Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) - Small Business Contracting Assistance

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) - Small business contracting insight and new business opportunities with Cape Canaveral. This web page includes an overview of the types of products and services procured by the Air Force to support CCAFS launch operations. Also, information is provided regarding subcontracting opportunities for companies that are interested in partnering with prime defense contractors at Cape Canaveral.  


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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is an operational site supporting Air Force Space Command's 45th Space Wing. CCAFS is a subordinate unit to Patrick Air Force Base.  CCAFS is the primary launch site for the United States Eastern Range.  CCAFS has four active launch pads.  

Also located at CCAFS is a 10,000-foot runway.  The runway is located close to the launch complexes for ease of access by military airlift aircraft.  Using this runway, large cargo payloads can be unloaded (or uploaded) in support of launch operations at Cape Canaveral.  

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Florida
Cape Canaveral AFS is located on
Florida's central Atlantic coastline.

Detachment 1 (Det 1) is located at  CCAFS.  Det 1 is responsible for managing operations at CCAFS.  Det 1 activities are large and diverse.  Some of these activities include overseeing space launch government contracts with private industry. The estimated value of these government contracts are in excess of $100 million dollars. Det 1 manages the maintenance, operations, and security of Cape Canaveral's facilities. Det 1 is responsible for the environmental protection of the Cape itself which encompasses over 16, 000 acres.   

CCAFS's Commander (and his/her staff) oversee a vast array of government launch support facilities and equipment.  This includes over 1500 facilities, nearly 5 million square feet of office space, and a work force that exceeds 10,000 people.  An important collateral duty of the CCAFS's workforce is support of Disaster Response Forces for all space launches and support activities.  

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Small Business Office
Florida - AFSPC - Patrick AFB
Phone:  (321) 494-2207;  (321) 494-2206

Note:  CCAFS small business programs are administered by the Small Business Office at Patrick Air Force Base.  
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What types of products and services are procured by Cape Canaveral AFS? 
We have compiled a master list of the types of products and services that are routinely purchased commercially (or contracted for) by this base and other military bases and defense organizations.  View Master List   

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