APAC Client Connection

November 2017

Would you like to learn more about doing business with the government? Attend one of these APAC training events!
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!

Join APAC counselor Mary Love as she presents the following classes at this year's USACE Arkansas Regional Industry Days event. These classes will train attendees on important contracting topics. 

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to doing business with the government
  • Solicitations: What is a Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), and Combined Synopsis Solicitation?
  • Proposal Writing
  • Source Selection Procedures
  • Joint Ventures
To attend, Register or contact Timothy Pighee by telephone at 501-340-1270, or email: Timothy.A.Pighee@usace.army.mil.
Kim Magee, APAC Outreach Coordinator

Sobemo became an APAC client in April 2017 after owner Malia Ford became aware of our services. Sobemo recently won their first contract. "APAC is an invaluable resource for local Central Arkansas businesses like myself," she said. Congratulations to Sobemo on their first government contract. We hope that this is just the first of many.

APAC is encouraged when we see the success of our clients.  We want to help your business and community grow. 
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

Each year, APAC staff attend fall and spring APTAC conferences. Attendees learn critical changes to small business regulations and federal acquisition priorities, as well as gain a new understanding of topics ranging from accounting and cost proposals to cyber security. Read this article to learn more about what your APAC staff are doing to keep your small business current in the field of government contracting.
By Max Franks, APAC Procurement Counselor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2017 Arkansas Regional Industry Days event will provide industry the priceless opportunity to network with government as well as other large and small business contractors. The event will bring together eight government agencies with millions of dollars of contracts that will be awarded in the 2018 contracting season. Held on December 6 and 7, Industry Days will also provide an invaluable forum to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities. 
By Debra Garcia, APAC Procurement Counselor

The purchase value thresholds that determine the method of procurement changed on July 31, 2017. In this month's article, Debra Garcia, APAC procurement counselor, updates you on these threshold amounts and the types of bids affected by recent legislation.
By Alyssa Huber, APAC Program Technician

Be aware of phishing scams designed to take your money. This month, Alyssa reminds clients that APAC offers System for Award Management (SAM) technical assistance for free. 

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.