Knowledge Based Services (A&AS)

Welcome to the Knowledge Based Services (A&AS) Wing of SAM.

Knowledge Based Services, commonly referred to as Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS), relates to tasks that require the application of detailed processes or technical knowledge.

A&AS pertains to the details provided under contract by nongovernmental sources to support or improve organizational policy development, decision-making, management and administration, program and/or project management and administration, or research and development (R&D) activities. It can also involve the furnishing of professional advice or assistance rendered to improve the effectiveness of Federal management processes or procedures, including those of an engineering and technical nature. The result of these services may take the form of information, advice, opinions, alternatives, analysis, evaluations, recommendations, training, and the day-to-day aid of support personnel needed for the successful performance of ongoing Federal operations.

The majority of A&AS are classified into one of the following subdivisions:

In SAM, these subdivisions are called Stores. Please visit the Stores by clicking the SAM links above.