Contracting Cone

Urgent Needs

Supply, product, or service in support of a contingency operation (to include national disaster response) or humanitarian/peacekeeping operation or solutions necessary to address a critical gap in an operational need (UON/JUON/JEON).

For the DoD, the Urgency Capability Acquisition (UCA) pathway is to field capabilities to fulfill urgent existing and/or emerging operational needs or quick reactions in less than 2 years in accordance with DoDI 5000.81 – Urgency Capability Acquisition and DoDD 5000.71 – Rapid Fulfillment of Combatant Commander Urgent Operational Needs.


Strategies to Explore First

While many of the contracting strategies could apply, the following are well-suited for Urgent Needs:

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.