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Posted 7/17/2012 Printable Fact Sheet

The 9th Contracting Squadron provides servicing contracting office support to more than 7,000 DoD personnel on Beale AFB, CA. The office processes contract actions valued at more than $35 million annually for the acquisition of complex services, construction, commodities, and contingency contracting requirements unique to the sensitive reconnaissance operations of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, its detachments and operating locations, tenant units to include the 480th ISR Wing, 940th Air Refueling Wing, the 7th Space Warning Squadron, and a host of other associate units. The 9th Contracting Squadron trains, equips, and deploys contracting officers to execute contingency contracting support to operations worldwide.

The 9th Contracting Squadron is the U.S. Air Force's representative in the local business community and serves as advisor to the 9th Air Base Wing commander on procurement matters such as availability of sources, small business opportunities, and the impact of our local purchase program in nearby communities, as well as being the custodians of the Government Purchase Card (GPC) credit card program.

The 9th Contracting Squadron has the only authorized agents on base to obligate appropriated funds for the Government to pay for supplies or services from a commercial source for obligations over $3,000, as well as coordinate on-base product demonstrations by vendors.

The Acquisitions Flight is responsible for the procurement, lease, and administration of all supplies, equipment, and services over $3,000. It is also responsible for the procurement and administration of base construction projects, architectural and engineering (A&E) contracts, and related specialized construction projects.

The Plans and Programs Flight handles interfaces with our automated customers, receives and loads all Automated Business Services System (ABSS) customers, and maintains the integrity of all contracting standard procurement system (SPS) data bases and all other electronic paperless interfaces.

The unit is comprised of 42 military and civilian personnel assigned to the 9th Contracting Squadron. The organizational structure is broken down into two distinct functional flights: Acquisition Flight and Plans and Programs Flight. The 9th Contracting Squadron falls under the 9th Mission Support Group, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, and is located at Beale Air Force Base, California.

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June 1, 1996 to May 31, 1998

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