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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
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.
How to Connect to an AFMC Small Business Office
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.
HQ AFMC Small Business Office
4375 Chidlaw Road
WPAFB, OH 45433
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) have partnered with the Wright Brothers Institute to present "Scaling your Defense Portfolio Part II: Proposal Adequacy and Contract Briefs" on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. This is the second of a series of colliders focused on helping small businesses understand requirements around accounting systems, proposal content, and voucher submissions to enable the award of cost type and larger dollar value fixed priced contracts.
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 12:00pm-4:00pm (EST) – Ask the DCAA Experts – Three DCAA Experts will offer 15-minute, "One-on-One’s" to any Small Business who would like to ask DCAA related questions in a private setting.
Day 2 – Thursday, October 26, 2023 – 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST) – HYBRID Collider: Scaling your Defense Portfolio Part 2: Proposal Adequacy and Contract Briefs
The Tri-State APEX Accelerator Mega-Matchmaker is an opportunity for small businesses to meet with federal, state and local government buyers.
APEX Accelerators from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio have joined together again to provide the opportunity for government buyers and sellers to meet in one of the largest online procurement events in this tri-state region. This event is open to all businesses. There is no cost to attend.
Date: Dec. 5 -6, 9 a.m to 4 p.m. ET