Illinois APEX Accelerator: Newsletter Articles

PTACs Now Named APEX Accelerators

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) is transitioning from DLA to the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and has changed our name to APEX Accelerators. Read More

Good-by to DUNS, Hello to UEI

Acronyms are the death of us; especially in government contracting! DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) has been around over 50 years and the federal government has utilized this number for over 30 years as a start in all federal contracting. Read More

Hello SAM UEI Part II

Back in February 2022, I wrote an article about government contracting and it involved the transition from DUNS to the new System for Award Management Unique Entity Identification (UEI).  Read More

Federal Contracting: Changes are coming to our Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

In 2020, the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act required government-wide SDVOSB certification to to become a reality. The act transfers control of the verification process used by & reviewed by the US VA Center for Verification and Evaluation to the US SBA. Read More

Federal News Network

Finding credible and legitimate information on federal contracting can be difficult but the Federal News Network has been around for over 20 years sharing the information on what is happening from the White House to Capitol Hill and should be considered a go-to source.  Their podcasts are not long, some even as short as 15 minutes, but deliver great information in a short time frame.  Don’t have time to listen to podcast – no problem! You can sign up for breaking news alerts based on multiple category options. Learn More

Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois APEX Accelerator
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Ileen Kelly, Business Development Center Director and APEX Accelerator Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184

Summer Hours of Operation (by appointment only)
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, closed