Unlocking Government Contracting: Beyond DBE Set Asides

Mary Zimmerman, DBE Support Services Program Manager

Are you contemplating exploring opportunities beyond those offered by the DBE set aside? If so, you might want to consider leveraging the support provided by organizations like APEX Accelerators. APEX Accelerators specialize in assisting small businesses in navigating government contracting across various levels – city, county, state, and federal. Their services come at no cost to you.

With a focus on fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity, APEX Accelerators prioritize aiding underserved businesses eligible for specific government solicitations. They offer comprehensive assistance throughout the entire contracting process, tailored to meet your business’s unique goals. Their services encompass various aspects including:

  • Conducting market research
  • Bid Match Service
  • Facilitating subcontracting opportunities
  • Assisting in proposal preparation
  • Navigating GSA schedules
  • Agency Registrations
  • Obtaining certifications such as:
  • Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZones)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs)
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and other underserved small businesses
  • Providing post-award counseling

If you haven’t already engaged with one, reaching out to your local APEX Accelerator could be a strategic step toward enhancing your government contracting prospects!

For more information, contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist or complete our Request for Counseling form.

Not in Iowa?  locate your local APEX Accelerator by selecting your state through the following link: https://www.apexaccelerators.us/#/service-area-locator