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AFRL - Contracting

Air Force Research Laboratory Contracting (AFRL/PK)
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Directorate of Contracting mission is to establish, manage and support contracting policy for Science and Technology (S&T) acquisitions for the U.S. Air Force. The purpose of this site is to provide AFRL contracting site points of contact for the AFRL Technology Directorates (TDs), educational information and links to current opportunities for doing business with AFRL technical directorates across the country.

Mission Statement
Position AFRL's contracting workforce and operations to attain leading-edge scientific capabilities and technology transfer through innovative contracting techniques, facilitation of small business research and robust workforce development. 

Contact Information
AFRL/PK - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Phone (937) 904-9700

Contracting Site / Contact Information / Business Opportunities
All AFRL business opportunities are posted electronically on the BetaSAM website at (Contract Opportunities) and on the website at (grants and assistance opportunities). You can view solicitations in your technical areas of interest by clicking on the AFRL Solicitations links below. To view grants and assistance solicitations, search or check the BetaSAM postings.

Contracting Site

Technology Directorates Supported:

AFRL/PZL - Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Phone (937) 713-9794
AFRL/PZL Solicitations on FBO

Human Effectiveness, Materials & Manufacturing, Sensors, Aerospace Systems

Phone (505) 846-4870
AFRL/RDK Solicitations on FBO

Directed Energy

Phone (505) 846-4979
AFRL/RVK Solicitations on FBO

Space Vehicles

AFRL/RBK – Arlington, VA
Phone (703) 696-9738
AFRL/RBK Solicitations on FBO

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Phone (315) 330-7748
AFRL/RIK Solicitations on FBO


Phone (850) 882-4296
AFRL/RWK Solicitations on FBO


AFRL/SBRK - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Phone (937) 255-4967
SBIR/STTR Solicitations

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)

General Contracting Information
Business Opportunities in the S&T Community (Overview Briefing)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Guide for Industry

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) website

Unsolicited Proposals: Information is available at Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15.6

Other useful links: Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

System for Award Management (SAM): The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records

General Assistance Instruments Information
Please be aware that since December 2014, grants and cooperative agreements are governed by the guidance in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 2, Subtitle A, Chapter II, Part 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" as modified and supplemented by the Department of Defense's (DoD) interim implementation found at CFR Title 2, Subtitle B, Chapter XI, Part 1103 - Interim Grants and Cooperative Agreements of Guidance in 2 CFR Part 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" (Source: 79 FR 76047, Dec 19, 2014).  CFR Title 2, Subtitle B, Chapter XI, Part 1103 specifies that the guidance in 2 CFR part 200 applies to (1) Institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations included in the definition of “recipient” in part 32 of the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (32 CFR part 32) and (2) States, local governments, and Indian tribal governments.

Provisions of CFR Title 32, Subtitle A, Chapter I, Subchapter C - DoD Grant and Agreements Regulation (DoDGARs), other than parts 32 and 33, continue to be in effect and will be incorporated in any award by reference, with applicability as stated in those provisions. (Current thru 15 AUG 19)

Connecting Industry and DoD
The Defense Innovation Marketplace is a communications resource to provide industry with improved insight into the Research and Engineering investment priorities of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Marketplace contains DoD R&E strategic documents, solicitations, and News/Events to better inform Independent Research and Development (IR&D) planning. The IR&D Secure Portal houses project summaries that provide DoD with visibility into the IR&D efforts submitted.