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452nd Air Mobility Wing Contracting Office

Welcome to the online home of the 452d Operational Contracting Office. The 452d Air Mobility Wing is the host wing at March Air Reserve Base. Our office manages all contracts for minor construction, services, supplies and other base day-to-day operational support requirements.

Before small businesses and vendors can do business with March, they must be registered with SAM. We look forward to working with you.

--Matt Stern, Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO)

Solicitation Policies

In the past five years, March has consistently awarded 90 percent of its contracts to small businesses. To ensure fair business practices, the 452nd Contracting Office does not invite or hold meetings with any vendor. Do not attempt to contact a March employee or squadron outside the federal business process.

Most of the supplies for the base are purchased with government purchase cards though mandatory sources such as UNICOR and GSA. If you would like to do business with any of these organizations, visit their websites for more information.

If you are a DOD vendor and would like to submit your capability statement to our office, send it as an attachment to the director of contracts (matthew.stern.2@us.af.mil).

In summary, active duty, Reserve, National Guard and retired service members are not permitted to enter a military installation to "gain access to DOD for the purpose of soliciting or making appointments with or soliciting military or DOD civilian personnel during their normally scheduled duty hours."

Doing business with the Federal government

If you are a small business and want to do business with the federal government, there are several steps you must complete before approaching an Air Force base's contracting office.

1. Register at the System of Award Management.

2. You will need a DUNS code and NAICS code to complete the ORCA (on-line representation and certification application). The CCR website and your completed CCR registration should help you locate your appropriate codes.

Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to bid on federal contracts. Most of March ARB contract requirements are posted on the GSA website. Contract requirements that are not available in GSA or other government mandatory sources of more than $25,000 are listed on the FBO website. Contracts of $3,000-$25,000 are listed here.

If you need help with these steps, contact the Small Business Administration Office in your area. The SBA website will help you find the closest office. Additional resources are available online at the Air Force Small Business Learning Center.

For businesspeople located in the Inland Empire, the University of California and Riverside Community College have a Procurement Assistance Center located at 152 East 6th Street, Corona, CA. A point of contact there is Linda Martinez, 951-571-6475.

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Find contracts at March

Contracts over $25,000
Visit the Federal Business Opportunities website

Contracts between $3,000 and $25,000

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What's your favorite jet on display here at the museum? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek
Can you guess which cockpit is photographed here? The answer will be posted on Friday. #avgeek #airhistory #aviation
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 We moved in great shape. The entire group was out in 3 hours but the plane we are now at…Gee it’s terrible. Had my first trip over the lines today in the SPAD and not quite as well pleased with same as I expected to be.
Check out info on the Boeing Bird of Prey and feel free to share photos from your visit. http://bit.ly/2MK4ffN The Boeing Company
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Was out on patrol this morning. Met 6 enemy planes. Had a combat without results. Have the SPAD in shape now and expect to go out tomorrow with a patrol. Just received news that we are moving tomorrow. Certainly we are leaving the finest home we have yet had.
Are you visiting the museum today and what is your favorite gallery? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Lt. Meissner and Lt. Coolidge brought down an enemy plane today. Lt. [William W.] Chalmers has failed to return. Up to a late hour.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
This is the cockpit of the Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar on display in the fourth building. Congrats to all who guessed correctly! --> http://bit.ly/2LAQuzH
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arrived here OK with new plane. Heard the 95th Squadron lost 2 men today, certainly hard luck.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #airhistory #F22
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arranged for a 230 [horsepower] SPAD which I will fly out tomorrow. Had a trial trip today. It certainly is a most wonderful Buss.
Happy Independence Day and thank you to all of our service members, past and present! If you are at the museum today, be sure to share your photos here. #IndependenceDay
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Big day. We left for Paris. Most of the boys had a big time. I spent a peaceful afternoon and returning then went to bed.
Interview with Vincent J. "Bill" Purple-WWII B-17 Pilot from his visit to see the Memphis Belle. For the full interview visit our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/t4TOv_QsjPQ
Check out this 360 view near the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor. View more 360 views at the link: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
Check out this 360 view near the Republic F-84E Thunderjet in the Korean War Gallery. Restoration Specialist Chad Vanhook painted the Four Queens artwork and most recently he painted the right side of the Memphis Belle nose art. Check out more 360 views here: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 The 27th Squadron lost 2 more today. One of my hometown – [Lt. Walter B.] Wanamaker was his name. I must call on his family when returning home.
Independence Day is fast approaching, and we would love to hear how the museum has influenced you or your family members over the years. Please share comments about how the museum motivated you to join the Air Force, pursue an engineering career, support the military or any other ways your visits have inspired you.
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