Contracting Cone

Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS)

Technical expertise to provide program support, professional services, engineering technical services that improve policy making, decision-making, management, administration, program management, or research and development activities.

For the DoD, the Acquisition of Services pathway is for the acquisition of contracted services with a total estimated value at or above the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) in accordance with DoDI 5000.74 – Defense Acquisition of Services.


Strategies to Explore First

While many of the contracting strategies could apply, the following are well-suited for A&AS Services:

This is NOT an all exhaustive list. Other contract strategies on the Contracting Cone may achieve mission outcomes based upon unique program objectives and constraints.