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DC APEX Checklist

DC APEX offers personalized counseling and competitive insights for businesses interested in navigating the government contracting process successfully. District-based businesses with former government contracting experience and/or insights should work with DC APEX to develop strategies best to pursue local, state, and federal government contracts.

Eligibility - Stage 1

Before contacting DC APEX for assistance, consider using the checklist below to assess the procurement readiness of your business


  • Basic business license
  • Business established for at least six months
  • Business plan
  • Business registration with DC Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP)
  • Registered UEI Number
  • Capability statement
  • Required business licensing and registrations
  • Knowledge of and experience with government contracting

If you meet the requirements listed above and want to grow your business further, contact DC APEX. Register to become a client.