Doing Business with FAFB

Positioning Yourself To Do Business with FAFB

Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Doing Business with FAFB event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

As mentioned in the presentation, here is some additional material for you to download and review at your leisure:

Please join us on June 14th to hear from Fairchild Air Force Base’s (FAFB) Small Business Specialist, Michael P. Gilbert and Deputy Base Civil Engineer 92 CES, Ronald Daniels. 

Gilbert and Daniels are part of FAFB contracting team and will share:

  • A brief overview of FAFB—it’s facilities and operations.
  • Anticipated design and construction projects occurring on FAFB
    in the next 5 years.
  • The various contracting mechanisms A/E/C firms can use to contract with FAFB.
  •  Key aspects FAFB is looking for when selecting a consultant or contractor team. 
More About The Presenters:

Michael P. Gilbert, Small Business Specialist

Mr. Michael P. Gilbert is the Director of Business Operations, 92nd Contracting Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.  He directs contract operations for 37 contracting professionals who manage $70 million in contracts and a $17 million Government Purchase Card Program; directly supporting the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, the Air Force Survival School, and other associate units.  Additionally, he serves as Fairchild's Small Business Specialist, Competition Advocate, and business advisor; providing guidance and advice on all contractual matters.  Mr. Gilbert ensures the Wing's contract specialists are properly equipped, trained, and ready to support stateside and worldwide deployments.   

Mr. Gilbert honed his leadership and technical skills throughout his 30 year career in a variety of operational and contingency contract positions; including Superintendent, Team Lead, Flight Chief, and Director of Business Operations. 

Ronald R. Daniels, Small Business Specialist 

Ronald R. Daniels is the Deputy of the 92d Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild AFB WA.  He leads the efforts of over 360 professionals and manages a budget in excess of $37M.  He is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all base facilities, military housing, dormitories, and support infrastructure.  He provides combat engineering forces in support of global operations and provides explosive ordnance disposal, fire protection, and disaster preparedness emergency services to Fairchild AFB and the surrounding community.  He also assures environmental stewardship and compliance for the 92d Air Refueling Wing and its 17 associate units

Mr. Daniels entered the workforce in August 1984, upon graduating from the University of Utah.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Thank you to our Sponsor ZBA Architecture!

ZBA Architecture has provided architectural services for numerous projects since the firm was founded in 1984. We provide design, planning and project management services for a wide variety of clients and building types. Clients throughout Washington, Idaho and eastern Montana are served from our office in Spokane. ZBA serve an array of public and private multi-family housing clientele providing a well grounded understanding of the elements of successful housing developments. ZBA also specializes in military, governmental and municipal projects to include multiple fire stations for various districts. They have worked extensively with both Fairchild Air Force Base and Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. ZBA’s work is based on a commitment to promote and protect the best interests of our client, the community and the environment. They rely on a team approach, actively involving our clients in the design and construction process. Their experience and expertise allows us to make a genuine commitment to creating exemplary design, centered on our client’s design requirements, budget and schedule.

MAS members receive free parking. For Non-members, event parking is $8-10 at the Convention Center. Please provide 72 hours notice to receive reimbursement for cancellations.

RSVP per the MAS website by Friday, June 8th to guarantee your spot. For more information, please contact Leslie Hebert at


Interested in being a Sponsor? Contact Brooke Giordano at


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