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White graduation cap icon CLC 002  Sole Source Streamlining ToolBox (SSST)

Sole Source Streamlining ToolBox (SSST)

This Online Training (OLT)course will inform you how to locate the DoD SSST toolbox, maneuver within the toolbox, and show specific techniques and powerful examples on how the SSST toolbox has been utilized for reducing contracting administrative lead time by over 365 days. The toolbox is a living document encompassing over 40 plus techniques which can be leveraged to increase efficiency throughout the acquisition and modification processes. The basic principles include:

  • Obtaining the right information up front and avoiding re-work
  • Avoiding duplication of effort and taking advantage of all available resources
  • Considering materiality when making decisions about the level and depth of reviews
  • Elevating major issues in a timely manner and promoting open communication with Contractors





Acquisition workforce member working a sole source transaction and desires to reduce their procurement administrative lead time in both the pre or post award arena


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).