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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center Success Story: All Electric Supply, Inc.

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 APEX Accelerator 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 APEX Accelerator 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 APEX Accelerator counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how you can expand your business into new areas.

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