After award, when using the ordering procedures for services requiring an SOW, the ordering activity shall provide timely notification to unsuccessful quoters. If an unsuccessful quoter requests information on an award that was based on factors other than price alone, a brief explanation of the basis for the award decision must be provided (refer to FAR 8.405-2(d)). This is NOT a “debriefing” as described in FAR 15.5.
Contract administration focuses on obtaining quality supplies and services on time and within budget. Contract administration involves actions performed by ordering activities after an order has been placed, to ensure the Schedule contractor performs in accordance with the order requirements and complies with the terms and conditions of the Schedule contract. See FAR 8.406-7 and 42.1502(c).