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Two workshops to help Arkansas small businesses compete for government contracts

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • Joint workshops aimed at helping Arkansas small businesses earn government contracts
  • Info: 501-671-2390
  • Book early, space fills quickly

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LITTLE ROCK – Two workshops are scheduled in September and October to help Arkansas small businesses compete effectively for government contracts at Little Rock Air Force Base.

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FIRST CLASS - Image from the first workshop for small businesses seeking government contracts held jointly by the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, Small Business Administration and LR Air Force Base.  (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Melanie Berman) Credit mandatory.

The workshops being held jointly by the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, Small Business Administration and the Little Rock Air Force Base, who are teaming up in a way that will helpArkansassmall businesses grow and provide the needs for our national defense.

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is part of the Cooperative Extension Service’s Community and Economic Development Department and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

To register, contact the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center at 501-671-2390 or go online at https://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/apac-government-contracting/training-news.aspx.

“Be sure to register early,” said Melanie Berman, director of the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center. “The first workshop filled quickly and we had to set up a waiting list.”

The workshops are all scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the air base’s University Education Center, outside the front gate at 1490 Vandenberg Blvd., in Jacksonville. The 2018 schedule so far:

  • Sept. 26 – Preparing your bid. What works and what’s required.
  • Oct. 17 – You’ve won the contract. Now what? Following through on contract performance.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

For more information on community development, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county extension office.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu