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Bradley Co. Extension to host workshop for businesses seeking gov’t contracts

Fast Facts:

  • April 17 workshop focuses on how to obtain government contracts
  • With APAC’s help, businesses obtained more than $47 million in government contracts in 2011-12.
  • Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 15
  • To register, contact John Gavin, 870-226-8410,; or Kim Magee at 591-671-2081,

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WARREN, Ark. – An agency that has helped businesses obtain more than $47 million in government contract work in one year is holding a workshop Thursday, April 17 in Bradley County to help other businesses learn to tap into that market.

The workshop is being offered by the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, or APAC, part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. APAC has been successful in helping Arkansas businesses secure $47.46 million through 603 government contract awards in 2011-12. APAC has helped businesses obtain thousands of awards since it was established in 1988.

The workshop will be offered at the Bradley County Extension Office, located at 100 East First Street in Warren.

The workshop, “Introduction to Government Contracting and Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center,” runs 6-9 p.m. There is no cost to attend. The registration deadline is April 15. To register, contact Bradley County Extension Staff Chair John Gavin, 870-226-8410,; or APAC Coordinator Kim Magee at 501-671-2081,

“Each year, local, state and federal government agencies contract with thousands of businesses for construction, services and commodities,” Magee said. “This is an opportunity to learn how your business may benefit and what is required of a business in order to seek and obtain government contracts.”

For more information about APAC, contact your county extension office or visit

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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