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The First Look Program is a wing commander-driven initiative for employing purchasing power to GPC holders and will align the wings micro-purchase spending with the Secretary of the Air Force’s vision for smarter business practices.
The U.S. Air Force is investing in the Hermeus Corporation – a U.S. based aerospace company – via a $60 million jointly funded contract that was awarded July 30, 2021.
The Air Force recently awarded a contract for Pool Three of the A-E Next Service program. Pool Two is the only pool yet to be awarded. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program announced the release schedule for Fiscal Year 2021 open topics during day two of the AFWERX Accelerate event in December 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Tech Sgt. Jonisha Gibson, 82nd Medical Group clinical laboratory noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares a sample for diagnostic testing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 9. Since the establishment of the Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force in late March, the Digital Directorate has been assisting the Department of Health and Human Services in awarding contracts aimed at boosting the domestic production of COVID-19 testing equipment and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)
Jeffery Emmons, Small Business Office-Hanscom, from left, Peter Kontakos, Small Business Administration -Massachusetts District Office deputy district director, Charles Wingate, General Services Administration Information Technology Commodity Division branch chief, Brian Carr, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate Innovation director , Stanley Grip, Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center procurement specialist, and Capt. Amanda Rebhi, Program Executive Office-Digital Innovation director, take questions from the audience during the Hanscom Small Business Panel in Newton, Mass., March 9. The panel discussed support and opportunities for small and non-traditional businesses looking to provide services to the government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)
Small businesses across the Air Force Materiel Command have played a key role in the global fight against COVID-19. The Air Force has now exceeded $2.466 billion in COVID spend with over $747 million being awarded to small business. Small business is a significant contributor to the Air Force’s pandemic response, representing 41.91% of eligible spend. AFMC continues to execute the majority of total COVID-19 spend, over 88%. Fiscal Year 21 obligations increased approximately $27.24 million from the previous report, with $3.1 million being awarded to small businesses. Significant awards include: Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center awarded $1.3 million to The Victor Group for aseptic management (janitorial) services; Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center awarded $1.5 million to VOS Systems for COVID proximity tracing software; and Air Force Research Laboratory awarded a SBIR with an approximate total value of $1.5 million ($0 obligations).
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.
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.

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 more 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.

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!