USTRANSCOM - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance

US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) - Business contracting assistance and Government business opportunities with USTRANSCOM. Forecast of products,equipment, vehicles, supplies, fuels, and services procured by USTRANSCOM. Also, how to become a subcontractor to prime defense contractors supporting USTRANSCOM. Compilation of the various types of products, equipment, materials, and specialized services routinely procured by the USTRANSCOM contracting offices worldwide. Also, list of points of contact and telephone directory for USTRANSCOM.  


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USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command.  It provides a full-spectrum of global mobility support to United States combatant commands, the military component services, and defense agencies. In typical week, USTRANSCOM conducts more than 1,900 air missions, 25 transport ships at sea worldwide, and over 10,000 ground shipments in transit.  USTRANSCOM conducts transportation in 75% of the world's countries.   USTRANSCOM's workforce includes: 45,945 active duty military; 73,058 Reserve and Guard, and 19,104 civilian personnel.   

To accomplish its mission, USTRANSCOM partners with a private industry. USTRANSCOM uses trucks, trains, rail cars, aircraft, ships, information systems and a global transportation infrastructure to move people, supplies, equipment, and defense systems around the world and a daily basis. USTRANSCOM augments its capabilities through a network of commercial partners to include the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) - 1,203 aircraft, and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) - 379 vessels.  

Component Commands Supporting USTRANSCOM

  • Air Mobility Command (AMC)  The air component of USTRANSCOM. AMC’s air fleet provides refueling capability and is able to transport people and cargo anywhere around the globe in a matter of hours. Additional long-range CRAF. CRAF is a fleet of commercial aircraft that can support the transportation of military forces and material in times of crisis. 
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) The sealift component of USTRANSCOM. MSC provides sea transportation worldwide for DoD.  MSC uses a mixture of government-owned and commercial ships to perform: surge sealift, prepositioned sealift, and sustainment sealift.  MSC assets include Fast Sealift and Ready Reserve Force ships. MSC also charters and books space on commercial ships. 
  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)  The commercial surface lift component and primary surface distribution manager for USTRANSCOM. SDDC provides global surface deployment command and control and distribution operations.  SDDC has a presence in 24 water ports worldwide. In an average year, SDDC manages and directs the movement of 3.7 million measurement tons of ocean cargo, 500,000 personal-property moves, 600,000 domestic freight shipments, 72,000 privately owned vehicles and 518,000 passengers. SDDC assets include 10,000 containers and 1,350 railroad cars.  

Small Business Information - Doing Business with USTRANSCOM 

Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
OSBP is the advocate for small business utilization within USTRANSCOM and a source of information tailored to assist small businesses. OSBP assists the small business community in pursuing USTRANSCOM procurement opportunities.

     Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
     508 Scott Drive
     Scott AFB, IL 62225-5357
     Phone: 618-220-7066

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Transportation and Technology Industry Liaison Office (TTILO)
TTILO is the command lead for communicating industry capabilities. TTILO establishes and administers an impartial and consistent process through which USTRANSCOM can become aware of relevant and innovative products or services that can be used to support DoD’s mission.   

Office of Research and Technology Applications, TCJ5-GC (ORTA)
USTRANSCOM uses the authorities granted to Federal Laboratories to partner with industry and academia to collaboratively explore technologies and techniques that are new to USTRANSCOM and its Transportation Component Commands.   ORTA facilitates the startup, dialogue, negotiation, technical execution, and closeout of Technology Transfer (T2) agreements, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) Education Partnership Agreements (EPAs) as well as patents and trademarks.  ORTA is the principal interface between USTRANSCOM and the Federal Laboratory Consortium.  

USTRANSCOM Prime Contractor Directory
The TRANSCOM Acquisition (TCAQ) Prime Contractor Listing list identifies USTRANSCOM prime contractors by industry. It identifies all contractors that received over $250K in USTRANSCOM contract obligations. The list identifies contractors North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), business size, point of contact as listed in System for Award management (SAM), and FY12 contract dollars. This report is provided to assist both large and small business firms identify subcontracting opportunities. 

Types of products and services commonly purchased by USTRANSCOM  
and other DoD organizations and defense installations nationwide. (View Master List)