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 Green outline of the state of Arkansas with letters "PTAC" and "Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center" in black

We are committed  to success in government contracting and economic growth in Arkansas.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Defense have partnered together to bring Arkansans this program.


The Mission of the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Arkansas PTAC) is to provide training and resources that help Arkansas businesses generate revenues and thereby create or retain jobs for Arkansans through effective government contracting.


The Vision of Arkansas PTAC is to be the recognized source of knowledge and assistance for Arkansas companies to compete and perform successfully as vendors to public agencies and for agencies to achieve their diversity goals.


Arkansas PTAC is an economic development program within the Community and Economic Development unit of the Cooperative Extension Service.

We serve Arkansas businesses in all 75 counties at no charge from offices in Little Rock and Bentonville. The County Extension Staff Chairs in each county help to connect the program to the local community.

The Little Rock and Bentonville offices are open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and counseling is done by appointment.


Arkansas PTAC started in 1988 as an offshoot of the Entrepreneurial Services Center operated by the University of Arkansas.

In 1993, the University entered into a cost sharing cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense (DOD) to participate in the nationwide Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC). Under this agreement, Arkansas PTAC serves Arkansas businesses and dozens of public agencies. 

April 6, 2015, we opened a satellite office at NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville.