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Government Contracting Resources for Arkansas Businesses

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The list below offers a sampling of municipal bid opportunities in Arkansas but is not intended to be comprehensive. Check with other city and county offices for local postings. 

  • Arkansas Bid Network

    Arkansas Bid Network - The Arkansas Bid Network publishes procurement solicitations primarily from government agencies but also from some private organizations in Arkansas. 

    If you see any state or local contracts that you want to bid on but can’t get access to the solicitation documents call your Arkansas PTAC counselor.

  • Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration 

    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - 

    Register as a vendor with the State of Arkansas. 

    View procurement opportunities with the State of Arkansas. 

  • Local (City) Opportunities
    • City of Conway - View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Conway.
    • City of Fayetteville - View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Fayetteville.
    • City of Fort Smith - View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Fort Smith.
    • City of Jonesboro - View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Jonesboro.
    • 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.
    • City of North Little Rock- View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of North Little Rock.
    • City of Springdale - View current bid opportunities for goods and services for the city of Springdale.
  • FedBizOps.gov
    FedBizOps.gov - Federal Business Opportunities. 

 

Local Resources

 

  • Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration 

    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of State Procurement - The 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.  PTAC 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.”

  • Arkansas Economic Development Commission

    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 Economic Development Institute

    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 Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC)

    Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) - The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development  program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. We help with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation.

  •  Arkansas Women’s Business Center (AWBC)
    Arkansas Women’s Business Center (AWBC) - Arkansas Women’s Business Center The AWBC is committed to providing technical assistance, training, and access to capital services tailored to meet the needs of women business owners. The Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • SCORE

    SCORE - SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration

    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.

 

Federal Resources