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Contracting officers from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Installation Contracting Center collaborated with 20 small businesses around the world to meet the Air Force’s cloth face covering requirements. Within a span of four days, a process that takes an average of 60 or more, 20 blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) were created. These BPAs have now been used by dozens of units throughout the Air Force to meet their face cloth covering needs.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Female Fitment Program Office has awarded a contract to begin production and development for body armor designed to better protect female Airmen during combat and contingency operations.
Small businesses across the Air Force Materiel command have played a key role in the fight against COVID-19 across the globe. Since March 2020, almost $4 million has been awarded to small business contractors across 61 contracting actions. AFMC small business partners have provided cloth face coverings, increased Virtual Private Network capability for remote workers, and have performed a variety of custodial, cleaning and decontamination services for medical and non-medical facilities, among many other areas of impact. These small business employees continue to work tirelessly to help the nation in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
The Air Force Test Center Small Business Office, located at Edwards Air Force Base, California, provides a way for small businesses to showcase their innovative ideas as they seek to do business with the government. The office has also played a role in the COVID-19 fight as many small businesses have reached out with capabilities and offers of support during this unprecedented time in our nation.
The Air Force awarded 51 contracts to non-traditional vendors valued at $8.75 million in a matter of minutes during the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day event held March 6-7, 2019 in New York City. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson said, “Events such as Pitch Day allow us to connect small businesses to the operator, then to a real problem, and bring those two together to build a partnership.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

About the AFMC Small Business Office

HOW CAN WE HELP? 

Our office can connect your small business to the appropriate place within the Air Force Materiel Command portfolio. We don’t have funds to distribute, make purchases, or guarantee business for your company. But, think of us like the front door. We can be your initial entryway to government contracting and then point you to the base or mission set that most fits with the product or services you offer.

HOW IS AFMC ORGANIZED? 

There are six centers within AFMC, all of which have a specific function. One function does not mean one location, however. For instance, although Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH, it has operating locations at Hanscom AFB, MA; Hill AFB, UT; Robins AFB, GA; and Eglin AFB, FL, among others.  Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) is headquartered at Tinker AFB, OK, but also has operating locations at Hill AFB, UT and Robins AFB, GA.  For small businesses new to the government, this geographic dispersion can add complexity and confusion.

We recommend starting by learning the primary functions and spend profiles of each center, and then reaching out to the small business offices at the locations that seem most relevant to your business. While links to the AFMC base and center websites can be found here, below are links that provide a basic overview of each center and recent spend data broken down by location.  

Locate AFMC Small Business Specialists

Using the map below, you can search for small business specialists within the AFMC Centers. Click on the map to see a list of details for all locations. A ore comprehensive map with locations of all Air Force Major Command Small Business Offices can be found on the Air Force Small Business Office website.

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Mission and Vision

Mission: To connect Small Businesses to the right Air Force opportunities and to help train and equip AFMC Small Business Offices to do the same.

Vision: To be the champions of small business solutions for the warfighter.

Upcoming Events

SB Collider

Pitch Perfect Collider

August 5, 2020

The Wright Brothers Institute and AFMC have teamed up with the private investment community to provide a collider event for the small business community. This event will help small businesses with an understanding of what private investors can expect to see in a "pitch" and pointers on how to develop an effective business strategy. This is an opportunity to learn from the experts. The event is free and open to all.

Learn more and register at: 

https://wbi-innovates.zohobackstage.com/pitch-perfect-collider

 

Contact Us

HQ AFMC Small Business Office 
4375 Chidlaw Road
WPAFB, OH  45433


(937) 257-3211
afmc.sb.workflow@us.af.mil

Get Started

New to doing business with the government? The first step is learning how to do so. Your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are great resources. Search for them here:  

Second, you’ll need to figure out the category for your product/service so that you can search for opportunities in the most applicable areas.

Third, you’ll need to register your company to do business with the Government. Your PTAC should be able to help in this process if needed. You won’t be able to proceed unless you have registered in SAM and have a PIEE (previously WAWF) account.  

Finally, begin searching for opportunities!