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.
AFIMSC Public Affairs
K. Houston Waters
Senior Airman Christian Conrad
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.
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!
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.
Small Business Brochure
HQ AFMC Small Business Office
4375 Chidlaw Road
WPAFB, OH 45433
1:30 p.m. ET
Representatives from the Department of Labor will discuss EO 14026, "Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors." Participants will have access to a pre-recorded training on EO 14026 compliance topics, followed by the opportunity to participate in a Q & A session with DOL staff from the Government Contracts Enforcement Division and the Division of Wage Determinations.
1 p.m. ET
A Small Business cybersecurity and information protection Ask-Me-Anything hosted by the Office of the Air Force and Space Force, Chief Information Security Officer. The agenda includes Speakers and Q&A.
11:30 a.m. ET
The Ohio Greater Miami Valley: Women In Defense will kick-off the New Year off with a partnership event with the Wright Brothers Institute Small Business Hub. The hybrid in-person/virtual event will feature a half-hour of networking, then transition over to guest speaker, Col. Tracy Hunter, Deputy Director, AFRL/RY.