The federal government buys $200 billion in goods and services each year from American businesses. Almost 98% of the contracts are for $25,000 or less. Angelina College Procurement Assistance Center (ACPAC) can assist you by providing free advice to small businesses and industries of East Texas to sell products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies.
Can ACPAC Assist You
Federal purchasing offices are required by lawto set aside contracts or portions of prime contracts for exclusive bidding by small or minority-owned firms. ACPAC's computerized market search matches your business' capabilities and products with the millions of items and services purchased by local, state and federal government agencies. ACPAC staff has expertise in government marketing and contract administration and has a library of relevant government specifications, standards and regulations.
Overview of Services Available
ACPAC assist small businesses in selling their goods and services to the various agencies that need them by providing individualized services to business clients in:
Counseling Assistance - One of the most important services provided by ACPAC is counseling to the client on what opportunities exist for them to compete in government contracting. As with all ACPAC services, counseling is free.
Computerized Bid Matching Services - ACPAC provides a computerized bid matching service to its registered clients via e-mail. Based on a keyword profile developed for each client that specifically describes the business' goods and/or services, it conducts daily searches to find the RFQ's (Requests for Quote) or RFP's (Requests for Proposal) from various federal, state, and local procurement sites. Those RFQ's and RFP's that are specific to the business are then E-mailed DAILY to the client. This service is contracted through Comtech Management Systems by ACPAC at no cost to our clients.
As Needed - ACPAC attempts to meet the needs of clients and will periodically send out e-mail updates on events that might be of interest to clients, changes in government contracting, or other news that might be of interest. Additionally, ACPAC will arrange events or speakers to meet the needs of its clients.
Counties Served: Verified 31 July 2013
SCAA Submission: Deep East Texas Council of Governments counties (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler) and The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas