We are committed to success in government contracting and economic growth in Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Defense have partnered together to bring Arkansans this program.
Mission. The Mission of the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) is to provide training and resources that help Arkansas businesses generate revenues and thereby create or retain jobs for Arkansans through effective government contracting.
Vision. The Vision of APAC is to be the recognized source of knowledge
and assistance for Arkansas companies to compete and perform successfully as vendors to public agencies and for agencies to achieve their diversity goals.
Operation. The Center is an economic development program within Community and
Economic Development unit of the Cooperative Extension Service. We serve Arkansas businesses in all 75 counties at no charge from our office in Little Rock. The County Extension Staff Chairs in each county help to connect the program to the local community.
The Little Rock office is open to the public 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and counseling is done by appointment.
History. In 1993, the University entered into a cost sharing cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense (DOD) to participate in the nationwide Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC). Under this agreement, APAC serves Arkansas businesses and dozens of public agencies. Read more about the APAC history here.
APAC opens satellite office at NWACC
- The office is located in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville, AR.
- To set up an appointment contact Max Franks at 501-650-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read article about APAC's satellite office in NW Arkansas.
Success Story: APAC Success Story - Elite Trucking, LLC
Real Clients. Real Success in Government Contracting.
Elite Trucking, LLC, owned by Bridgett Perkins, was started in 2015 in Bryant.
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.