Doing business with Aerospace

The Aerospace Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force. The Aerospace Civil Systems Group (CSG) applies the corporation’s considerable technical expertise to solving problems for other federal agencies, international agencies, states, nonprofit organizations and commercial customers. Aerospace provides unsurpassed levels of support to both immediate and long-term military and intelligence space programs and other programs of national significance.

Procurement is located at our El Segundo headquarters facility. Aerospace strives to approach supplier relationships (with both businesses) as alliances that influence the success of our research programs. Suppliers are encouraged to present innovative ideas and technologies.

Aerospace is committed to ensuring that capable businesses of all types received meaningful subcontracting opportunities with Aerospace. Aerospace follows responsible business practices; our procurement personnel will consider multiple factors such as business experience, financial stability, and technical qualifications in determining which businesses to ally with.

Potential suppliers (small or large) should utilize the Small Business Liaison Officers (SBLO) as their initial point of contact at Aerospace.

Small business supplier relations

We are continually looking for new suppliers who can offer us the best value and strongest solutions to our customers’ needs.

Introduce yourself to The Aerospace Corporation

If you are a small and/or diverse company interested in doing business with Aerospace, we suggest the following steps to introduce your company to us.

  • Enter your company profile into the U.S. government’s Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The CCR incorporates the former PRO-Net, the SBA’s online database of small, small-disadvantaged and woman-owned, HUBZone, and veteran-owned businesses wanting to do business with the federal government or its prime contractors.
  • Aerospace Supplier Introduction process: Register your company with our Supplier Profile by completing the downloadable profile with details of your company. Attach any additional marketing literature to be considered for future opportunities and return to Aerospace. This database is used by Aerospace procurement, engineering, and other organizations to search for suppliers whose capabilities match potential bid opportunities.

Certifications and Organizations

Aerospace supports local, state, and federal supplier diversity initiatives, certifications and classifications.

Veteran owned
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
Women owned
Other small socioeconomic concerns

Aerospace highly encourages and recognizes membership in the following three organizations, although membership in these organizations is not a requirement to doing business with us.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA business development program has three certifications to help small businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market: Small Disadvantaged Owned Businesses (SDB), Historically Under-utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and 8(a)-certified. The Aerospace Corporation is a prime contractor of the federal government who supports and recognizes these three certifications.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

The NMSDC is a business membership organization organized for the purpose of networking more than 15,000 minority-owned firms with its 3,500 member corporations who are seeking to purchase goods and services. NMSDC has more than 39 regional councils across the country.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC is an organization formed to advocate and provide growth and development opportunities for women business owners. WBENC is a national third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.

Terms and conditions

Aerospace has numerous contracts that suppliers must abide by in order to do business with the company. Links are available on the Supplier Docs page, that provide insight on those terms for our purchase orders to suppliers.