The 50th Contracting Squadron is a component of the 50th Mission Support Group, located at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.
The 50th Contracting Squadron, comprised of 64 military and civilian contracting professionals, is responsible for operational and specialized contracting support for the Peterson-Schriever Garrison – Schriever SFB at worldwide locations and for tenant units located on Schriever SFB. The 50th CONS annually supports the P-S GAR, 22 tenant units, eight geographically separated units around the globe, U.S. Space Force and the Secretary of Defense. The squadron is also responsible for contractual support of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, the National Space Defense Center and Joint Force Space Component Commander. The squadron executed 561 contractual actions in Fiscal Year 2020 on programs valued at more than $134 million. The support provided includes solicitation, award and administration of a broad range of contractual support requirements to include commodities, services, construction, architecture and engineering services and research and development efforts. The squadron is also responsible for serving as the installation focal point and managing and administering the Schriever AFB Government Purchase Card Program. The squadron also deploys contracting officers and contract specialists worldwide in support of higher headquarters’ and national objectives.
Air Force Space Command (presently U.S. Space Force) activated the 50th Contracting Squadron as a component of the 50th Logistics Group Aug. 14, 1995. In a wing reorganization, the command reassigned the squadron to the 50th Support (later Mission Support) Group, effective Dec. 1, 1997.
From humble beginnings as temporary tenants in the West Entry Control Facility, to today with 64 assigned military and civilian personnel, the unit has been the catalyst for the changing face of Schriever SFB.
50 CONS is postured with a strong business base for future growth as they continue to execute the critical needs of our space warfighters and the ever-growing space mission.
The 50th CONS has received numerous unit and individual accolades to include the 2018 AFSPC Outstanding Large Contracting Unit Award, three 2018 AFSPC contracting individual awards, and the 50th Space Wing Air Force Association Lisa S. Disbrow Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award. The unit also had many selectees for various prestigious programs in 2018, 2019, and 2020, including a selectee for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program and AFSPC’s sole selectee for the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program – Active Duty.
(Current as of February 2021)