APAC Client Connection

August 2017
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

There are many funding opportunities listed right now as it is the end of the federal fiscal year. One such opportunity listed on FBO.gov includes several solicitations to supply food products ranging from meat to bakery products for the federal prison in Forest City, Arkansas for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018. These solicitations have a due date of 12pm CST on 
August 31.  
APAC Procurement Counselor, Mary Love, provides guidance on what to say and what not to say to your contracting officer.
By Max Franks, 
APAC Procurement Counselor

Our training opportunities are designed to update and educate businesses on the changes in 2017 as well as the upcoming 2018 contracting year, beginning in October. APAC will provide information at various upcoming events across the state.
By Mark Peterson, Professor - Community and Economic Development

Selling goods and services to the public sector - local, state, and federal government agencies, is a potential strategic opportunity for your business and your community. APAC can help you
navigate the government red tape to be successful and this 
service  costs you nothing.  Even better would be to ask your 
chamber of  commerce to host an APAC workshop and invite
local businesses  to come and learn about this opportunity.

We are continually adding training to our schedule for clients. Check our training calendar for updates and look below for a list of upcoming opportunities

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:

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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.