460th Contracting Squadron best in AFSPC
By Master Sgt. J. LaVoie, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 08, 2011
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 460th Contracting Squadron was recently named the Best Small Contracting Unit in Air force Space Command, as well as three other awards.
The squadron executed 523 actions worth $37.5 million in support of 9 thousand personnel in the 460th Space Wing and its 77 tenant units. The unit awarded $7.8 million in contracts for end of year spending in September, and was still the first unit in AFSPC to close its books. Because of their forward thinking, they primed the wing to received $200 thousand for child development and fitness center projects.
In addition to serving the base, they also served the community by briefing request for proposal procedures to more than 90 business leaders, teaching them how to do business with the government. This led the contracting squadron to beating AFSCP small business goals. They beat the small business goal by 540 percent, the women owned small business goal by 640 percent and the veteran own small business goal by 530 percent.
In addition to the Best Small Contracting Unit, the unit also won the team award for the 460th Contracting Government Purchase Card Team. Tech Sgt. Anthony Mattera was named the contracting NCO of the year for, among other things; single-handedly awarding four best purchase agreements valued at $60.5 million ahead of time and passed a no-notice security inspection with zero write ups. He also graduated college with a 3.8 grade point average. Senior Airman Theresa Derby earned the title of best contracting Airman for her efforts in coordinating a business conference in Afghanistan, hosting 250 Kyrgyz vendors. She devoted 168 hours to Airmen Against Drunk Driving while maintaining a 3.8 grade point average in her pursuit toward a BA in Business.