What is the Washington Apex Accelerator?

Formerly known as the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the Washington Apex Accelerator (WAA) is a program of GSI and advises businesses on how to win government contracts and subcontracts. The one-on-one technical assistance includes bid reviews, marketing assistance, contract performance, small business certifications, and more. WAA also hosts procurement training classes and seminars, and helps businesses register with the correct databases to compete for government contracts.

WAA assists businesses through the government-contracting marketplace. WAA’s mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms so that those firms can grow. We provide no cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments.

WA Apex Accelerator

With the help of WAA...

Washington State companies are awarded $300 million in government contracts each year.  When you become a client of WAA you gain access to experienced counselors who can help you navigate the maze of government contracting. Our services are free as are most of our events and workshops.

WAA Provides NO-COST Assistance:

  • Locating and interpreting solicitations
  • Bidding on solicitations & proposals
  • Understanding registrations & certifications
  • Marketing to the government
  • Educational workshops, networking events
  • Electronic Bid Match service (fee: $165/year)
  • And much more

Our service area covers 11 Washington State counties: Adams, Asotin, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Spokane, and Whitman. Our professional staff works with businesses of all sizes and across nearly every industry.


* Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense

Government Contracting Events

Attend one of our government contracting events and learn how to do business with the government.

GSI Invites You to Get Involved!

Sign up as a WAA Client today or contact Aleesha Roedel, Government Contracting Assistance Specialist, at 509-321-3646. GSI membership is NOT a requirement for PTAC assistance. 

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