Procurement Technical Assistance Center

APEX Accelerators

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Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC)

APEX Accelerators

A New Beginning

Success starts with one step, in the right direction, with the right mission.

This APEX Accelerators is funded in part through a cooperate agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency


Who we are:  

We are NICC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). PTACs were authorized by Congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace.

What we do: 

Provide professional technical assistance and training specific to Native American businesses interested in pursuing opportunities with federal, state, and local agencies. We help small business owners interested in the procurement process gain a better understanding of government contracting. Our goal is to assist with economic change and growth in Indian Country.

Where, When and How: 

Meet at your convenience, face to face, on the phone, via email, or virtually. 


A resource, at no cost, available to you to utilize if you are interested in expanding your business with procurement opportunities with your local, state, or federal governments. Serve to support the business to understand the procurement and contracting process.

  • Determine if your business is ready for government contracting.
  • Assist business in securing necessary registrations:
    • System for Award Management (SAMs)
    • Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) 
  • Review and research your eligibility for small business certifications.
    • 8(a) Business Development
    • HubZone
    • Women-Owned Small business (WOSB)
    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO)
  • Search past contract opportunities.
  • Identifying bid opportunities
  • Market Research
  • Researching procurement histories
  • Network opportunities 
  1. Our service area: 
    The Santee Sioux Nation and Omaha Nation on both reservations in Nebraska, including Native American businesses that are located outside of those reservations
  2. Who is eligible:
  • Native American Businesses
  • Tribal Enterprises
  • Native American businesses must 51% owned. 
  • Why Native PTAC

Please take a moment to watch the video that provides a comprehensive overview.

PTAP Connecting Businesses to Government  

NICC PTAC Brochure

Hyperlink for business owner to complete the Client Intake Form


Contact Information for both Santee and Omaha reservations:

Macy Campus:
1111 Hwy. 75/P.O. Box 428
Macy, NE  68039

(Coverage Area: Omaha Indian Reservation)

Santee Campus:
415 North River Road
Niobrara, NE  68760

(Coverage Area: Santee Sioux Indian Reservation)

Program Manager:  Michael D. Channell
Cell: (402) 706-1646
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 140
Counselor (Santee): Harold "Sonny" Hill
Cell: (605)-927-9009
Office: 402-494-2311 ext. 143
Administrative Assistant:  Heather Larsen
Cell: (605) 268-0441
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 144
Counselor (Macy): Debra Grant 
Cell: (712) 454-4322
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 142

If you prefer, you can also send an email to:

Important Announcements


Monthly PTAC Newsletters

January 2023 Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

Resources for Native Businesses

Procurement Technical Assistance Program

 Required Government Certifications

Small Business Certification Programs

 Self-Certification Option

  Federal Business Opportunities

Government Purchasing History

Federal Procurement Data System - FPDS Website

Find a Government Prime Contractor

Other Helpful Links

You can the find Native American PTACs across the country by clicking on the hyperlinks below.

  1. American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC
  2. The National Center American Indian PTAC
  4. Native American Development Corporation (NADC)
  5. Tribal Government Institute (T.G.I.)

Please let the Department of Logistic Agency know how well our PTAC has served you.