Why Request a Debriefing

If you’ve submitted a response to a solicitation but you weren’t awarded the contract it can be very disappointing…all that time and effort seems wasted. But a debriefing can be a great chance to identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses, and help you to focus on improving future proposals

Submit a request for a debriefing in writing within three days of the contract award.

The Debrief will Include:

  • Any significant weaknesses or deficiencies in your proposal
  • The overall evaluated price
  • A technical rating of your offer, as well as that of the winning proposal
  • The agency’s rationale for the award
  • For commercial products, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the awarded company


The Debrief will NOT Include:

  • A detailed, point-by-point comparison of your proposal with those of other offers
  • Trade secrets or confidential manufacturing processes
  • Confidential financial information such as cost breakdowns, profit, or indirect cost rates; or the names of references.

(FAR 15.506)


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