It`s important for us to preserve this flexibility because we know that policies and guidelines for the commercial cloud in the DoD have changed and will continue to change. I think it will also benefit the industry, because if they use the resources to reach this agreement, they need to know that it will be viable in a year or two and that it will not be obsolete. Existing IDIQ contracts should be considered before setting up a new agency-specific IDIQ vehicle with a single or multiple allocation. IDIQ ordering procedures are described under FAR Part 16.505 and DFARS Part 216.505. (a) description. a basic contract is a written instrument of agreement negotiated between an agency, contract activity or contract office and a contractor, which contains (1) terms and conditions applicable to future contracts (orders) between the parties during its term; (2) a description as specific as possible of the supplies or services to be provided and (3) the pricing methods; Issuance and delivery of future orders under the basic order contract. A basic order agreement is not a contract. (b) application. . . .