380 South Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 251-6019Become A Member
The Kentucky APEX Accelerator exists statewide to offer procurement assistance to Kentucky businesses. Our goal is to cultivate opportunity and improve the economic conditions of the state by helping Kentucky companies generate sales with Federal, State, and Local government agencies and buyers.
We are staffed with experienced professionals who make the success of your business their number one priority.
The Kentucky APEX Accelerator offers free procurement assistance via counseling, valuable resources, and connections to help companies sell their products and services to the appropriate government agencies.
The mission of Kentucky APEX Accelerator is to promote Kentucky’s economic development by assisting companies who are in the process of providing products and/or services to the Federal, state and local governments. Funded in part by the Defense Logistics Agency, our vision is to grow Kentucky’s economy one small business at a time.
All services are free of charge and offered only to Kentucky businesses.
Our experienced professionals are always looking to assist new clients. Our staff work diligently to keep pace with the continually evolving acquisition procedures and policies, making your life easier! As a result, doing business with the government has never been more straightforward and accessible.
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.* The KY APEX Accelerator cooperative agreement is managed by KSTC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our funding is a combination of federal and state grant money and in-kind support.
Federal, State and local government contracting laws, policies and procedures
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) and similar Government programs
Accounting system requirements and contract payments
System for Award Management (SAM.gov)
DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)
Small Business (SB) Innovative Research (SBIR) / SB Technology Transfer (STTR)
DoD Cyber Security clause compliance
Obtaining federal contract data from databases such as FPDS-NG or USASpending
Finding federal procurement opportunities using SAM.gov
Advising and assisting clients concerning post-award functions
Business size and type (socioeconomic) certification
Assistance includes federal, state and local certifications for small business programs such as:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), and 8(a) program.
1) Determining eligibility and securing necessary registrations
2) Identifying opportunities unique to your business through bid and proposal matching service
3) Marketing to the government
4) Government contracts and proposal review
Industry-related events and webinar offered on weekly basis free of charge to Kentucky-based businesses. Go to https://www.kyapex.com/training-events to see list of events offered.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”