Air Force Pitch Day NEWS

Many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies, but the Pentagon largely misses out on them. For our big bureaucracy, awarding a contract in months is a flash. The Pentagon must do business at the speed of ideas: inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges. The smaller the company, the faster we must move. We accept that challenge. Welcome to Air Force Pitch Day.

Read all about how the Air Force awarded 51 companies contracts with a total initial value of $8.75 million in a matter of minutes at the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day event held March 6-7, in New York City, HERE

 

What's New

 

Air Force Small Business Programs Wins Vanguard Award

 

The Vanguard Awards honor small business professionals, teams, and organizations that influence small business participation in Defense acquisitions.  Read more HERE

Air Force Small Business Program Plan

 

The Air Force Small Business Program Plan defines our mission and vision and identifies the small business professionals and support programs that help us execute our goals. The Program Plan also provides current and trending performance data that guide Air Force Small Business into FY19 and beyond. Check out our Program Plan HERE

 

Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM)

The Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM) provides the documented current state process in an integrated fashion and serves as the central knowledge warehouse.

The APM is a compilation of policy, instructions, and guidance that acts as the Gold Standard for persons involved in the Acquisition Process. Learn more HERE

AFWERX Vegas

AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster the Air Force culture of innovation.

SB Guide for the Facility Clearance Process

What is a Facility Clearance (FCL)? Who can Sponsor a Facility Clearance ? Considering a Joint Venture(JV)? All these questions and more can be answered in the Defense Security Service (DSS) Small Business Guide Facility Clearance Process

 

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

 

 

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
 

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Vision and Mission

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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