Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS)
Major System Development
Major System Upgrades
Research & Development (R&D) Studies
Network services/support, help desk services, cloud solutions/services, as-a-Service solutions, cyber security/IT security services, IT consulting/planning, software licensing agreements, hardware services, satellite services and telecommunications, wireless, mobility, etc.
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.
The Software Acquisition pathway is to facilitate rapid and iterative delivery of software capability to the user in accordance with DoDI 5000.87 – Operation of the Software Acquisition Pathway.
Strategies to Explore First
While many of the contracting strategies could apply, the following are well-suited for IT Services: