UACES Facebook Arkansas Government Contract Procurement Services | Step by step help for getting a government contract

Want to sell your products or services to the government? These resources may help.

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You may be wondering what a DUNS number is and how to get one.  Maybe you have questions about rules and regulations regarding government contracting.  APAC can help you navigate System for Award Management (SAM), register for your DUNS Number, and more.  When you have questions about doing business with the government, call the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center. 

Check out the following list of resources commonly used by our clients.   

Online Trainings

  • Govology- Govology is an online support community for small businesses pursuing government contracting opportunities. Govology connects small businesses with trusted knowledge, resources, experts, and support so that they may learn, prepare, connect, and win. As an active client of the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC) you will receive a unique code to receive free online trainings and webinars. Contact APAC today for more information on this service.

Frequently Requested Resources for Government Contracting in Arkansas

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Local Resources

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)- Financing, business planning, and business management. If you are just starting a business or needing guidance for your existing business, this is a good resource with a variety of tools.
  • SCORE- SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
  • Arkansas Economic Development Institute

    The Arkansas Economic Development Institute's mission and mandate is to provide community economic development research and analysis, technical assistance, and training to enhance and advance the economy and economic development throughout Arkansas and where appropriate, beyond.

  • Arkansas Economic Development Commission-  The Arkansas Economic Development Commission provides assistance in many areas  of business growth, including providing minority business certification for the state of Arkansas. The Small and Minority Business division promotes the growth and sustainability of small and minority business enterprises by providing them with real world technical and professional assistance, certification, procurement, networking, capital and contracting opportunities.
  • Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration – Office of State ProcurementThe Office of State Procurement (OSP) has a primary responsibility and oversight for the State wide procurement of commodities, technical and professional services for all state agencies, boards and commissions and colleges and universities. OSP provides regular trainings for vendors on the first Wednesday of every month for those wanting to receive State of Arkansas procurement contracts.  APAC clients may sign up for the monthly vendor training by going to the “Class Enrollment and Schedule, Procurement Class Calendar” under the training page of the OSP website. The class name to register for is titled “Vendor Class.”

Find Opportunities

  • Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Register as a vendor with the State of Arkansas. View procurement opportunities with the State of Arkansas.
  • City of Little Rock Purchasing Division-The City of Little Rock Purchasing Division is a centralized purchasing office that has the responsibility to locate and secure materials, supplies, equipment, and related services as required by various Departments within the City of Little Rock.
  • Federal Business Opportunities. 
  • Arkansas Bid NetworkThe Arkansas Bid Network publishes procurement solicitations (bid advertisements, requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), requests for information (RFIs), etc) primarily from government agencies but also from some private organizations in Arkansas. This site is being developed in response to a need for more efficient and transparent spending of tax dollars by government agencies and the need for more business opportunities by companies.
  • City of Conway Bids Online- View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Conway.