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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Marc Jacobson

Senior APEX Advisor


Off-Campus - Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, 225 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Mr. Marc Jacobson has an extensive background serving our community and in the Defense Industry. He recently retired from serving as the City Administrator with the city of Madison, AL, has served in leadership roles with the Chambers of Commerce and several community and non-profit boards of directors. Marc retired as a V.P. of SAIC managing over 900 employees, subcontractors and small businesses, providing engineering support for Army systems at Redstone Arsenal, with a portfolio valued at $165M in revenue. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel having served for 25 years in the Active and Army Reserves. Marc is Chapter Executive Vice President - Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), member/Past President - Rotary Club of Madison, board member/Past President - Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Alabama and is a member of Committee 100. He has over 33 years working in government contracting.

Marc has a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Administrative Science (MAS) from Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of both Leadership Greater Huntsville and Leadership Alabama. Marc’s extensive experience managing programs from local, city and federal contracting. He is passionate about providing opportunities for growth in government contracting for our local small businesses and economy.