Create a culture that looks to Small Business first for innovative, agile, affordable, and timely solutions to meet the evolving needs of our warfighter.
To champion Small Business and their ability to provide relevant solutions to meet the needs of the warfighter by advocating for acquisition strategies that provide maximum practical SB participation, performing industry outreach and connecting the best small business partners and their solutions with the right Air Force requirement.
490 East Moore Drive
Building 892, Suite 110C
Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex 36114
BES Vendor Exchange Forum (VEF) -- The Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Directorate held its 2nd VEF on 18 January 2024 at Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, in Montgomery, AL. The 1-day hybrid event boasted a combined attendance of ~350 Government and Industry personnel for the (two) 2 sessions, with briefings by the BES Director of Small Business Programs, Director of Engineering and the Chief Disruption Officer, and the highlighting of five (5) upcoming acquisitions during Session-1 – Government Presentations. The event culminated with ten (10) companies providing individual capability briefings to BES Government Personnel. Continue to monitor this website, the BES Vendor Communications page (see the link in SB Opportunities below) as well as other BES social media outlets for information on future opportunities to participate in VEF events.
Expiring Contract Listing -- Looking for opportunities to participate in Air Force acquisitions, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and/or Gunter Annex? Click here or the link in the SB Opportunities section below to view a listing expiring contracts FY24 – FY26 across Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). Note the listing contains information across AFMC and is provided as a resource ONLY. Additional information regarding BES acquisitions will be published in the BES SMART Guide (see the link SB Opportunities below) within 18 months of contract expiration.
11 March 2024 - Hanscom AFB Small Business Office Panel -- The Small Business Office Panel is a free in-person event, which will be held from 0900-1100 at the Newton Marriott in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit https://www.afcealexcon.org/hanscom-afb-small-business-panel
Save The Dates23 May 2024 -- Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Vendor Industry Day (VID). More information to come. 26-29 August 2024 -- The Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberspace Conference (DAFITC).
BES Vendor Communications Website
SBEASAlabama Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
AFMC Small Business Office
AFLCMC Small Business Office
BES Vendor Exchange Forum Slides - 25 May 2023
Small Business Needs Cybersecurity
Systems for Award Management (SAM)