What to expect during the award process
The contract solicitation details how offers will be evaluated during the award process (also referred to as the source selection process). This process may be formal or informal.
We use a formal award process for high-dollar value or complex acquisitions. In general, the formal process includes these stages, but it may differ as needed to allow the government to make the best decision. Informal source selection procedures may not include all of these stages.
Elimination from consideration notification
At any point in the award process, regardless of what exchanges or communications have or have not taken place, we may eliminate your proposal from consideration for award. We'll provide you with a written notice of this decision along with information on how to request a debriefing.
We encourage you to consider participating in a debriefing as it will help you understand why your business was not selected. It’s a powerful opportunity to learn which parts of your marketing and bidding strategy are effective and which need improvement.