Government Contracting

The Region 5 Saginaw Future APEX Accelerator, formerly, the Saginaw Future Procurement Technical Assistance Center, assists businesses in identifying and securing government contracts.

The federal government is a multi-billion dollar purchaser of goods and services. States and local governments are also major purchasers of products and services. To ensure that Saginaw County businesses have access to these contracts, the Region 5 Saginaw Future APEX Accelerator was created. The organization is a sub-center of the Northwest Michigan APEX and services Saginaw, Arenac, Bay, Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Gratiot and Midland Counties. Housed at Saginaw Future offices, the APEX can help you understand and take advantage of government contracting opportunities. By expanding your market, your firm will become more diversified and strengthen your customer base.

The Saginaw Future APEX provides NO FEE assistance to businesses that are interested in tapping this market. We can help your business acquire federal and state government contracts.  This Region 5 Saginaw Future APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. 

The services offered include:

  • Bid Matching Notifications
  • Market Research
  • Specifications & Standards
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Federal Defense Acquisition Regulations
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Bid Preparation Assistance
  • Daily Listings of Government Bids
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Training Seminars and Events
  • Bid History and Contract Award Results
  • Government Registration Assistance
  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Certification Assistance
  • Women Owned Business Certification Assistance
  • Verteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Certification Assistance

Contact Delena Spates-Allen with questions at 989-757-2105 or email

Links you may find helpful for government contracting

The APEX Accelerators program, under management of the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

Michigan Alliance of APEX Accelerators (formerly PTACs of Michigan)

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Webinar Training Schedule

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)

Project Spectrum Cybersecurity

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

Contract Opportunities
Solicitations over $25,000

Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR)

General Services Administration

SBA Small Business Certification Information

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

Small Business Administration

SBA Dynamic Small Business Search 

State of Michigan (DTMB) - Contract Connect

Opportunity Zones

Government Forms and Publications

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs)

Federal Register

United States Code (USC)




Professional Organizations

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC)

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)


​​​​​This Region 5 Saginaw Future APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. This APEX is funded in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and is hosted by Saginaw Future Inc.


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