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IE APEX Accelerator

Inland Empire APEX Accelerator ​​​helps businesses identify, compete for, and win government contracts. Free assistance comes in the forms of teaching, mentoring, and coaching.

The Inland Empire ​APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.​

We also provide our clients with a complete set of tools to research and identify government-contracting opportunities. 

Through our services, Riverside and San Bernardino County entrepreneurs learn how to:

      • ​Conduct market research, find government opportunities, and establish relationships with agencies

      • Execute SAM and other governmental vendor registrations

      • Read and understand government bid and proposal solicitations

      • Locate businesses - large and small - to form partnering agreements between firms

      • Prepare, review, and finalize a bid or proposal

      • Locate technical information and pricing data

      • Understand RFID, UID, and packaging standards

      • Navigate 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, EDWOSB, DBE certifications, and Veteran-owned business verification

      • Prepare for pre-bid conferences, short-list interviews, debriefings, and pre-award meetings

      • Participate in electronic and other Internet-based bid opportunities

      • Properly submit an invoice, including Wide-Area WorkFlow

      • Handle post-award contract administration

Clients Benefits
      • Help with registrations

      • ​Workshops

      • One-on-One counseling sessions 
      • Understand the federal procurement process and regulations

      • Bid notifications

One-on-One Assistance 

Our staff will help guide you through the government procurement process and assist you in becoming a qualified government contractor. ​Our services are, but not limited to:

      • Government Registrations

      • Set-Aside Programs

      • Agency Market Research

      • GSA Schedules​

      • Solicitation Review
      • ​Proposal Preparation​ ​

Bid Matching Services

​IE APEX Accelerators​ clients can receive our Bid Match Service at no charge. This tool automatically notifies you of opportunities regarding the products or services your company provides.

These procurement opportunities come from:

      • System for Award Management (SAM)

      • Other Federal Agencies

      • California State Contracts Register (CSCR)​

      • Other States

      • Major Cities


IE APEX Accelerators provides workshops related to government contracting. Some of the topics are:

      • Doing Business with GSA

      • Contract Accounting

      • Government Contracting Series

      • Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)​

Marketing to Government Agencies 

Get help with your Capability Statement! Marketing to government agencies is much different than marketing in the commercial world. Points of Contact within all levels of agencies expect to see specific company information formatted in a specific way.​

Contact Information
IE APEX Accelerators
3801 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 222-8887

Valorie Piper​
Director, IE ​APEX Accelerators
​(951) 222-​8938​