Grand Forks AFB - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance

 Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) - 319th Air Base Wing


Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) - Government contracting information and guidance for doing business with Grand Forks AFB. Included on this web page is information about subcontracting with prime defense contractors supporting the 319th Air Base Wing and other Air Force and DoD units located at Grand Forks AFB. There is also a detailed list of the various types of products and services frequently procured to support the military operations and on-base activities at Grand Forks AFB along with helpful points of contact for small businesses.  


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The 319th Air Base Wing is the host unit for Grand Forks AFB.  The 319th ABW provides operating support for on-base personnel, two tenant units, and 11 geographically separated units. The 319th ABW has approximately 1,400 military personnel. The 319th ABW provides logistics, civil engineer, contracting, communications, medical, security and force support activities for on-base personnel, facilities, and equipment. 

Other units at Grand Forks AFB include the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, the 69th Reconnaissance Group, and the 119th Wing (a North Dakota Air National Guard unit). At Grand Forks, the United States Customs and Border Protection operates the MQ-9 Predator B aircraft, the 69th Reconnaissance Group operates the RQ-4 Global Hawks aircraft, and the 178th Reconnaissance Squadron operates the MQ-1 Predator. 

Grand Forks AFB is one of two locations worldwide operating the High Frequency Global Communications System which provides communications for all Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including the President of the United States. 

Grand Forks AFB North Dakota Map 

Grand Forks Air Force Base is located in 
northeastern North Dakota approximately
16 miles west of Grand Forks.

Grand Forks AFB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • 319th Air Base Wing (319 ABW)
    • 319th Mission Support Group 
    • 319th Medical Group
  • Customs and Border Protection - Department of Homeland Security
  • The 69th Reconnaissance Group
  • 119th Wing - North Dakota Air National Guard
  • 10th Space Warning Squadron - Air Force Space Command

Grand Forks AFB - official website:  

119th Wing - North Dakota Air National Guard - official website:

Grand Forks AFB - phone directory:

Grand Forks AFB - locator: 701-747-3344     Base operator:  701-747-3000

Grand Forks AFB Contracting Office:  
The 319th Contracting Flight (319 CONF) provides contracting and procurement support for Grand Forks AFB.  

    319th Contracting Flight
    575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd,  Building 418
    Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota 58205

      Contract Specialist Phone Numbers:  701-747-5286  /  701-747-2599  /  701-747-5301  /  701-747-6103

      119th Wing (North Dakota Air National Guard) Contracting Information: 
      The 119th Mission Support Contracting office supports procurement requirements for the North Dakota Air National Guard.  Each year the 119th MSC office awards approximately $1.5 million in appropriated funding contracts. For information about doing business with the 119th Wing, contact: Master Sgt. Lee Gunderson:  or Tech. Sgt. Brian Erdmann:

      Small Business Opportunities at Grand Forks AFB 
      There are numerous opportunities for small businesses who want to support base activities conducted at Grand Forks AFB. There are also frequent subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors. For information about current small business opportunities at Grand Forks AFB, contact the base small business specialist.

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