If you are a small business and have the products or services the Air Force needs for mission success, we may have a great business opportunity for you. Our small business specialists around the country are working daily with their customers to create strategies that support our Airmen. We invite you to learn more about the opportunities that exist for your small business by utilizing the resources available within this website.
Air Force Acquisition Process Model (APM)
About the 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.
The APM accomplishes the following goals:
- Establish standard definition and activities associated with AF Acquisition
- Provide process decomposition from DAE/SAE through PM level actions
- Serve as Standard Reference Model for all stakeholders
- Provide common context for process improvement initiatives
- Provide integration context for other external/related process models
- Provide process input to Acquisition Enterprise Architecture and supports other Enterprise Architectures
We recommend heading to the APM website (https://www.afacpo.com/apm/) to learn more about these processes
You Can Locate an Air Force 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 here
you can either click the arrow with the square in the top left corner of the map which will open up a list view of all of our specialists in alphabetical order by state or you can zoom into the map itself to locate the nearest specialist to you.
Our Goal is to Make it Easy for You to do Business with the Air Force
Please do explore this website for the resources you need to make contact and connect with the Air Force for business opportunities. In addition to features such as the Locate a Small Business Specialist tool, we offer your business the capability to connect with the Air Force through these tools. You can do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about MAJCOMS and What they Buy
Most of the Air Force’s buying activities make purchases in support of their individual base requirements and are considered local buys. The Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs) have contractual responsibilities depending upon their mission requirements.
- MAJCOMs – view a list of our MAJCOMs to learn more about them and what they buy based on NAICS codes.
Small Businesses Help the Air Force Achieve Mission Success
Federal government regulations require small business participation in the acquisition process for vital reasons. We realize that doing business with small businesses increases the number of innovative suppliers in the industrial base, which increases the government’s access to new solutions and technologies that would not otherwise be available.
We’re Ready to Help
We’re ready to help you engage the Air Force and show you how our partnership can deliver value not only in the battlefield, but also in the domestic operations that make a critical difference in our operations!