APAC Client Connection

February 2018
Would you like to learn more about doing business with the government? Attend one of these upcoming trainings!
* Contact Jeff Salzer at jeffrey.salzer@sba.gov or call 501-551-2694 for additional information on the Cohort.

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!

By Kim  Magee,
APAC Outreach Coordinator

Read about A&A Fire and Safety Company's success in entering the federal contracting arena. Connect with our APAC counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how you can expand your business into the government marketplace. 
By Max Franks,
APAC Procurement Counselor

The term cohort refers to a group of individuals who have something in common. The SBA, with assistance from the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC), and the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), is hosting an open monthly forum in Northwest Arkansas. These sessions will provide training and networking opportunities for area small businesses. 
By Mark Peterson, APAC Outreach Coordinator

In this article Dr. Mark Peterson will introduce you to one of the most powerful ways to make your community, organization, or business stand out, and attract people, money and jobs. 
By Mary Love, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
Do you know what the Department of Defense (DoD) cyber security requirements are for contractors?  In this article Mary Love points clients to those requirements and tools that may help you reach compliance standards. 
By Debra Garcia, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
Business located in a HUBZone can have advantages such as set-aside contracts and a  pricing advantage over competition.  If you would like to learn more about the HUBZone certification program and to find out if your business qualifies then check out the Small Business Administration's webinars in February and March on this topic. 

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.