APAC Client Connection

October 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

As we enter the holiday season I want to take time to show appreciation for our APAC clients, resource partners and staff. The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center has been very busy over the last year. We have hosted or participated in 83 small business events and trainings over the last 12 months. As a result, our small business clients received more than $143 million in government contracts during this time.
By Alyssa Huber, 
APAC Program Technician
'What is a PTAC?' is a question we hear a lot here at the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center. How does our program help Arkansans? How can our program help someone you know? Read on to find out.
By Max Franks, APAC Procurement Counselor
How do you find opportunities to bid on? What types of opportunities are there? Program Associate  Max Franks answers these questions and gives readers tips in this article.
By Kim Magee, 
APAC Outreach Coordinator
Elite Trucking, LLC, owned by Bridgett Perkins, was started in 2015 in Bryant. Perkins learned of the assistance offered by APAC via a networking event. After being a client for just six months, Elite was awarded their first government contract with the Little Rock Air Force Base. How has being an APAC client helped Perkins? "APAC puts you in front of the right people and provides invaluable one on one assistance," she said. 
By Debra Garcia
APAC Procurement Counselor
Arkansas businesses have two certifications available to them. What are these certifications? Who is eligible? How can you apply? Read Debra's article to answer these questions and 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:

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.