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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

 


DoD Procurement Forecasts

The Public DoD forecasting site should provide the full range of Air Force forecasted (1, 2, and 3-years) product and service requirements with an anticipated total awarded value (including options) greater than $5M per contract action regardless of funding appropriation (construction, FMS, services, etc.), based on the best information available. Visit the site 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

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

 


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

Air Force Sustainment Small Business Industry Days
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:40 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, August 02, 2018 8:00 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

GENERAL OVERVIEW

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 Sustainment Center (AFSC), 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 AF Sustainment's normal way of doing business.

With its headquarters at Tinker Air Force Base, OK, the AFSC is one of five specialized centers assigned to the AF Materiel Command. The mission of the AFSC is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to generate Airpower for America. The center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support. The AFSC provides critical sustainment for the Air Force's most sophisticated weapons systems, including: A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130, B-1 Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, E-3 Sentry, E-6 Mercury, E-8 Joint STARS, EC-130, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, HC-130, HH-60 Pave Hawk, ICBM, KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130, MH-53 Pave Low, RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft as well as a wide range of aircraft engines and component parts.

The 2018 AF Sustainment SBID has been postponed and will now take place 31 July – 2 August 2018, in Layton, UT, 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 AF Sustainment's small business supply chain, as well as matching program office technology based needs to SBIR/STTR/RIF developed technologies that accelerate transition onto AF platforms.

This is a unique 3 Track Event:
Track 1 - Small Business Products/Capabilities/Technologies:
Selected small businesses share relevant products/capabilities/technologies with the Air Force.
Track 2 - Air Force Business Opportunities:
Identifies AF business opportunities that small businesses are capable of proposing as the prime contractor.
Track 3 - SBIR/STTR Technology Needs:
Links the Air Force customer defined technology based needs with SBIR/STTR technologies.

Attendee and Exhibitor Benefits:

  • A morning keynote address from Air Force Senior Leadership
  • Business-related general sessions for multiple interests
  • One-on-One meetings with Air Force and Industry partners
  • Networking opportunities throughout the day and over lunch
  • Exhibitor hall featuring 25-40 businesses
  • Exhibitors showcasing their products





To register, click on the below button or proceed to the Registration tab at the top. Registration closes Friday, July 13, 2018. For more information, please see the other tabs at the top of the page!

Owned by Jeffery.Thatcher On Tuesday, July 03, 2018

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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