how to do business with the u.s. space forceHave you ever wondered how to do business with the Space Force? If so, let me tell you something: it is perfectly possible if you, as a small business owner, follow the right steps.

Can you imagine yourself doing business with the U.S. Space Force? Undoubtedly, this is a goal you can achieve in your journey as a federal contractor. As this military branch took shape in 2020, when FY20 National Defense Authorization Act approved it as a new independent force within the Department of the Air Force, it has opened a world of possibilities for a small business like yours.

The Air Force recognizes the potential in innovation that small firms could deliver with the backing of the U.S. Government; hence, it intends to get innovative solutions from them that fulfill requirements, close capability gaps or provides potential technology advancements to the U.S. Space Force.

How to get started?

When trying to do business with the U.S. Federal Government, you have a lot of work to do, but these are the basic steps you have to follow if you specifically want to become a U.S. Space Force’s provider:

  1. Define your products/services and identify if they are routinely purchased commercially (or contracted for) by this specific market.
  2. Get a DUNS number and register your firm in the System for Award Management (SAM).
  3. Educate yourself on how to do business with the Air Force.
  4. Find federal government opportunities within the space force units.
  5. Get ready to sell them your products/services.

Doing business with the Space Force

Currently, there are seven space force locations and units in our country, most of them located at U.S. Air Force bases:

  1. Buckley Space Force Base – Colorado
  2. Cape Canaveral Space Force Station – Cocoa Beach, Florida
  3. Los Angeles Air Force Base – California
  4. Patrick Space Force Base – Cocoa Beach, Florida
  5. Peterson Air Force Base – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  6. Schriever Air Force Base – Colorado
  7. Vandenberg Air Force Base – California

Requirements to do business with the Space Force

The requirements to support defense space operations fall into these categories:

  1. Space operations.
  2. Systems maintenance (space systems, land-based support systems, and equipment, vehicles, information systems, etc.).
  3. Logistics support (parts, fuels, propellants and chemicals, supplies, transportation, etc.).
  4. Facilities and base support (civil engineering, utilities, security, etc.).
  5. Personnel support (medical, administration, services, etc.).

To see a detailed list of specialized systems, products, equipment, and technical services procured from private industry to support defense space operations, click here.

If you find your products or services included in that list, and dream of becoming a federal provider, take the decision and look for expert guidance. We have helped many small business owners in their journey as federal contractors, so we can do the same for you and take your firm to the next level.

Give us a call right away at (888) 595 6221. You can also write us at: or contact us by completing this form. We offer you a free video consultation to get started. Contact us now!

A nationally recognized expert in federal contracting, small business entrepreneurship, vendor, and project/program management. A graduate of the prestigious Stanford and Cornell Universities, Dr. Rafael Marrero is a former Fortune 500 procurement executive, two-time Inc. 500 honoree, network news commentator, and Amazon best-selling author.

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