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

Contracts between $3,000 and $25,000

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Recently the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrated its 37th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet during which over 600 volunteers were honored. David Hills of Miamisburg, Ohio, was selected as the Museum Volunteer of the Year for 2018 for his dedication and excellence in serving the museum and the U.S. Air Force. Thank you to all of our volunteers!!! Info here: http://bit.ly/2IJswDU
The Consolidated OA-10 Catalina is the aircraft of the day. Flown to the museum in 1984, it was restored and painted as an OA-10A assigned to the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2v8DFGv #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Check out part two of the &#39;History of 25th Air Force&#39;. #avgeek #airhistory
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with two separate days full of events, as well as a temporary augmented reality exhibit. Visit the link for info on the May 13th and June 6th events: #WWII #History #AirHistory #DDay75 #augmentedreality" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2WbnXFU #WWII #History #AirHistory #DDay75 #augmentedreality</a>
Did you know that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is on AF Connect! We just added new podcasts to include D-Day topics and more. This is a free app download available on Google Play at https://apple.co/2TZensp just add the National Museum USAF as a favorite. This has easy access to visitor info, event calendar, exhibit info, aviation trivia and more! #avgeek #app #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2up05TL or the App Store at https://apple.co/2TZensp just add the National Museum USAF as a favorite. This has easy access to visitor info, event calendar, exhibit info, aviation trivia and more! #avgeek #app #airhistory</a>
The Messerschmitt Me 262A Schwalbe is the aircraft of the day. The Me 262A on display was brought to the United States from Germany in July 1945 for flight evaluation. Restored by the 96th Mobile Maintenance Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, in 1976-1979, it is painted without operational unit markings as an aircraft that has just left the production line. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Gu2zqN #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Check out this video on the &#39;History of 25th Air Force&#39;. #avgeek #airhistory
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Recently museum leadership and staff welcomed the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China(New York office) for a tour of several museum exhibits. The exhibits included the Flying Tigers; the Doolittle Raiders; “Flying the Hump” (including a stone roller used to build runways that was donated by the PRC); and SAM 26000 (in which President Nixon flew to China in 1972), all showcasing U.S. Air Force history and heritage intersecting with China.
Don&#39;t miss the USAF Band of Flight &#39;British Invasion&#39; concert performing hits from The Beatles, The Who, Queen, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Free concert is first come, first served on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
We have had an overwhelming response for photos of Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole. Special thanks to everyone who shared a photo or story of Col. Cole. We will send them to his family so they can enjoy them as well. #Thankyou #DoolittleRaid #WWII #DoolittleTokyoRaiders #heroes #veterans
This depicts the last time that Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole and Staff Sergeant David Thatcher were together, face-to-face...September 2015...photo credit Perry Diloreto. Perry had flown his business jet to Texas and Montana to pick up Dick and David for transport to Reno, NV for a 100th birthday celebration for Dick in conjunction with the Reno Air Races. The photo was taken at Great Falls, MT in the passenger lounge at the fixed base operation there...David was being dropped off and Dick headed on to Texas after the celebration...as they were about to depart for the MT-TX leg, Dick asked the others (including his daughter) if he could have a private moment with David...and as the others began to vacate the room, Dick took David’s right hand in his left and as Perry reported, he smiled and said “now David, don’t do anything dangerous”...Perry snapped the shot and they parted company. #DoolittleRaiders
