Tactical Engineering for Aerospace and Aviation
Special Aerospace Services (SAS) is a tactical engineering firm providing a lifecycle of analytics, research & development, rapid prototyping and precision manufacturing services. We serve private and public sector clients in the aerospace and aviation industries as well as other high-tech sectors. Our clients include NASA, DARPA, the U.S. Army and select prime contractors.
We have extensive experience serving in both prime and subcontracting roles.
In 2007 as an 8(a) woman-owned certified small business, SAS assembled an experienced and dedicated team of visionaries, systems engineers, scientists, and space operation specialists. This team has expertise in every human spaceflight vehicle, all current U.S. launch systems and many foreign-developed liquid and solid propulsion technologies.
With just over 60 employees, we have maintained the agility of a small organization ready to support our clients’ most demanding schedules, mission critical programs, future development and new business opportunities.
As a lifecycle company, we have the teams in place to help our clients win contracts through our Strategic Services group, develop space and avionics systems with our Tactical Engineering experts, create prototypes and specialty components for spacecraft and aircraft at our Manufacturing facility, roll out a fully developed program with our Procurement and Logistics expertise, and bring the deliverable successfully and safely to the launch pad or runway.
SAS is the parent company of SAS Manufacturing, which opened in 2015 to provide rapid prototyping, precision machining, and component testing/assembly for the aerospace and aviation industries. Together, SAS and SAS Manufacturing have created a seamless workflow for fast design, engineering, and production of unique and short-run parts for aircraft and spacecraft.
We are headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices strategically located around the nation near many of our client sites in Huntsville AL, San Diego CA, Cape Canaveral FL, and Houston TX.
Internationally, we are positioned to face the challenges of an increasingly global aerospace community. Our executive staff has more than 20 years of experience working with partners in the Ukraine, Russian Federation, European Union, and India.
Leadership Committed to Client Success
SAS started with the dream of founders Heather and Tim Bulk to bring together the best minds in the aerospace community to offer clients unique engineering and tactical solutions in support of their endeavors in the air and in space. Today, our team of dedicated scientists and engineers brings decades of unparalleled experience to every client project with a commitment to our motto: Who Dreams, Wins.
Esther Goddard, reading from her late husband Robert Goddard's diary to the AP prior to the launch of Apollo II
Every member of our team is committed to fulfilling the dreams of our clients. By working together, we will keep the dreams of space exploration alive for future generations.
At SAS, our vision is your success. We believe there is no greater success than the success of our clients. Whatever your dreams in aerospace, aviation and beyond, we will support you because we fully embrace our company motto: WHO DREAMS, WINS™
To further the capabilities of our clients' endeavors in air and space by ensuring strategic business superiority, resource eficiency, program execution, and tactical success.
- Technical Excellence
- And above all, Integrity
Business Status and Contract Vehicles
At SAS, we believe fast response to client requests extends to all aspects of business, including contracting. We have spent the better part of a decade building a compliant contracting infrastructure and DCAA-approved accounting system to make working with SAS as easy as possible for both government and commercial clients.
Business status for SBA and contracting requirements:
- 8(a) Certified
- Woman-Owned Small Business
- Small Business
- Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business
- Hub-zone Located - Cert Pending
Contract Vehicles for government agencies. We have the following contract mechanisms available:
- 8(a) Program: Up to $4m Sole Source Contracts for Engineering; $6M for Manufacturing
- GSA Schedule 871
- DESP III - US Air Force
- COSMC - US Air Force
- AMCOM - US Army
- 332710 - Machine Shops
- 332721 - Precision Machining
- 336412 - Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing
- 336414 - Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
- 336415 - Propulsion units and parts, Guided Missile and Space Vehicle, Manufacturing
- 336419 - Developing and Producing prototypes for guided missile and space vehicle components; guided missile and space vehicle parts (except engines) manufacturing
- 541330 - Engineering consulting services; Engineering design services; Engineering services
- 541618 - Other Management Consulting Services
- 541690 - Energy consulting services; Safety consulting services
- 541712 - Guided missile and space vehicle engine research and development
- 541930 - Translation and Interpretation Services