Contracting Cone

IT Services

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:

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.