APAC Client Connection

April 2018
Would you like to learn more about doing business with the government? Read more about our Spring 2018 training in Program Manager Melanie Berman's article below!

Our counselors are here to guide Arkansas businesses in government contracting. Get the word out and help the Arkansas economy grow stronger through g overnment  contracting. Be on the lookout for more APAC trainings to be posted on  APAC's Training &News webpage soon!
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) has been busy participating in and planning several events this quarter with our resource partners. Boost your skills and knowledge by attending events listed in this article. 
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
The General Services Administration has taken proactive steps to address alleged third-party fraudulent activity in the System for Award Management (SAM). GSA recently announced an expansion on the new notarized letter requirement. Learn who will be affected and about requirements in this article.
APAC Success Story: Jackson's Construction
By Kim Magee, APAC Outreach Coordinator

Rickey Jackson started Jackson's Construction in 2006. Jackson's is a minority-owned general contracting business located in Jonesboro, Arkansas that specializes in concrete. Jackson recently became aware of APAC's services and used them to win his first government contract.
By Debra Garcia, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
According to the National Small Business Association, 44 percent of small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack, with an average cost of approximately $9,000 per attack.
This article covers some steps you can take to lessen the chances your small business will be attacked.

APAC counselors are contributing to Extension's Community and Economic Development blog. Visit our blog to learn about CED's work in Arkansas communities, such as: 

  • Arkansas ballot issues
  • Kick Start Communities
  • 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:

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics

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.