What We Do

SpEC was created in 2017 through the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to bridge the cultural gap through an OTA between military buyers and commercial space startups and small businesses. The innovative contracting process allows SpEC to solicit bids from a mix of member companies including companies that have not previously worked with the DoD.

Develop & Deploy

SpEC decreases the sales cycle timeline in the development and deployment of next-generation space technologies.

Collaborate & Team

SpEC allows small, non-traditional businesses to discover teaming opportunities.

Attract & Educate

SpEC attracts and educates members to compete for federally-funded space-related prototype projects.

Membership Requirements

SpEC requires the following information for membership. We have included as much information as possible so that you can easily complete the requirements needed for your application into SpEC.


Obtain a D-U-N-S® Number

Before you can register in the System of Award Management (SAM) system, your organization will need to have a D-U-N-S® number.


Register for SAM

A current record on the Government's System for Award Management (SAM) is required to do business with the Federal Government.


Form DD2345

An active DD2345 "Military Critical Technical Data Agreement" is required to access unclassified technical data with military or space application.