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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Todd Steigerwald



Off-Campus - Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, 225 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Mr. Todd Steigerwald is a native of Huntsville, AL and a USAF veteran with over 40 years’ experience working in the aerospace and defense industry. He has a strong working knowledge of government regulations and associated business policies and procedures, and has supported numerous R&D activities as well as high dollar USG and FMS missile production programs Todd started his career as a Contract Specialist in the USAF and then worked for several large businesses, e.g. FMC, SCI, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas and others. He subsequently started and/or helped grow numerous small businesses such as Steigerwald & Associates, Miltec, Venturi, Banner Defense and others.  Todd’s career highlights include the support of critical DoD and NASA programs to include MDA’s THAAD Missile, the US Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and NASA’s SpaceHab and Hubble Space Telescope programs.

While working for large businesses, Todd held several contract and acquisition positions to include Sr. Contract Administrator, Pricing Manager, Subcontract Administrator and Price/Cost Analyst. Responsibilities ranged from submitting proposals and negotiating contracts to drafting Teaming Agreements, U.S. State Department Technical Assistance Agreements, etc.  While supporting small businesses, Todd held key leadership positions and was responsible for the entire Business Operations to include Contracts, Pricing/Estimating, Accounting, Human Resources, Security, etc.  Todd holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University and a Master’s in Education from Auburn University. He is longtime member of the National Contract Management Association and is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM). Todd is a graduate of Leadership Greater Huntsville (Class 22) and a strong advocate of the Autism at Work Program.