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2023 Southeast Oklahoma Procurement Event

May 15, 2023 

Event Aims to Connect Small Businesses with Government Contracts 

McALESTER Okla. – Over 80 small business representatives attended the 2023 Southeast Oklahoma Procurement Outreach Event on May 11 at Kiamichi Tech – McAlester. This event gave Kiamichi Tech APEX Accelerator clients the opportunity to meet and connect with government agency contracting officers and buyers.  

“Our event is a procurement matchmaking-style event,” said Ron DeGiacomo, Kiamichi Tech APEX Accelerator Coordinator. “Businesses were able to sign up to talk to government buyers in short sessions to introduce their company, explain their capability, ask questions about the agency’s buying potential and look for selling clues for doing business with the agency in the future.” 

Representatives from over 20 government agencies attended the event and had the opportunity to give a brief overview of the types of contracting opportunities they have available before participating in one-on-one sessions with business owners. 

“I can’t speak highly enough about this event and the doors it opens for potential business growth,” said Kayce Harden, Owner of Premier Environmental Services, LLC in Talihina. “The time and effort that Ron spends getting his clients ready for bidding opportunities is invaluable to small businesses.”  

The Oklahoma APEX Accelerator at Kiamichi Tech provides marketing and technical assistance to businesses & industry clients interested in selling products and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments. The primary purpose of Oklahoma APEX Accelerator is to expand the economy in southeast Oklahoma by providing specific, tangible resources to Oklahoma business and industry clients through job retention and growth. 

Questions? Contact Ron DeGiacomo at 

Check back early 2024 for details about next year’s event.