The Bell P-39Q Airacobra is the aircraft of the day! This P-39Q is painted as a P-39D flown by Lt. Leslie Spoonts of the 57th Fighter Squadron on Adak Island during the Aleutians Campaign. The P-39Q on display was obtained by the Air Force Museum Foundation from Hardwick Aircraft Co., El Monte, Calif., in 1966. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2H0S0g1 #avgeek #airhistory</a>
The Beech UC-43 Traveler is the aircraft of the day! The aircraft on display, donated by Maj. Richard River, USAF (Ret.), of Chillicothe, Ohio, was flown to the museum in May 1974. Procured by the Army during WWII, it was assigned to the Navy as a GB-2. It is painted as a UC-43 assigned to the 8th Air Force in England in 1943. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2VwFYPn #avgeek #airhistory</a>
The Beech AT-10 Wichita is the aircraft of the day! Between 1941 and 1943, Beech built 1,771 AT-10s and Globe Aircraft Corp. (which became Temco after World War II) built 600 in Dallas, Texas. The museum placed this AT-10 on display in June 1997. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Z0Wk4I #avgeek #airhistory</a>
The Aeronca L-3B "Grasshopper" is the aircraft of the day! Built during WWII, the L-3B on display found its way into private hands as surplus after the war. Completely restored by its previous owner, Paul Grice of Waynesville, Ohio, the airplane was flown to the museum in 1984. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2YW7M1L #avgeek #airhistory</a>
The North American F-82G Twin Mustang is the aircraft of the day! The aircraft on display is an F-82B, modified and marked as the F-82G crewed by Lts. Charles Moran, pilot, and Fred Larkins, radar observer, 68th F(AW)S, when they shot down a North Korean La-7 on June 27, 1950, near Kimpo Air Base, South Korea. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2G21fKc #avgeek #airhistory</a>
Do you have any photos of Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole? We would love to see them. Rest in Peace Sir! Here is a link to his obituary from The New York Times: #DoolittleRaid #WWII #DoolittleTokyoRaiders #heroes #veterans" target="_blank">http://ow.ly/mkOf50pJeAi #DoolittleRaid #WWII #DoolittleTokyoRaiders #heroes #veterans</a>
Are you visiting the museum today and what is your favorite gallery? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
The 2020 Census is hiring NOW. Positions include office work, supervisor and field work -- job descriptions are… https://t.co/6VtVjTJtgp
Important information on how to transfer your GI Bill benefits. Pass it along! #452Knights #reservecitizenairmenhttps://t.co/1aSOXbXWAK
Happening until 4 p.m. today at the Hap Arnold Club on base #jobfair #hireavet #justapply https://t.co/A83hxvCO2D
Check out this awesomeness! https://t.co/GX5d9mkZjM
Our prayers are with the Licon family. Officer Licon worked closely with our own Team March Defenders and he will be missed. . . . @CHP_HQ
Team March is honored to welcome, Lt. Gen Richard Scobee, Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command to the base to… https://t.co/pNNop35ELV
Starts at 10 o’clock this morning for anyone with basic access. #NAFsale #bargains #shop https://t.co/ncl4OeCozy
@Fotogodterry please call 452AMW/PA asap at 951-655-4138
Here is the link to our article about our new wing/base commander. https://t.co/dlieyMFcDa https://t.co/GdUKFGXQLi
Welcome our new wing/base commander, Col. Melissa Coburn! #AFRC #ReserveCitizenAirmen #Knights #452dKnightshttps://t.co/maJlzwMTHN
Our defenders and firefighters are supporting the @MorenoValleyCA_ public safety event today! #communitypartners https://t.co/KPc0MVkOBB
Congratulations 452nd Air Mobility Wing Command Chief Cynthia Villa on your selection as 4AF HQ Command Chief! https://t.co/7K8BnVWvKL
Another beautiful day at March! Busy as ever. #airpower #teammarch #452DKnights https://t.co/1DTry7ndpO
March “Field” has #superbloom too! Show us your superbloom! https://t.co/1EeyaqIPKj
@TeamTelemundo / @NBCNews on base today to cover the homecoming of our deployments. #welcomehome https://t.co/KgYEKizW0y
Southbound I-215 has been re-opened.
I-215 south closed at Van Buren for unknown amount of time.
March Field Fire Emergency Services will be conducting Aircraft Live Fire Training this week: Today, Thursday, and… https://t.co/RF53GpNuNz
Happy 100th birthday to Col. (ret) Earl Williams! A WWII vet, a man who was at Pearl Harbor, an American hero. https://t.co/gOG0TW85C9