APAC Client Connection
Newsletter


March 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

Happy spring to our bright, successful Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) clients. We hope the current fiscal year is treating you well and you are busy plugging away with your government contracts. I wanted to take this time to share with you some upcoming opportunities for Arkansas Small Business from our resources partners.
By Mary Love, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
 
Solicitations can be intimidating when you are just getting started in Government Contracting. One of the services that APAC provides is a solicitation review. We can print the solicitation, read through it and mark the particulars, then share information with you that will potentially increase your chances of winning.
APAC Success Story: Central Research, Inc.
By Kim Magee, APAC Outreach Coordinator

Central Research Incorporated is one of the fastest growing small business federal contractors in the country over the last three years and has been on the INC 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past six years.  Connect with our APAC counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how you can expand your business into the government marketplace.  
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
 
Small businesses have several tools they can utilize to market their business to the government. One important tool is the Small Business Administration's Dynamic Small Business Search, or the SBA DSBS. How can you enter your information into this database used by contracting officers to do market research? Read this article to learn more.
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By Max Franks, APAC Procurement Counselor

For many small businesses, cash reserves are small and you sometimes work from week to week or month to month. So what happens if you do not get paid on time? In this article, Max discusses common procedures and uses recent examples of issues small businesses  in government contracting have faced when asking for payment.

In this article, Part IV of our Creating Jobs Series, you will see a  tool for you to identify opportunities to create jobs using a very powerful tool - a Strategic Opportunity Matrix.  Read the fourth article in this series focused on opportunities to create jobs by starting with and leveraging the assets in your community, region, or business.  
By Debra Garcia, 
APAC Procurement Counselor
 
A new consolidated government website is coming! The General Service Administration (GSA) has revealed that they will be combining ten websites into one. Get ahead of the curve by learning about it now. Debra shows you which websites are being consolidated and introduces you to the replacement site in this informative article.

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


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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.

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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.