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by Kim Magee - April 29, 2019
Jordan Beard is the third-generation-owner of All Electric Supply, Inc. located in
Little Rock. The company was started in 1957 by his grandfather. All Electric is central
Arkansas’ supplier of all things electric. They currently employ 15 people and hold
a general contractor license. They like to place emphasis and focus on ways to reduce
energy bills for homeowners such as using LED lighting.A great opportunity for small businesses who have never entered into government contracting
is to start by subcontracting. That’s exactly how All Electric Supply started their
government contracting journey after becoming an Arkansas PTAC client in 2015. Their
first subcontract award was for just under $40,000 doing work in Jonesboro installing
LED lighting.Another opportunity for businesses is to look for avenues in which their company is
capable and can provide goods or services outside of what they normally offer. All
Electric Supply did this as well and it earned them their first prime government contract
in March 2019.The $90,000 contract was awarded by Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs
for setting up and breaking down office furniture and general cleaning services following
construction in Muskogee, Oklahoma. A change order has now also been submitted for
the contract for an additional $20,000 making the total of the award $110,000.Government contracts are often awarded based on certain set-aside classifications
that the business may hold. This particular contract was an Indian Small Business
Economic Enterprise set-aside. Beard and his company were awarded the contract based
on his Native American ancestry.We congratulate Beard and the company on their recent award, and for looking outside
of the box for ways to expand their government contracting possibilities. During the
bidding process, Beard worked with Arkansas PTAC Counselor, Mary Love.“Mary gave me the confidence to submit the bid for our first prime contract. She assisted
us with the forms, how our Request for Proposal should look, provisions, and more.
We are excited to see what comes next,” Beard said.Connect with our Arkansas PTAC counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how you can expand
your business into new areas.