APAC Client Connection

January 2018
Would you like to learn more about doing business with the government? Attend one of these upcoming trainings!
By Max Franks,
APAC Procurement Counselor
Alyssa Huber, APAC Procurement Technician

There are several steps one has to take to begin a small business in Arkansas, especially if their goal is to do government contracting. The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center works with several other local organizations (most are are at minimal or no cost) that all could potentially have a hand in helping an Arkansas small business, all the way from the beginning steps of starting a business to winning their first government contract.
By Debra Garcia,
APAC Procurement Counselor

How can APAC counseling help you on your journey in government contracting? What help can the team at APAC offer you? This month, APAC counselor Debra Garcia gives clients, new and experienced, an overview. 
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

There are many federal, state and local funding opportunities advertised right now as it is the start of the 2018 calendar year. Reach out to your Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) team for assistance with any of these open solicitations by calling 501-671-2390 (Little Rock) or 501-650-6180 (Bentonville). You may also reach us by e-mailing apac@uaex.edu . 
By Mark Peterson
APAC Outreach Coordinator

The federal government purchases $436 billion per year, with 23% of all projects set aside for small businesses, 5% for women owned businesses, 5% for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB and 8(a)), and not less than 3% to service disabled veteran owned small business and certified HUBZone small business.

Have you considered the public sector as an avenue for growing your business? Many Arkansas businesses could compete for government contracts.

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.