Source Development

Air Force Source Approval Requests (SARs)
A qualification process the AF utilizes to qualify sources of supply or repair

 ***ATTENTION AIR FORCE SAR PACKAGE SUBMITTING***

Due to COVID-19 and the increase in teleworking (social distancing) we ask that all Air Force SAR packages be temporarily submitted electronically through https://safe.apps.mil/.  DoD safe is safe option for large files.  If you have a PKI certificate you can send directly, if you do not then send a request to jenise.lucero.1.ctr@us.af.mil and lisa.turner.5@us.af.mil and include your email address and "request a drop off".  A "request for drop off" will be returned, use this to submit your SAR package.   Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. 

Reverse Engineering/Repair Development 
Matching industry capabilities and new technologies to AF requirements

Commercially Used and Over Hauled
Match AF requirements to industry availability of commercially-used parts with a military application to create savings through careful implementation of a commercial practice.

Reference DocS

Strategic

Alternate 

Sourcing

Program 

Office


SASPO, located within the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), optimizes the alternate sourcing process and leverages opportunities for resolution of obsolescence issues
enterprise-wide
.  SASPO accomplishes this through two mission elements:  Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).  

SASPO events

VIRTUAL INDUSTRY DAYS

Tinker AFB - 9/17/20 and 9/21/20

Hill AFB - 7/16/20 and 7/20/20

Robins AFB - 3/26/20 and 3/27/20

FACE-TO-FACE INDUSTRY DAYS

  • Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
    • August 2020
  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah
    • Due to travel restrictions, the SASPO will be hosting a Virtual Industry Day in lieu of this physical event. Please see the links above under Virtual Industry Days for more information
  • Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

 

DMSMS

Predictive Tool (AVCOM):  AVCOM provides the capability to instantly status weapon system health across the enterprise

Analysis and Resolution (A&R): A&R provides weapon system managers with the resources to perform system studies and proactively identify and resolve component unavailability issues before impacting supportability. Provides the resources to reactively solve part obsolescence issues with a timely cost effective resolution

End-of-Life (EOL): The EOL provides the AF an avenue to electronically communicate component unavailability issues arising from manufacturers notice of production discontinuance. Provides capability to receive, process, and communicate Life-of-Type buys of DLA managed/purchased items to DLA. This process supports the supply chain to assure future component availability.

Advisory and Assistance

Contact Info

E-MAIL: 429SCMS.SASPO.Workflow@us.af.mil
PHONE: 405-736-5246  DSN: 336-5246

429 SCMS/GUMD
Alternate Sourcing Flight/DMSMS
Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office (SASPO)
3001 Staff Drive, Suite 2AC1 94B
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3009

announcements

448 SCMW Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Awarded