APAC Client Connection

November 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 web page soon!
You're invited to attend the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) upcoming webinar series. Sessions provide an overview of what DLA does and how to do business with them. You will also be introduced to their Office of Small Business Programs. 

DLA Webinar Schedule
Date Time
December 4,  2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
December 18, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
January 8,  2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
January 9,  2019
9:00  - 10:30 a.m.
February 15, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
March 12,  2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
April 9, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

To register and obtain the link for access to the virtual platform, contact alandra.jones@dla.mil
By Melanie Berman, APAC Program Manager

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) hosted the first annual Arkansas Veteran Business Forum on November 8th as part of the National Veterans Small Business Week.  According to the Small Business Administration, nearly one in ten small businesses in the U.S. is owned by a veteran. Read Melanie's article to learn about programs available to help Arkansas veteran owned businesses.
By Mary Love
APAC Procurement Counselor
New changes have been proposed to the HUBZone program. What are these changes and how could they effect your business? Mary's article highlights these changes. 
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
The System for Award Management (SAM) URL has changed! Alyssa gives you the new address and lets you know why it needed to be changed in this article.  
By Max Franks, APAC Procurement Counselor
While reviewing a federal government bid, if electronic invoicing is mentioned, be aware that you will be using one of several government invoicing systems. 
Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) is one of these systems. Max provides tips and other helpful information about WAWF in this 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

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.