APAC Client Connection

October 2017
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!

We are excited to introduce you to the newest APAC staff members, Debra Garcia and Alyssa Huber. Our staff is always eager to lend a hand to clients and these two are no different. Welcome, Debra and Alyssa! 

Debra Garcia
Procurement Counselor

Alyssa Huber
Program Technician

As part of Little Rock's Navy Week, APAC hosted
Ms. Emily Harman, 
Director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy. The 
small business workshop, educated small businesses on how to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. Below are pictures from the event.
  You can  see more pictures of the event on the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service  Flickr page

Emily Harman 

APAC staff welcoming attendees.

Workshop attendees

Listening closely

Taking notes

Asking questions

By Max Franks,
APAC Procurement Counselor

Jack Hewett of Boyd Trailer Sales, LLC provides truck beds and utility trailers for all commercial applications and uses. Boyd Trailer Sales began working with the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center in August of 2017. It was  recommended that Mr. Hewett reach out to APAC for assistance. Mr. Hewett commented, "This process (working with the government) is so difficult for small businesses that I do not know how any business could succeed without APAC help." 

APAC is encouraged when we see the success of our clients.  We want to help your business and community grow. Call us to  find out if government contracting can help you.
By Mary Love, APAC Procurement Counselor

This month, Mary identifies two clauses that are often utilized in solicitations prior to or during a Continuing Resolution. She also 
explains how the current Continuing Resolution (cr) may effect businesses participating in government contracting. 
By Max Franks, APAC Procurement Counselor

Now that October 1st, has come and gone we see several changes to the programs that small businesses should now be aware of.
  • Raised micro purchase thresholds
  • 8a program website updating
  • Raised simplified acquisition threshold for FEMA
  • More

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:

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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.

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.