on a regular basis.

They seek counseling and training on various topics, and buy equipment, vehicles, technology, and much more.

Our Procurement Specialists will help you identify the best keywords to optimize your visibility and set you up with a customized daily email to access federal, state, local, and subcontractor opportunities catered to what you sell and where you sell it. Available at no cost to clients only.

Other Resources & Opportunities

Our website packs a great number of resources, articles, links, handouts, webinar recordings, and much more, to help you decide if government contracting is for you, how to take your first steps, and how achieve success in the government procurement marketplace.



Govology is a private company that offers a variety of webinars that help businesses compete in the government marketplace. Norcal APEX Accelerator (formerly Norcal PTAC) clients are able to receive access to these webinars at no cost.

If you are a current client with the discount code, below are instructions to use your code. Otherwise, ask your assigned Procurement Specialist for the discount code or apply to be a Norcal APEX Accelerator client.

If you have more questions, please contact us at or (707) 267 – 7561