Want to win a government contract? We help Arkansas businesses find, compete for, and win government contracts.
As part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, we work with
small and large Arkansas based companies at no charge. If you would like to sell your
goods or services to federal, state, or local government agencies, contact APAC. Our
Program Associates can train you and your business associates how to navigate the
government procurement process. APAC collaborates with other agencies in order to
ensure the overall economic well-being of the State of Arkansas.
Most of our services are free to clients!
Are you interested in how APAC could help grow your local economy? APAC Outreach Coordinators are here to help with information and workshops!
What can APAC do for you?
- One-on-one counseling provided by experienced consultants
- Help clients locate opportunities to sell products or services to government agencies
- Provides training on a variety of government contracting topics available at no cost or, available at a nominal fee.
- Free counseling on any issue related to selling goods or services to public agencies
- Solicitation analysis and proposal scrub down
- Assistance with certifications and registrations to qualify for agencies the client wishes to approach
- Help with locating government specifications, drawings, procurement history, and other difficult-to-find data
What APAC can not do:
- Provide financial support or assistance, such as grants and financing
- Provide references or endorsements
- Prepare your bid or proposal (but we show you how)
- Represent your company, or act as your agent, or make any decisions for you
- Accept any payment or gift for these services (except tuition for the accredited course)
- Help you with litigation against the government
How to become an APAC client:
- Complete a Client Application
- Be in a business capable of or potentially capable of providing goods or services to a public agency
- Have a primary place of business located in Arkansas
- Provide data about the company and its ownership, which APAC will not divulge
- Be computer literate with e-mail and Internet access
- Actively pursue government contracts and the related registrations and certifications
- Provide a simple Monthly Activity Report online containing information about your government sales
The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is an economic development program operated by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center’s main office is located in Little Rock at 2301 South University Avenue, Room 110. We also have a satellite location at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. The satellite office is located within the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.