Dover AFB - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance

 Dover AFB Air Force Base C-5 Galaxy 436 Airlift Wing


Dover Air Force Base (AFB) - Information and assistance with doing business with Dover AFB.  Overview of current small business opportunities at Dover AFB, the 436th Airlift Wing, and the 512th Airlift Wing. Information about small business set-aside contracts and subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors at Dover AFB. Compilation of the types of services, products, and materiel routinely procured by Dover's base contracting office.  


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Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (an Air Mobility Command unit), and the 512th Airlift Wing (an Air Force Reserve Command unit) Both of these wings fly and maintain C-5 Galaxy and the C-17 Globemaster III military transport jets. The C-5 Galaxy is a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift aircraft. The C-5 is one of the largest military aircraft in the world.  The C-17 primarily performs strategic airlift missions, but it can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. 

Working at Dover AFB are approximately 3,184 active duty military personnel, 1,760 Air Force Reserve personnel, and 1,100 civilians.

The 436th Airlift Wing is an active duty Air Force unit. The 436 Airlift Wing has over 4,000 active-duty military and civilian personnel. The 436th Airlift Wing's aircraft provide 25% of the Air Force's inter-theater (overseas) airlift capability. The 436th Aerial Port Squadron is the largest air freight operation in the Department of Defense (DoD). 

The 512th Airlift Wing, is an Air Force Reserve Associate unit. The military personnel in the 512th Airlift Wing work alongside their active duty counterparts in the 436th Airlift Wing to maintain and fly C-5 and C-17 aircraft at Dover AFB.  

Dover is also home to the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs and the Air Mobility Command Museum

Dover AFB Map Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base is
located in central Delaware. 

Dover AFB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) - Air Mobility Command (AMC)
    • 436th Operations Group
    • 436th Maintenance Group
    • 436th Mission Support Group
    • 436th Medical Group 
  • 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) - Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) 
  • 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 3
  • Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs 
  • Air Mobility Command Museum

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Dover AFB - base operator:  Phone (302) 677-3000

Small Business Opportunities and Base Contracting Information
The 436th Contracting Squadron (436th CONS) serves as the base contracting office for Dover AFB. To sustain its operations and support activities, the base contracting office is constantly awarding contracts for the procurement of a wide array of products, services, and materiel from private industry. A significant portion of these government contracts are set aside for small businesses.  
Each year, the 436th CONS awards and administers an average of $60 million in government contracts. The 436th CONS administers the government purchase card program. At Dover AFB, the government purchase cards and unit micro purchases account for over $18 million annually.  

     436th Airlift Wing Contracting Office  (436th CONS)
     639 Atlantic Street
     Dover AFB,, Delaware 19902-5639  
     Phones:  302-677-6614  /  302-677-5223  / 302-677-5032  /  302-677-4671      

     Dover Air Force Base (AFB) Small Business Office: 
     Phone:  (302) 677-2184 

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