Debriefings provide many benefits to contractors who compete for a Government contract. Debriefings give unsuccessful offerors insight into the contracting officer’s decision making and evaluation process, and help contractors better compete in future solicitations. Additionally, a properly conducted debriefing can clear up an offeror's misunderstandings and greatly minimize the risk of protests being filed.
A contractor can request a preaward debriefing if the contracting officer excluded the contractor before awarding the contract to any other offeror. Click here for information on how to conduct a preaward debriefing.
A contractor may request a postaward debriefing when the contracting officer decides to which offeror to award the contract. Click here for information on how to conduct a postaward debriefing.