14th Contracting Squadron

14th Contracting Squadron

14th Contracting Squadron


Commander : Maj. Stuart Perlow

Contact : 434-7802

Email : 14consinfo@us.af.mil

Mission
  • Building Sound Business Advisors
  • Inspire Innovation
  • Deliver Global Contracting Support
Our Vision:
Be America's Best...War-winning Capabilities on Time, on Cost

The 14th Contracting Squadron (14 CONS) provides unparalleled acquisition support to the 14th Flying Training Wing (14 FTW), a critical link to over 11,500 personnel on Columbus AFB. We exemplify efficiency and competency in daily operations which include the planning, negotiating, awarding and administering of numerous contracts. We deal daily with local and national vendors, and handled over $98 million in contracts during Fiscal Year 2012 alone.

14 CONS is charged with building sound, effective and educated business advice, ensuring that all contracts are in the best interest of the Air Force and public. Our contracting professionals are divided into two distinct flights, Acquisitions Flight and Plans and Programs Flight, which manage and support major acquisitions efficiently.

Acquisitions Flight:
The Acquisitions Flight is composed of the Base Operating, Support and Services (BOSS) team and the Infrastructure team. The BOSS team performs contracting duties for mission-essential and quality-of-life commodities and services. The BOSS team supports every 14 FTW unit, excluding 14th Civil Engineering Squadron (14 CES). Blanket purchase agreements, purchase orders, and General Services Administration delivery orders are expertly handled by this team, providing supplies such as medical equipment, computers, and health services support. In Fiscal Year 2012, the BOSS team managed $9.1 million, ensuring uninterrupted base operations.

The Infrastructure team is the focal point for the 14 CES's acquisition requirements. Infrastructure is responsible for the planning, awarding, and administering of supports service contracts, base construction, engineering services, and commodity purchases. In addition, the Infrastructure team is responsible for Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) contract, which allots funds for base construction efforts. The Infrastructure team allocated $42.3 million during Fiscal Year 2012 to fulfill CE requirements, including the multi-million dollar center runway repair project.

Plans and Programs Flight:
Plans and Programs Flight maintains the contract writing/award system and information technology while managing the quality assurance program. As an extension to the contracting mission, Plans and Programs manages and provides guidance for the Government Purchase Card Program. The Government Purchase Card Program provides units the ability to efficiently purchase required commodities, construction, and services.

Director of Business Operations (DBO):
The DBO acts as the deputy to the 14 CONS commander, handling the daily operation of the squadron. The DBO also supervises the administration of the aircraft maintenance contract on 234 T-6, T-1 and T-38 aircraft. This contract is valued at $300 million, and results in over 60,000 annual training sorties and 300 pilot graduates per year.

Small Business Specialist (SBS):
The SBS acts as the liaison between Columbus Air Force Base and local small businesses in order to boost involvement in the surrounding community. They provide outreach to preferred contractors such as Veteran-Owned and Disadvantaged Small Businesses in accordance with Air Force Small Business Office policies.

Commitment to Global Contracting Support:
14 CONS provides emergency contracting operations during global contingency deployments and supports combat missions worldwide. Since December 2008, 14 CONS has filled nine deployment taskings (over 1600 days) to support USSOUTHCOM and Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Decorations:
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2004
July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Useful Links:

Office of Small Business Programs
Federal Acquisition Regulation
System for Award Management
GSA Advantage
Federal Business Opportunites
Small Business Programs