APAC Client Connection

July 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

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) announced upcoming trainings in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Little Rock Airforce Base (LRAFB) on July 19th. You may find the registration links on the APAC  "Training & News" web page. Read more details in this article.
By Mary Love, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
Are you a small business just starting in the government market place?  How do you get the experience you need to sell to the government?  This article has advice for you. 
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
By now, you may have noticed, effective June 29thsam.gov implemented a new login process. They are currently using a duel authentication system with login.gov

Your  sam.gov  username and password will no longer work, so you must create an account with login.gov.  This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the new process.
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

Congratulations to Max Franks on his recent promotion to Program Associate II.  Franks has served as a Program Associate for the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) for the last five years. We are proud to have Max Franks on our APAC team.

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.