Edwards AFB - Small Business Base Contracting Assistance and Guidance

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) 412th Test Wing 


Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) - Small business contracting information and guidance for doing business with Edwards AFB, the 412th Test Wing, the Air Force Test Center, the Armstrong Flight Research Center, and other on-base units. This web page also provides insight regarding subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors working at Edwards AFB. A helpful compilation of the types of services, products, and materials routinely procured by Edwards' base contracting office is provided at the bottom of this page.  


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Edwards AFB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • 412th Test Wing
    • 412th Operations Group
    • 412th Maintenance Group
    • 412th Mission Support Group
    • 412th Medical Group
    • U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School
    • 412th Test Engineering Group
    • 412th Test Management Group
    • 412th Electronic Warfare Group
    • 412th Civil Engineer Group
  • Air Force Test Center
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center - NASA

Prime Contractors at Edwards AFB:

  • Boeing Company
  • EDO/Technical Services Operations
  • General Electric Company
  • JT3 
  • Lockheed-Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems 
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • Rockwell International
  • Symvionics Inc.
  • TYBRIN Corporation 


As the host unit for Edwards AFB, the 412th Test Wing provides support for over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel. In addition, the 412th Test Wing plans, conducts, analyzes, and reports on all flight and ground testing of Air Force aircraft, weapons systems, software and flight components. The three primary facets of the 412th Test Wing's mission include: flight operations, aircraft maintenance, and systems engineering.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) conducts developmental testing and evaluation (T&E) of air, space, and cyber systems. AFTC oversees has oversight of work carried out at three primary locations across the United States: 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida; 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, California; and Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold AFB, Tennessee.

The Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA organization)  is NASA's primary operation for aeronautical research. The Armstrong Flight Research Center operates and tests some of the world's most advanced aircraft systems.

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) Map

Edwards AFB is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. 

Edwards AFB official website: http://www.edwards.af.mil/ 

Edwards AFB base operator:  661-277-1110

Base Contracting Support: 
Base contracting support for Edwards AFB is provided by the Air Force Test Center's Directorate of Contracting (AFTC/PZ). AFTC/PZ supports Edwards AFB with the procurement of commercial products and services and with the oversight and administration of government contracting.

Air Force Test Center
Directorate of Contracting (AFTC / PZ) 
5 South Wolfe Avenue
Edwards AFB, California 93524-1185

Contracting Specialists Phone Numbers:
661-277-9659  /  661-277-8454  /  661-277-7402  /  661-277-8777

Small Business Opportunities at Edwards AFB: 
There are numerous opportunities for small businesses who want to support base activities conducted at Edwards AFB. There are also frequent subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors. For information about current small business opportunities at Edwards AFB, contact the base small business specialist (DoD Small Business Directory Master List).

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What types of products and services are procured by Edwards AFB? 
We have compiled a master list of the types of products and services that are routinely procured commercially 
(or contracted for) by Edwards AFB and other military bases and DoD organizations nationwide.  View Master List