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87th Air Base Wing & Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Small Business Program

The 87th Air Base Wing provides installation support to the Department of Defense's only tri-service installation, serving more than 42,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilian employees and military dependents. Together with mission and joint base partners, the 87th Air Base Wing provides vital, continuous service in areas of airlift, logistics, training and mission-ready expeditionary forces to support the Unified Combatant Commanders in ongoing military operations around the world.

Bring innovation, agility and efficiency of small businesses in support of the Warfighter while sustaining the mission.

More than Goals ... Small Business is the Solution of Choice.
tabAir Force Office of the Small Business Programs 
The Air Force Office of the Small Business Programs provides guidance, training and innovative, quality solutions for Air Force acquisition professionals to maximize opportunities for small businesses.
tabWhat You Need to do Business with the Federal Government 
1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number at, or 1-800-333-0505.

2. Determine appropriate six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and four-digit Federal Supply Class or Services (FSC/SVC). Information is available at and

3. Register in, SAM Registration is mandatory and must be reviewed annually.

4. Obtain a Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code. Your CAGE code will be provided when you register in CCR or at You may also call 1-888-352-9333.

5. Bonds-payment and performance (construction).

6. Good past performance. 
tabAcquisition Process at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst 
The Joint Base Contracting Office does not own or generate any of the requirements for supplies or services necessary to support the Joint Base. Our internal customers develop requirements based on a bona fide need and submit them to the contracting office for procurement.

Below are the basic steps used in soliciting and awarding a contract:

1 - The contracting office receives the requirement from our customers

2 - The contracting office posts a synopsis of the requirement. These are typically posted on, however purchases from Federal Supply Schedules are posted on E-Buy/GSA Advantage

3 - The contracting office evaluates all properly received proposals and makes a selection in accordance with the terms stated in the soliciation. Contracting personnel will use Best Value Source Selection methods; low bid methods are not used.

4 - The contract is awarded and administered

You may also view the joint base procurement forecast on the Air Force small business website at (LRAE link)

Unless otherwise authorized by statute or regulation, all contracts are awarded on a competitive basis. Interested vendors should monitor FBO, GSA and other websites regularly for procurement opportunities. Marketing directly to contracting buyers, contracting officers or the technical personnel will not improve your chances for contract award.
tabWhat We Buy 
1. Commercial-off-the-shelf products

2. Commercial, performance-based services, such as aircraft services, grounds maintenance, vehicle maintenance, fleet management services, postal services, equipment repair, medical services, janitorial services, airfield wildlife control, etc.

3. Construction services, such as minor construction, renovation and repair, repair and replacement of airfield concrete, asphalt paving, repair and replace curbs and sidewalks, roofing, stripping and rubber removal, etc.

4. Architectural and engineering services.
tabWhat We Don't Buy 
1. Manufacturing
2. Research and development
3. Aircraft components and accessories
4. Major systems
5. Patents, data, copyrights
6. Weapons
8. Construction material
tabHow We Buy 
1. Full and open competition (unrestricted)

2. Small business set-asides (100-percent small business, 8(a) program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, Women Owned Small Business)

3. Mandatory sources (Ability One, National Institute for the Blind & National Institute for the Severely Handicapped, Federal Prison Industries, etc.)

4. Through other government agencies (General Services Administration, Corps of Engineers, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Energy, etc.)

5. Air Force or Agency's Strategic (Enterprise) Contracts

6. Government purchase card program
tabGovernment Purchase Card Program 
A significant portion of the supplies and services procured for the joint base are purchased using the government purchase card. Hundreds of government credit card holders at the joint base are authorized to buy products and services within the micro-purchase threshold.

Products: Not to exceed $3,000
Services: Not to exceed $2,500
Construction: Not to exceed $2,000
Purchases under Federal Supply Schedule: Not to exceed $25,000

To reach the joint base credit card holders you may e-mail your capability statement/web link to
tabThe Roadmap to First Contract 
Determine who your customers are and concentrate your marketing efforts on them. Be proactive and aggresive: monitor FBO, GSA and other websites regularly and respond timely. Know what you are bidding on; familiarize yourself with the solicitation/specification before submitting a proposal. Be determined and persistent; it may take some time before you get your first contract. Consider Teaming/Joint Venture Agreements and subcontracting opportunities. Be competetive and safeguard your reputation - your past performance is the key to doing business with the government.

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tabHelpful Websites
The System for Award Management (SAM)
- Vendors are able to log into one system to manage their information
- SAM Includes capabilities of:
-- Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/Federal Agency Registration (FedReg): You must be registered to do business with the federal government
-- Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA): Representation and certification required for each solicitation

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
- Obtain a DUNS & Bradstreet number

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
- Obtain the appropriate NAICS code to identify your business

- Procurement opportunities, sources sought notices, synopsis of contract award, etc. Search "Fa4484 DODAAC"

GSA Advantage
- Procurement opportunities for contractors with Federal Supply Schedule

Air Force Small Business Website
- Long Range Acquisition Estimates - Link to locate procurement opportunities throughout the Air Force

Small Business Administration

DoD Procurement Technical Center (PTAC)

- Provide assistance to small businesses with bid matching, marketing to the federal, state and local governments, etc.

Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG)
- Provides visibility and transparency into all federal contracts with commercial suppliers
tabPoints of Contact
Deputy, 87th Contracting Squadron/Small Business Specialist:
(609) 754-5927

Contracts for Services greater than $150,000:
(609) 754-2281

Contracts for Construction and A & E Services:
(609) 754-2717

Contracts for Commodities and Services less than $150,000:
(609) 754-2976

Plans and Programs
(609) 754-5933

Government Purchase Card:
(609) 754-5934

To send capability statements for dissemination to GPC users, e-mail

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