APAC Client Connection

June 2017
Arkansas small businesses can explore doing business with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at NASA Industry Day, July 20, in Little Rock.  The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, in cooperation with the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, is hosting the event at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Any company interested in learning about selling goods or services to NASA facilities and their prime contractors may participate.   
On May 24, the National Park Service held a small business seminar for the states of Missouri and Arkansas to discuss the forecast of projects for the remainder of the federal fiscal year. 
In Arkansas there are currently 19 projects that are considered construction related, from flooring,  roofing, painting, as well as demolition and road maintenance. How can you be aware of these projects from the National Park Service as well as any other federal opportunity in Arkansas? Read this article to find out.
By Kim Magee

This month's Client Success Story comes from Hot Spring County - Parker Land and Timber Company

Parker Land and Timber Company became an Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center client in November 2016.  Even though they are fairly new APAC clients, they are dedicated business owners and were recently awarded five timber sale preparation government contracts totaling $205,000.
In today's society, it seems like everything is technology based. Along with this super-fast, super tech way of providing services and products, also comes a whole new headache that could be a major loss for a small business, called Phishing. We have several businesses call a year that know all too well of what it means to be Phished. As the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center, we are here to help you not only renew/register in SAM, we also can help you navigate through all of the government sites you will need to be familiar with while dealing with government contracts/grants. 

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) is hiring a full time Procurement Counselor to be based in Little Rock. We are seeking someone with prior government contracting experience to join our APAC team.

Have you thought of referring someone to APAC? The process for signing up is quick and simple! Look for the "Register for APAC Services" link on the right of our home page under "Need Help".  

Our counselors are here to guide Arkansas businesses in government contracting. Get the word out and help the Arkansas economy grow stronger through government  contracting!

APAC counselors are contributing to the Community and Economic Development (CED) blog! Visit this blog to learn about CED's work in Arkansas communities, such as: ballot issues, Kick Start, and government contracting.

Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center

Main Office:
2301 S. University Ave. Room 110
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: 501-671-2390
Fax: 501-671-2394

Satellite Office:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Shewmaker Center For Global Business Development
Room 1022A
Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone: 501-650-6180

Visit our website at:

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and County Governments Cooperating.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center  as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.