About Us

The Cattaraugus APEX Accelerator (CattAPEX) is a marketing and technical assistance program that assists businesses in the western and central southern tier of New York State to navigate government contracting and procurement opportunities. All of our services are free of charge to our clients.  

Please note that our program assistance covers 15 counties in New York State including: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Madison, Niagara, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. Our Program is one of six in New York State, so if the county your business is located in is not one of those listed above please visit http://www.aptac-us.org to find if the APEX Accelerator that covers your area.

Please contact our office to set up an initial consultation via email using our contact form.

What Can CattAPEX Do?

  • Determine your business’ suitability for government contracting with federal, state and local government agencies as well as sub-contracts with prime contractors
  • Confidential one-on-one counseling
  • Identify bid opportunities and review past procurement awards
  • Assist with Local, State and Federal registrations including: System for Award Management (SAM) registration, SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search profile, DIBBS Vendor Registration, New York State Business Registry
  • Assist in applications for Federal Set-Aside Programs including: 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned. Woman-Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned, etc.
  • Assist in applications for NYS Minority- or Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)  and Service-Disabled Veteran Business 
  • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
  • DoD Cybersecurity clause compliance and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Process (CMMC)
  • Market research and past pricing histories
  • Free electronic bid matching service to help connect you with federal, state and local government contracting opportunities
  • Assist in the development of a capability statement
  • And much more!

Please contact our office to set up an initial consultation via email using our contact form.

What CattAPEX Cannot Do:

  • Provide financial support or assistance such as grants or loans
  • Provide references or endorsements
  • Prepare your bid or proposal (but we can assist and review them)
  • Represent your company, act as an agent of your company or make any decisions for you
  • Help you with litigation against the government
  • Give you special access to government officials
  • Advertise or advocate on behalf of your company


*** This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense(DoD). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the APEX Accelerator does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.  ***

Contact CattAPEX

Please contact our office to set up an initial consultation via email using our contact form. We are located on the second floor of the Cattaraugus County Center in Little Valley, NY.