Did you know NASA has 3 offices in California? These centers purchase almost everything – from research and development, aircraft parts, construction, IT, and satellites. Hear from Christine Munroe, the Small Business Specialist for the Small Business Offices at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California and NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, CA. She meets with small and large companies and universities as a source of information for firms seeking procurement opportunities at Armstrong and Ames. Through the Small Business Office, companies can explore contracting opportunities, find acquisition forecasts, grants, cooperative agreements solicitations and other resources for businesses large and small. We’ll help you determine if selling to the NASA is right for you, and teach you the basics of how to get started and how to be successful.
NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs primary mission since its inception has been to increase the representation of small businesses in NASA’s contracting efforts. Our efforts encompass all federally recognized socio-economic small business categories and we work hard to make sure each type of business gets a fair chance to work with NASA.
Small Businesses are the backbone of the American economy and play a very critical role in propelling our nation forward into a new space age. Small Businesses not only support science and technology tasks across a wide range of disciplines, but many also provide critical program management functions that keep our projects within budget and on schedule.