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VISION:  Create a culture that looks to small businesses first for innovative, agile, and affordable solutions to meet our warfighter needs.

MISSION:  To maximize small business opportunities within Air Force acquisitions, thereby (a) promoting efficiencies and innovation, (b) fostering competition, and (c) expanding the defense industrial base.

 

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This system is an automated email system that will allow us to efficiently and effectively answer questions you may have. Inquiries can be sent to answerdesk@airforcesmallbiz.org

Small Business Programs


SBIR

DoD’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invests more than $1 billion each year in small business technology.


WOSB

The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs is committed to providing the most effective and innovative methods of assistance to meet the needs of Women-Owned Small Businesses.
 

MENTOR PROTEGE
           
Eligible small businesses have the ability to develop their qualifications and ability to compete for prime contracts and subcontract awards by partnering with large businesses.

HUBZONE

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) is an economically distressed area as determined by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

8(a)

A small disadvantaged business is a small firm owned by one or more individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

VOSB

The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs recognizes that U.S. military veterans have provided invaluable service to the nation in times of peace and war.

          

Locate A Small Business Specialist

  Our Small Business Professionals have direct relationships with major commands and bases throughout the country and possess the expertise to help your company identify and respond to every type of procurement opportunity the Air Force offers. You can find all small business specialists on our Locate a Small Business Specialist page by clicking HERE
 

Events

AFTC Small Business Industry Day (SBID)
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:20 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:20 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

The Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID) provide benefit by creating partnerships and increasing small business participation. The Air Force SBIDs focus on small business capabilities and opportunities, matching stakeholders from the Air Force Test Center (AFTC) PEO, large business, and small business communities. This event emphasizes small business capabilities that provide new concepts, highlight existing small business products, promote collaboration, and integrate small businesses’ services, products, and technologies into AFTC's normal way of doing business.

AFTC is headquartered at Edwards AFB, CA, with work occurring at three primary locations: the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, CA, the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold AFB, TN, and the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, FL. The 412th TW performs test and evaluation on aircrafts and systems, and influences weapon systems design to make sure they meet operational warfighting, combat support, or training requirements. AEDC performs ground tests, engineering analysis, and technical evaluations for all the U.S. armed forces, other government agencies and commercial aerospace industry on aircraft, missiles, and space systems. The 96th TW plans, directs, and documents test and evaluation of armament, navigation, guidance systems, and command and control systems.

The 2017 AFTC SBID takes place November 7-9, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV, with a combination of informational briefings and speakers, as well as one-on-ones between small businesses and government POCs. This event focuses on increasing the AFTC’s small business supply chain, as well as matching program office technology based needs to SBIR/STTR/RIF developed technologies that accelerate transition onto platforms.

Register Below

https://afconference.brtrc.com/AFSBID/2017AFTC/

Owned by Jeffery.Thatcher On Tuesday, October 17, 2017