Securing Government Contacts

MEDC provides services to help Michigan businesses grow by securing government contracts on the local, state and federal level. Through regional Michigan Alliance of APEX Accelerators and the Michigan Defense Center, MEDC offers a variety of services including bid targeting, grant writing, contracting assistance and more.

Michigan Alliance of APEX Accelerators 

Michigan Alliance of APEX Accelerators are spread throughout the state to enhance national defense and economic development by providing a myriad of services to Michigan businesses looking to obtain government contracts at every level – federal, state, and local. Many of the services available through the APEX Accelerators are free of charge. These services include:

One-on-one Business Counseling

Counseling services provide an opportunity to address specific issues or questions with applications and registrations, marketing strategies, bid preparation assistance, subcontracting opportunities, quality requirements, contract modifications, and more.

Bid matching services

Using this service can save your business valuable time as the bid match system electronically matches bid opportunities from the FedBizOpps database, DLA’s bulletin boards, various EDI systems, state and local agencies, and foreign entities with your specific product or service. Keywords, product service codes (PSC/FSC), national stock numbers (NSN), and more help to create customized results for your business.

Seminars, events, and workshops

APEX Accelerators offices frequently hold events to assist companies interested in learning more about specific government procurement topics and can connect you with fellow local businesses.

Government registration assistance

APEX Accelerators offices can help companies that are looking for assistance completing their System for Award Management (SAM) registration, State of Michigan vendor registration, or any other registration related to government contracting.

 State of Michigan Contracting

Assistance APEX Accelerator can assist with registering as a vendor in the SIGMA VSS system, market research in multiyear contracts, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise applications, and other information pertaining to Michigan contracting. Additional aid includes subcontracting and information on procurement opportunities from other states.

Proposal Preparation & Submission

APEX Accelerator centers frequently provide clients with educational courses on government proposal writing, assist in preparing and submitting proposals, as well as provide counselors to help navigate the proposal process.

Post-win assistance

APEX Accelerators can help ensure your contract is successfully completed and help you make the most of your awarded contract. For more information on these services and to find your local APEX Accelerators office, visit: 

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Bid Targeting System and Grant Writing Services

The Michigan Defense Center is an operation of MEDC focused on the support, protection and growth of Michigan’s defense and homeland security missions and the Michigan businesses that support our nation’s security and our military’s safety. The MDC has two innovative tools that can help Michigan companies grow their business.

Bid Targeting System (BTS)

BTS is a online software resource that helps identify and prioritize federal contracts right for your business. The resource scores companies the way a federal contracting officer would — giving small and medium-sized contractors the same advantages that large primes derive from in-house experts.

With 8,000 to 10,000 federal contracts to bid on at any given time, BTS creates and uses your business profile to automatically identify and prioritize the best federal contract opportunities. For more information, visit:

Proposal Writing Services and Grant Program

The Proposal Writing Services and Grant Program was established to financially and strategically assist Michigan companies writing a bid response to a Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or General Services Administration (GSA).

Grant funding from the Michigan Defense Center (MDC) is available and allows companies to choose one of three professional bid writing companies to assist with writing their proposal. For more information, visit: