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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), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Minority Business Development Agencies 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
Please join Billy Grill, Associate Director, Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center, for an overview of SAM.gov, USAspending.gov and market research tips.
When: Fri, December 2, 2022; 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Where: Wright Brothers Institute - 444 E. 2nd St., Dayton, OH
This will be a Hybrid Collider, In-Person and Virtually--please indicate at registration.
Join the Ohio PTAC for an exercise in market research and pipeline development using free and publicly available tools. The facilitator will spend time examining the capabilities of multiple platforms including SAM, USAspending, and more.
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