WSM 019  Source Selection Authority (SSA) Workshop
This executive level workshop provides each attendee with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a Source Selection Authority (SSA). Through real world exercises, simulations, and lessons the learners will practice SSA responsibilities in a non-attribution environment. Specific lesson cover: acquisition ethics; selection approaches (Full Tradeoff, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable, Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price); critical thinking; evaluation factor development; discussions vs clarifications; competitive range determinations; writing a source selection decision document; debriefings; records retention, and protests.

Upon completion, participants can expect the following critical performance behaviors to result from this workshop:
  • Select appropriate source selection procedures for the acquisition that they are executing
  • Design a Source Selection Organization that is appropriate for executing their source selection
  • Determine if the proposed source selection evaluation factors and subfactors are appropriate for the acquisition
  • Write a sound Source Selection Decision Document (SSDD) substantiation their award decision
  • Objectives
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    Target Attendees
    Current Source Selection Authorities (SSAs) and individuals that could be assigned SSA responsibilities.
    None. It is recommended that attendees complete CLC 007 entitled Contract Source Selection, but not required.
    Predecessor Course(s)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
    None None None None
    Course Length
    2 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses  None
    Availability All
    PDS Code  N/A
    Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
    Pre-work required   No
    First Offering  
    ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points 16 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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  • The CLPs referenced above presume off-the-shelf delivery.
  • Approximately 2 hours • Read-a-head information • Homework