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Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center
Our Capabilities

What is APAC?

  • APAC is an economic development program operated by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock, AR. under a Cost-Sharing Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Defense, with additional matching support from our sponsors.

What APAC offers:

  • Free counseling and consulting to Arkansas businesses only, on any issue related to selling goods or services to public agencies, including solicitation analysis and proposal scrubdown
  • Free bid opportunity notices for federal and out-of-state jobs related to the client’s line of work
  • Assistance with certifications and registrations to qualify for agencies the client wishes to approach
  • Help with locating government specifications, drawings, procurement history, and other difficult-to-find data
  • Assistance to agencies and large prime contractors to find small business suppliers and contractors
  • Free workshops and seminars in various locations on a variety of government contracting topics

What APAC does not do:

  • Provide financial support or assistance, such as grants and financing
  • Provide references or endorsements
  • Prepare your bid or proposal (but we show you how)
  • Represent your company, or act as your agent, or make any decisions for you
  • Accept any payment or gift for these services (except tuition for the accredited course)
  • Help you with litigation against the government

What APAC expects of a client:

  • Be in a business capable of or potentially capable of providing goods or services to a public agency
  • Have a primary place of business located in Arkansas
  • Provide data about the company and its ownership, which APAC will not divulge
  • Be computer literate with e-mail and internet access
  • Actively pursue government contracts and the related registrations and certifications
  • Provide a simple Monthly Activity Report online containing information about your government sales 
  • Agree to these expectations by signing a Request For Assistance


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University of Arkansas • Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
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