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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

What's New

 

USAF Small Business Spend By State

Click here to see what the Air Force obligated by state for small businesses.

SAM UPDATE

There are delays to invoice payments due to Electronic Fund Transfer restrictions for new or renewing SAM accounts that are awaiting processing of a notarized letter in response to the recent SAM cyber hack. Additional details can be found HERE

 


SBA Self Certification Tool

SBA has posted a tool to assist small business owners with the WOSB/EDWOSB self-certification process. Learn more HERE

AFWERX DC

The Air Force and VT-ARC have collaborated to launch the AFWERX DC Hub. AFWERX DC serves as the key link between the Vegas Innovation Hub and AFWERX Corporate in the Pentagon

AFWERX Vegas

The mission of AFWERX Vegas is to serve the needs of the Air Force by addressing tough challenges. We are a dynamic, tech-curious, committed to scouting and designing innovative solutions to benefit the Air Force

FY18 Air Force Mentor Protégé Program

The Air Force Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) Office is seeking eligible mentors for participation in the Department of Defense (DoD) MPP through this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). 

 


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

9th Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:40 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

9th Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit | Southeast Conference 2018

 

 

Date & Time

Thursday, June 14, 2018. 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Details

Join us for the 9th Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit | Southeast Conference, presented jointly by The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, being held in Charleston, SC.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

  • Increased focus on making sure small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have been invited)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418

Sleeping Rooms: $149 + tax; Cut off May 18, 2018

Sponsorship

Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To purchase a sponsorship, click here and select between one of the three levels below.

  • Platinum Sponsorship: Includes –Recognition and Full-Page Ad in event program: 8″ wide X 10.5″ deep, Logo with link to your homepage placed at our event web page, 6’ Display Table, 3 registrants. Price – $2,500
  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes –Recognition and Full-Page Ad in event program: 8″ wide X 10.5″ deep, Company Name linked to your homepage placed at our event web page, 6’ Display Table, 2 registrants. Price – $1,250
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes –Recognition and Half Page Ad in event program: 8″ wide X 5.125″deep, Name Listed on the Event web page without link, 2 registrants. Price – $750
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes – Recognition and Quarter Page Ad in event program: 4″ wide X 5.125″deep, Name Listed on the Event web page without link, 1 registrant. Price – $500

Registration & Fees

 Click Here to Register 

For Individual, Advocate and Non-Members, the cost is $185. For Business members, the cost is $135. For Supplier members, the cost is $85.

If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

Agenda

 

Time Item Speaker
7:30 am Registration & Networking(Coffee Available)
8:00 am Welcome & Chamber Updates Margot Dorfman - CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce; VP for Govt Affairs, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce
8:30 am U.S. Department of State Briefing George Price, Director, OSDBU
Cathy Read, Director, Office of Acquisitions Management

9:00 am Best Practices to Access Federal Contracts Robin Rourk, SPAWAR
Christopher A. Harrington, SOCOM
Caretha Brown-Griffin, NAVSUP
9:30 am NASA Briefing Joyce McDowell, Kennedy Space Center Small Business Specialist
10:00 am U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Briefing Beth Myers - Jacksonville District
Linda Spadaro - Mobile District
10:30 am Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Briefing
11:00 am GSA Briefing
11:30 am Role of the SBA Procurement Center Representative Arleen L. Boyd-Alston, SBA Govt Contracting Area III PCR/COC/CMR Specialist
12:00 pm Lunch(On Your Own)
1:00 pm One-on-One Agency/Prime Meetings
4:00 pm Adjourn

 

Matchmaking Process

At the start of the session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.

One-On-One Matchmaking

Agencies / Primes invited and previously participating include – confirmed are in bold:

  • Agriculture
  • Army
  • BAE Systems- NAICS: 335931, 335932, 332710, 332721, 332322, 334412, 334418
  • Boeing
  • CAE USA
  • Charleston County
  • Columbia Airport Authority
  • Commerce
  • Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
  • Energy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • GSA
  • Harris Corp
  • Homeland Security
  • HUD
  • IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.
  • Interior
  • Justice
  • Lane Construction
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation – NAICS: 541330, 336413, 334511, 336413, 336411
  • NASA
    •  John F. Kennedy Space Center
    • Johnson Space Center 
  • Patrick AFB
  • PTAC
  • Siemens Power Generation, Inc.
  • Skanska
  • U.S. State Department
  • HUD
  • Small Business Administration
  • SOCOM / McDill AFB
  • SC Department of Transportation
  • Surety Bond Executive, Inc
  • Turner Construction
  • U.S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville FL
  • U.S. Army Engineer District, Mobile AL – NAICS: 236220, 237990, 541330, 541370
  • U.S. Army, PEO STRI
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
    • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
  • U.S. Navy 
    • SPAWAR – NAICS: 541330, 541519, 335999, 541712, 511210, 334111, 541512, 334112, 334210, 541611
    • NAVAIR
    • NAVFAC
    • NAVSUP
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Veteran Affairs
    • VSN 7 
  • Zachry Construction Corporation
Owned by Jeffery.Thatcher On Wednesday, March 07, 2018