CT PTAC | Marketing & Procurement Assistance for CT Businesses



CT APEX  (formerly CTPTAC)

is Solving the Puzzle of

Government Contracting

CT APEX has a mission to provide marketing and procurement assistance to Connecticut businesses interested in selling their goods or services to federal, state, or local governments. CT APEX is a statewide program serving all cities and towns in Connecticut.

CT APEX’s services are provided at no charge.

This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

What is APEX?

We help Connecticut businesses identify, compete for, and win federal, state and local government contracts. If you are not a CT business, please click here to find your state’s APEX.

We can Help

Our assistance comes in the form of teaching, mentoring and coaching. We also provide our clients with a set of electronic tools to research and identify government contracting opportunities.


CT PTAC and CONNSTEP have partnered to assist businesses in Connecticut understand the DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 Cyber Security compliance requirements. This compliance impacts business working on DoD contracts, either as a prime or a subcontractor…

News & Events

Registering as A Veteran-Owned Small Business @ Zoom
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registering as A Veteran-Owned Small Business @ Zoom

The SBA took over the certification of veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) on January 1, 2023 – and soon, all companies will require an SBA certification to qualify as a VOSB. But what are the steps to register in this new system?
In this course, Govology Faculty Instructor & Procurement Professional Dr. Shana Nicholson explains a step-by-step process for registering as a VOSB under the new SBA certification program. This course will address the most common challenges, review the requirements for program eligibility, go over the certification process, and explain how to maintain your VOSB certification. We will also discuss the benefits of the VOSB Federal Contracting program.
Target Audience: Veteran-Owned Small Businesses pursuing federal market opportunities

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TqOALnWMTCCtOw0C6V1TNQ

2024 Direct Supplier Summit & MatchMaker
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

The 2024 CT Supplier Connection Direct Supplier Summit & MatchMaker  is designed to specifically help the region’s small and diverse suppliers meet with large buyers and prime contractors in Connecticut, and strengthen the local supply chain community and its ability to grow in a post-pandemic market.

The centerpiece of the Supplier Connection Growth Summit is the Business MatchMaker. Suppliers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one (virtually) with buyers from some of the largest buying organizations in our area. MatchMaker Meetings will take place over one and half days, with each lasting approx. 15 minutes.

Last year, we hosted over 160 one-on-one supplier meetings with buyers from the region’s largest corporations and buying groups. We also provide other useful knowledge sessions to help suppliers better understand the program’s available to help them grow.  Additionally, through our twice-a-year Summits & MatchMaker events,  we bring together members of leading buying organizations, state government and other support organizations to increase awareness of various programs that are designed to assist small and diverse suppliers.

Joe Courtney, the U.S Representative for Connecticut’s Congressional District, supports CTPTAC and APTAC

Cindy Hersom of Dicin Electric Company, Waterford, CT, was awarded the National Subcontractor of the Year. We are proud of Cindy and her contribution to Connecticut.

 DICIN Electric Co., Inc

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