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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance CenterPhone: 501-671-2390Email: PTAC@uada.edu
by Kim Magee - March 31, 2021
On the Fly Moving, Inc. is a Native American, woman-owned business located in Monticello
in a "Historically Underutilized Business Zone" or HUBZone. Lindsay and Jeff Rawls
started OTF in 2015 as a moving service company. In 2016, while still offering some
limited moving services, they shifted to logging and timber services, IT equipment
services, and custom milled lumber services.
As OTF made the shift in business offerings, the firm began pursuing government contracts.
Jeff Rawls heard about Arkansas PTAC Counselor Debra Garcia and the services offered
by PTAC through a friend of a friend.
Chief Operating Officer William Deeb used his contracting background and persistence
in a quest for government contracts. OTF was awarded their first of many government
contracts in 2020 including providing custom milled lumber for a hospital restoration
at Fort Davis in Texas and wireless routers in classrooms for Bureau of Indian Education
Arkansas PTAC congratulates OTF on their persistence and success in securing government
contracts. We also wish them luck in their upcoming 8(a) Certification journey. The
U.S. Small Business Administration oversees the 8(a) program, which is a nine-year
business development program for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged
individuals. Our counselors are ready and willing to assist to make it a smooth journey.
“Debra helped us get started and understand the government contracting process. She
walked us through our first bid opportunity. Debra and Counselor Max Franks have also
assisted us with our capabilities narrative/statement, Woman-Owned Small Business
(WOSB) certification process, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS),
and getting HUBZone certified,” said Deeb.
To learn more about the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the many
ways mentioned in this article that our counselors can help secure government contracts,
connect with us by calling 501-671-2390.