a collage from the SBDC small business matchmaker event in October 2023

The Business Matchmaker is a great opportunity for small businesses to connect with government agencies and prime contractors one-on-one. The 15-minute sessions will provide small businesses the chance to discuss how they can meet the needs of agencies and prime contractors by providing detailed information concerning their capabilities during this important networking event!

As the most comprehensive network across the nation in support of the small business ecosystem, funded in part by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Defense, the SBDC/APEXs are focused on serving as the bridge between government agencies, prime contractors, and the small business community; Accordingly, we are continuing our focus on that endeavor with this year’s Matchmaker event.

Seller - Small Business Seller/Supplier

Participation Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to participate as a Small Business Seller/Supplier.

  • SAM Registration (or pending)
  • Capability Statement
  • 1-5 NAICS Codes
  • Best if in business a year or more

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I am unsure whether I am ready to purchase a seller ticket

If you are unsure whether you are ready to purchase a seller ticket, please register for APEX assistance with a Matchmaker Readiness Review.

Matchmaker Readiness Review

Buyer - Large Agency/Prime

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Need to reach out directly?

If you need to reach out directly - email us at sbdc-apex-events@uah.edu.


2023 List of Participated Buyers and Organizations

  • Blue Origin
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chugach
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Guidehouse
  • Huntsville Utilities
  • KBR
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA) OSBP
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) SB Office
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon | An RTX Business
  • SCI
  • State of Alabama Purchasing Dept
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE)
  • TVA
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center
  • US Army Strategic Missile and Defense Command (SMDC) OSMP

Partial List of Capabilities Sought

Buyers are accepting meetings with Matchmaker Qualified Participants outside of these partial capabilities - Sellers attending are not restricted to these capabilities.

  • 236210: Industrial Building Construction
  • 236220: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 237110: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
  • 237990: Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • 238220: Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors
  • 238290: Other Building Equipment Contractors
  • 238310: Drywall and Insulation Contractors
  • 332312: Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
  • 332510: Hardware Manufacturing
  • 332710: Machine Shops
  • 332911: Industrial Valve Manufacturing
  • 332919: Other Metal Valve and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
  • 332999: All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • 334111: Electronic Computer Manufacturing
  • 334419: Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • 334210: Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing
  • 334220: Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications
  • 334290: Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
  • 334413: Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing
  • 334419: Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • 334511: Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing
  • 336411: Aircraft Manufacturing
  • 336413: Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
  • 336414: Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
  • 337214: Office Furniture
  • 488190: Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
  • 511210: Computer software publishing or publishing and reproduction
  • 517919: All Other Telecommunications
  • 541211: Offices of Certified Public Accountants
  • 541330: Engineering Services
  • 541380: Testing Laboratories
  • 541511: Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512: Computer Software Consulting Services or Consultants
  • 541513: Computer Facilities Management Services
  • 541519: Other Computer Related Services – IT
  • 541611: Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541618: Other Management Consulting Services
  • 541690: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541710: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
  • 541714: Research and Development in Biotechnology
  • 541715: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • 541720: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 541990: All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • 561110: Office Administrative Services
  • 561210: Facilities Support Services
  • 561730: Lawn Mowing & Weed Eating Services
  • 561990: All Other Support Services (not admin or facility)
  • 562910: Remediation Services
  • 562998: All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services
  • 811210: Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
  • 811219: Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
  • 927110: Space Research and Technology