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We help small businesses find and win government contracts

With over 25 years of experience

$3B

Contracts Awarded

48.8K

Supported Businesses

40.5K

Counseling Hours

13.3K

Jobs Created or Retained

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What is the APEX Accelerator Program?

The APEX Accelerator program, is under management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), plays a critical role in the Department’s efforts to identify and assist a wide range of businesses enter and participate in the defense supply-chain. The program provides the education and training to ensure that all businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts.

As a result of this funding, our counseling and training services are offered at no cost to businesses. Our program mission is to assist San Diego, Orange, and Imperial County businesses.

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Outcomes

Since 1995, APEX clients have attributed more than $3 billion in government contract awards to the technical assistance provided by the San Diego, Orange, Imperial APEX Accelerators. Over 13,333  jobs have been created or retained as a result of these awards.

In Fiscal Year 2023, our clients received over $169.4 million in contract awards. This equates to nearly 1,130 jobs, assuming that $150,000 in sales is needed for each job reported. During this period, APEX provided 2,182 initial and follow-up counseling sessions to 726 clients, totaling 2,331 hours; 233 of these clients were new clients of the Center. Additionally, APEX sponsored and/or participated in 106 webinars/workshops and outreach events, reaching 2,929 participants.

Contract Opportunities

There are over 135 federal, state and local government agencies in the San Diego County area who spend billions of dollars each year on all types of goods and services. However, only 35% to 40% of that spending is done with businesses located in San Diego County.

We hope to increase this percentage by helping San Diego small businesses participate in more government procurements. Through individual counseling and workshops, APEX assists small businesses to understand how to work with government agencies and prime contractors.

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Trusted by Thousands of Businesses

APEX Accelerator is an ongoing resource that I know I have in my back pocket when faced with government contracting t. There was not just ONE challenge but several that the APEX has helped me overcome.

Alex Buggy – CEO & Founder, ABBA Project Management

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Meet Our Team of Experts

Our team has over 25 years of experience helping small businesses find and win government contracts.

Mike Sabellico
mike sabellico

Regional Director

Mike Sabellico
mike sabellico
Tanya Counts
tanya counts

Senior Procurement Advisor

Tanya Counts
tanya counts
Brett Housholder
brett housholder

Senior Procurement Advisor

Brett Housholder
brett housholder
Frank Luna
frank luna

Procurement Specialist

Frank Luna
frank luna
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gayle moylen

Procurement Advisor

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gayle moylen
Rosalva Sandoval
rosalva sandoval

Senior Project Clerk

Rosalva Sandoval
rosalva sandoval
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luz velasco

Project Coordinator

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luz velasco
Adriana Gutierrez
adriana gutierrez

Administrative Assistant

Adriana Gutierrez
adriana gutierrez