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March Air Reserve Base
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)
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
. 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 (
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
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
. Contract requirements that are not available in GSA or other government mandatory sources of more than $25,000 are listed on the
. 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
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.
Find contracts at March
Contracts over $25,000
Federal Business Opportunities website
Contracts between $3,000 and $25,000