APEX Accelerator serves as the bridge between small businesses and government contracting (local, city, state and federal).  The Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center of UAH offers government contracting business advising to individuals and small businesses interested in doing business with the government in the the surrounding 7 counties (Madison, Marshall, in North Alabama to clients at No Cost.

Provide confidential, business advising and professional development services at no cost to our clients, funded in part by the SBA and DLA.

There are 70 federal agencies represented on Redstone Arsenal and numerous state and local government entities throughout the state.

Confidential, one-on-one APEX Technical Assistance includes the following areas:

  • Evaluation of a firm’s potential to compete in diverse government markets
  • Identifying SBA and VA certification program eligibility
    • 8(a), HUBZone
    • SDVOSB and VOSB (SBA and VA)
    • All Small Mentor-Protégé Programs
  • Assistance with SAM (System for Award Management)
  • No-cost, curated Bid Match service
  • Pre- and Post- award guidance
  • Assist SBLO, OSBP, agency, large primes
  • Proposal and Audit guidance

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Dr. Earl Johnson

Senior APEX Advisor


Off-Campus - Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, 225 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Dr. Earl Johnson has an extensive background in Government Contracting. Dr. Johnson retired from the Army Contracting Command as a Government Contracting Officer with over 30 years of contracting experience. A Government contracting portfolio that consist of multimillion dollar contracts for major weapon systems, as well as installation support services contracts. After retirement Dr. Johnson worked with a Defense contractor, supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as an Advanced Acquisition Analyst and Supervisor, responsible for reviewing contractual actions for compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and MDA’s policies and procedures.  Dr. Johnson’s  extensive contracting experience includes a brief role as the Senior Contracts Manager for BCF Solutions, Inc., a major Government Program Management and Technical Services Contractor.

Dr. Johnson has a BA in Telecommunication, with a minor in Business Management from Alabama A&M University, BA in Religion from American Baptist College, a Master of Divinity from Samford University (Beeson Divinity School) and Doctor of Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson has served as past Chair of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). A former Board Member of the United Way of Madison County. Dr. Johnson has served as pastor of several churches in both Tennessee and Alabama for over 30 years and is currently the Founding Pastor of Christ Community Church of Huntsville. For the past 22 years Dr. Johnson has served as an adjunct professor at Huntsville Bible College. Dr. Johnson is enthusiastic about working with Small Businesses and supplying information that could potentially benefit or enhance Government contracting relationships.