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What a First Time APAC Client Can Expect

by Debra Garcia - January 12, 2018

Would you like to sell your goods or services to federal, state, or local government agencies? Contact the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC). Our trained Procurement Counselors can teach you and your business colleagues how to navigate the government procurement process at no charge.

An APAC client has a world of knowledge and experience at their fingertips. We can help you start navigating the world of “how to do business with the government.” 

This journey includes not only acquiring your Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, and getting registered in Systems for Awards Management (SAM), but we are also here to aid you in understanding government solicitations. APAC also can show you how to get your specific North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Those codes identify your business to the Federal Government.  

APAC clients also have access to:

  • Workshops
  • Training Classes
  • Free, live webinars and online trainings through Govology
  • One-on-One Consultations with procurement professionals
  • Assistance with government certifications for your business
  • Computerized search of 3,000 various websites with government contracting opportunities

How to register to become an APAC client:

  1. Call our center at 501-671-2390 to set up a FREE appointment to come in and discuss your business and sign up to be a client.
  2. Sign up online at www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_application.php?id=0127D14409%20. We will call you to schedule an appointment.

The federal government purchases more than $436 billion a year in goods and services. Of these purchases, 23% of all projects are set aside for small businesses, 5% for women owned businesses, 5% for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB and 8(a)), and not less than 3% to service disabled veteran-owned small business and certified HUBZone small businesses.APAC can help you become competitive in the government marketplace.

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is available to assist businesses in learning how to sell their products and services to the government, and can be reached at: apac@uaex.edu and 501-671-2390.

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