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. SASPO accomplishes this through two mission elements: Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).
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***
We ask that all Air Force SAR packages be 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 429SCMS.SASPO.Workflow@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.
DLA SAR Point of Contact
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.
Supply Chain Consortium Initiative (SCCI) Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
A contractual vehicle in the 448th supply chain referred to as an "Agreement" to award prototype projects through a consortium manager (SOSSEC) https://sossecinc.com/sossec-home/
SCCI OTA Briefing 26 Sep 22.pptx
SASPO holds three Industry Days at the three Air Logistics Complexes annually.
Tinker AFB - Aug. 10, 2023
Hill AFB - Dec. 7, 2023
Robins AFB - Mar. 29, 2024
Engineering Data Request Procedures
Please submit your Engineering Data request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Order (TO) Data Request Procedures
Please submit your TO request to: AFLCMC.LZP.PUBSALES@us.af.mil
DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)
JACG Source-Approved and Management Handbook
448 SCMW SCRM Acquisition Guide
DMSMS Collaboration SharePoint
Policy & Training Team: Policy & Training provides DMSMS briefings and training, DMSMS Management Team (DMT) support member for all program offices, review charters, DMSMS Management Plans (DMP’s), Statement of Works (SOW’s), contract language, etc., and manages the AF DMSMS Subject Matter Expert (SME) list, which is consolidated on the SharePoint.
Predictive Tool (AVCOM): AVCOM provides the capability to instantly status weapon system health across the enterprise it allows users to pinpoint and predict obsolescence, assess the impact of obsolescence across all platforms, determine “obsolescence density” within the SRU, LRU, and complete system as well as many other functions.
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.
Alternate Sourcing Flight/DMSMS
Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office (SASPO)
3001 Staff Drive, Suite 1AE86A
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3009