Government Procurement Assistance & Outreach

APEX Accelerator
[formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)]

The modified name change in effect as of December 2022 stems from the program being elevated from the Defense Logistics Agency to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment/U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs.  A variety of webpages and e-materials and so on will be changed to show the modified name over time.  Wherever Nevada PTAC or Nevada PTAC, POP or any variation thereof is seen in this webpage or elsewhere, such reference is to be read as APEX Accelerator [formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)].

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

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs webpage form Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for APEX Accelerator feedback: https://www.apexaccelerators.us/#/feedback.

Government or public sector contracting

Many businesses consider the idea of selling their services and/or products to the government much too complicated and overwhelming. In today’s marketplace, the government could become your best customer. The APEX Accelerator [formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)] helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities through:

  • Education on government contracting via workshops, webinars (sponsored or co-sponsored) and one-on-one discussions of a specific or general nature.
  • Marketing your firm, whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, service provider or construction contractor; brainstorming for specific targets and mechanics of how the purchases are executed; providing bid information; and proactively connecting our clients with buying offices and prime contractors.
  • Procurement Technical Assistance to include working with clients on quotes, bids, proposals, pre-award/post-award situations and compliance issues.
  • Support Documentation to include forms, mil specs/mil standards, inspection and quality control, procurement history, clauses, regulations, etc.
  • E-Commerce links to support exchange of information through individual purchasing offices, downloads, announcements, etc. A daily bid download and other information are also provided directly to your e-mail.
  • Networking Assistance to enhance visibility for business prospects, encourage teaming arrangement opportunities and identify other resources to pursue specific programs such as set-asides, etc.

Becoming a client

The APEX Accelerator [formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)] is pleased to provide Nevada clients these services without charge. To get started on becoming a client, please see the following documents:

Information about the APEX Accelerator [formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)]

Client Questionnaire Form
(Note: a wet signature is required; for assistance with the form, contact the nearest office)

Useful website links
To view some useful website links, please click here.

Upcoming events
To view upcoming events, please click here.

Contact us electronically or by phone
Reach the APEX Accelerator [formerly known as the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)] via email at: procurement@goed.nv.gov.
To reach a specific team member via email, please see the “Staff Directory”.

Las Vegas office

As of August 11, 2022, the Las Vegas location has moved temporarily inside the Nevada State Business Center building at:
3300 West Sahara Avenue, Level 1, Suite 104, Las Vegas, NV 89102

*Note: To get to Level 1, Suite 104, please come through the main entrance to the Nevada State Business Center.  The main entrance is on Level 2, so please take the elevator or stairs down to Level 1.

Phone number for questions, etc.: (702) 486-3514

Joan C. Rueben Director (702) 486-0586
Nathan "Nate" Jackson Deputy Director (702) 486-4674
John Rice Government Contracts Advisor (702) 486-0585
Jeremiah Mesquita Government Contracts Advisor (702) 486-3514
Carson City Office

808 West Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89703

Phone number for questions, etc.: (775) 687-9921

Kenneth DuBos Government Contracts Advisor (775) 687-9921
Bruce Coney Government Contracts Advisor (775) 687-9905