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Illinois APEX Accelerator Resources

The following list of Illinois APEX Accelerator resources have been compiled to help you run, manage and grow your business.

  • County Business Patterns 
    Provides data on the total number of establishments, mid-March employment, first quarter and annual payroll and number of establishments by nine employment-size classes by detailed.
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
    The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) recognizes that security is foundational to acquisition and should not be traded along with cost, schedule, and performance moving forward. The Department is committed to working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain. DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 requires DoD contractors, including small businesses, to: 1. Provide adequate security to safeguard covered defense information that resides in or transits through their internal unclassified information systems from unauthorized access and disclosure
  • Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
    The Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) develops and maintains acquisition rules and guidance to facilitate the Acquisition workforce as they acquire the goods and services DoD requires to ensure America's Warfighters continued worldwide success.
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation
    The FAR System governs the "acquisition process" by which executive agencies of the United States federal government acquire (i.e., purchase or lease) goods and services by contract with appropriated funds.
  • Federal Procurement Data System 
    For contracts whose value or estimated value is $3,000 or more. Every modification to that contract, regardless of dollar value, must be reported to FPDS-NG.
  • GSA Schedules
    GSA Schedules are fast, easy and effective contracting vehicles for both customers and vendors. For GSA Schedules, GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial companies to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing.  
  • Innovation DuPage
    Innovation DuPage empowers, inspires and informs entrepreneurs by focusing on educational, governmental and private sector resources and expertise in support of job creation and economic growth.
  • Integrated Award Environment
    The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is a Presidential E-Government initiative managed by the General Services Administration (GSA). The IAE uses innovative processes and technologies to improve systems and operations for those who award, administer, or receive federal financial assistance (i.e.; grants, loans), contracts, and intergovernmental transactions. The Integrated Award Environment manages 10 federal information technology systems that enable searching for, applying for, and tracking federal awards as well as registration capabilities in order to engage in the process. The IAE also manages the Federal Service Desk that assists users in several of the systems.
    The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Small Business Administration
    The SBA's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation`s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. Information regarding the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs.
  • Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena.
  • System for Award Management/SAM
    The System for Award Management (SAM.gov) is an official website of the U.S. Government. There is no cost to use SAM.gov. You can use this site to: register to do business with the U.S. Government. Update, renew, or check the status of your entity registration or find opportunities.
  • USA Spending
    USA Spending tracks federal spending to ensure taxpayers can see how their money is being used in communities across America. Learn more on how this money was spent with tools to help you navigate spending from top to bottom.
  • Write Your Representative
  • Write Your Senator

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
Email: kellyi421@cod.edu

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