Utah PTAC Becomes APEX Accelerator

Kaitlyn ClarkeNews, APEX Accelerators

The Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program recently underwent a national organizational change. It transitioned from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs. The federal program formerly known as PTAC is now called APEX Accelerators. In Utah, the APEX Accelerator initiative is hosted and partly funded by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.

“This is a significant change. We’ve had the PTAC brand for over 35 years,” said Chuck Spence, director of Utah APEX Accelerator. “This change requires the Utah APEX Accelerator to align itself with new Department of Defense program goals, including cybersecurity requirements, foreign-owned and controlled influence (FOCI) compliance, working more closely with prime defense contractors to find subcontracting opportunities, and more.”

The outstanding customer service APEX Accelerator continues to provide its clients will remain consistent. APEX Accelerator will maintain its regional offices and managers as part of Go Utah’s Business Services team. The APEX mission remains: to help businesses successfully compete in the government marketplace by providing knowledgeable and outstanding customer service.

With team members throughout Utah, APEX Accelerator is available to provide in-person one-on-one counseling, assistance in finding bid opportunities, guidance in responding to bid proposals, expertise on how to market products and services to government officials, and monthly business outreaches and training workshops. This rebranding helps Utah’s business community compete in the government marketplace.

Go Utah is working with legislators as part of Utah’s 2023 general legislative session to update state statutes to match the APEX Accelerators’ new federal branding guidelines.

The new APEX Accelerators’ logo is available here

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Chuck Spence at cspence@utah.gov.