Its the more efficient way of getting you what you want... If the DSS colony has no provisions for the item you require, then it wont be able to take away provisions if you transfer to a colony map in another fleet.
Say a fleet was telling you everythings unlocked, and you beam to that flet map in hopes to buy something.
what you buy uses your current fleet provisions.
and as DSS has none it cant take anything away.
So the best we can offer and a faster way to get you your item, rather than waiting for it to be unlocked and the 20 hour cooldown is a quick transfer to a fleet that has provisions.
we've queued renewable provisions in DSS (and that has hindered the tier progression leveling).. but they only give a small amount.. but they ask for loads of dil and Boffs that never get filled.. so its a slow process, and they get used up rather quickly.... and makes you wait longer to get thoughs provisions in the stores.
so the suggestion we have, as Robin said is to ask if you can have a quick invite to main fleet and pick up one, using main fleets provisions.. and then jump back.
Its faster for you rather than waiting anymore.
We thought we would have finished the colony completly by now... but we struggle quite a lot to fill the projects with Doffs.
the fleet colony tokens and EC fill up super fast.. but the doffs remain empty.