APAC Client Connection

August 2018
Would you like to learn more about doing business with the government? Attend one of these upcoming trainings!
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

PTAC Day is a national campaign designed to celebrate the contracting success of thousands of small businesses who have benefitted from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs. The first annual PTAC Day will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. In Arkansas we have several ways that you can get involved in the celebration.

By Kim Magee, 
APAC Outreach Coordinator
JohnsonDanforth, Inc. (JDa) was started by Kevin Johnson and Fred Danforth in 2001 as a consulting business. Johnson said, "I do not believe that we would be where we are today without the assistance of APAC." What advice does he have for other businesses? Read Kim's article to find out.
By Max Franks, APAC Program Associate II

APAC Counselor Max Franks recently attended the IBCS Show in Oklahoma. Franks recaps how small businesses benefit from the annual conference hosted by two Oklahoma PTACs.
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
Govology is a free, online support community for small businesses pursuing government contracting opportunities. The Govology team connects small businesses with trusted knowledge, resources, experts, and support so that they may learn, prepare, connect, and win contracts. How do you receive this service? Read Alyssa's article for information!
By Debra Garcia
APAC Procurement Counselor
Have you been awarded a government contract? Call your APAC Counselor and let them know. Read Debra's article to find out why your reports matter.

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:

This procurement technical assistance center 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.