Pick up know-how for tackling diseases, pests and weeds.
Farm bill, farm marketing, agribusiness webinars, & farm policy.
Find tactics for healthy livestock and sound forages.
Scheduling and methods of irrigation.
Explore our Extension locations around the state.
Commercial row crop production in Arkansas.
Agriculture weed management resources.
Use virtual and real tools to improve critical calculations for farms and ranches.
Learn to ID forages and more.
Explore our research locations around the state.
Get the latest research results from our county agents.
Our programs include aquaculture, diagnostics, and energy conservation.
Keep our food, fiber and fuel supplies safe from disaster.
Private, Commercial & Non-commercial training and education.
Specialty crops including turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.
Find educational resources and get youth engaged in agriculture.
Gaining garden smarts and sharing skills.
Creating beauty in and around the home.
Maintenance calendar, and best practices.
Coaxing the best produce from asparagus to zucchini.
What’s wrong with my plants? The clinic can help.
Featured trees, vines, shrubs and flowers.
Ask our experts plant, animal, or insect questions.
Enjoying the sweet fruits of your labor.
Herbs, native plants, & reference desk QA.
Growing together from youth to maturity.
Crapemyrtles, hydrangeas, hort glossary, and weed ID databases.
Get beekeeping, honey production, and class information.
Grow a pollinator-friendly garden.
Schedule these timely events on your gardening calendar.
Equipping individuals to lead organizations, communities, and regions.
Guiding communities and regions toward vibrant and sustainable futures.
Guiding entrepreneurs from concept to profit.
Position your business to compete for government contracts.
Find trends, opportunities and impacts.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Increase your knowledge of public issues & get involved.
Research-based connection to government and policy issues.
Support Arkansas local food initiatives.
Read about our efforts.
Preparing for and recovering from disasters.
Licensing for forestry and wildlife professionals.
Preserving water quality and quantity.
Cleaner air for healthier living.
Firewood & bioenergy resources.
Managing a complex forest ecosystem.
Read about nature across Arkansas and the U.S.
Learn to manage wildlife on your land.
Soil quality and its use here in Arkansas.
Learn to ID unwanted plant and animal visitors.
Timely updates from our specialists.
Eating right and staying healthy.
Ensuring safe meals.
Take charge of your well-being.
Cooking with Arkansas foods.
Making the most of your money.
Making sound choices for families and ourselves.
Nurturing our future.
Get tips for food, fitness, finance, and more!
Understanding aging and its effects.
Giving back to the community.
Managing safely when disaster strikes.
Listen to our latest episode!
Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance CenterPhone: 501-671-2390Email: PTAC@uada.edu
by Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center - December 2, 2020
Ever since the transition from the federal government's previous solicitation portal
(FBO.GOV) to the current BETA.SAM.GOV, many clients find that they are having challenges finding or managing opportunities
If you find you are having similar issues, check in with your Arkansas Procurement
Technical Assistance Center counselor. We can walk you through many facets of the
new BETA.SAM.GOV portal, including:
Once you become comfortable with the portal, the next question that many contractors
have been asking, "Where's the Interested Vendors List?"Before we address this question, let's define the "Interested Vendors List" or IVL.
As the name implies, the IVL is a place where vendors can express their interest in
bidding or submitting proposals on specific opportunities. The IVL is very helpful
if you seek subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors who have expressed
interest in the opportunity you want to pursue. You can add yourself to the IVL by
logging in to your BETA.SAM.GOV account as a registered user.So, where is the IVL in BETA.SAM.GOV? The good news is that it's still there, but
the contracting officer has to "turn it on" to make it visible to the public. The bad news is that most solicitations do not have the IVL turned on by default.
If you face this issue, here are a few simple steps you can take to gain access to
the IVL.Step 1: As soon as you see a solicitation on BETA.SAM.GOV that you want to pursue, check whether the contracting officer has turned on the
IVL for public viewing. If it's visible to the public, you'll find it in the left-side
navigation bar after opening the solicitation notice. Step 2: If you don't see the IVL, contact the contracting officer listed in the solicitation
notice. Advise them that you are interested in subcontracting opportunities on this
solicitation and ask if they can turn on the IVL and make it visible to the public.Step 3: If the contracting officer isn't able to turn on the IVL for public viewing due
to "system limitations," request they publish the list as an attachment to the solicitation
at their earliest convenience. You may also ask that they post an updated IVL a couple
of days before the solicitation due date to capture any firms not included in the
earlier published IVL.
The bottom line: If you are frustrated, confused, and need help, contact your Arkansas