How to Use This Tool
- Debriefs can assist offerors in improving their win probability for future bids.
- If the proposal is below $5.5M a debrief is not mandatory.
- Please see the attached sample debrief email from the government to the offeror.
Tips on Using This Tool
- Debriefs should be conducted after an award.
- e-GOS will notify contract holders of an award once the ordering contracting officer makes a selection.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is a contracting officer required to provide a debriefing?
See the policies and procedures at FAR 16.505(b)(6).
What information is a contracting officer required to provide in a debrief?
FAR 16.505(b)(6)(iii) states “The procedures at 15.506 shall be followed when providing postaward debriefing to unsuccessful awardees.” The Government’s evaluation of the significant weaknesses or deficiencies in the offeror’s proposal, if applicable; b. The overall evaluated cost or price (including unit prices), and technical rating, if applicable, of the successful offeror and the debriefed offeror, and past performance information on the debriefed offeror; c. The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during the source selection; d. A summary of the rationale for award; e. For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror; and f. Reasonable responses to relevant questions about whether source selection procedures contained in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed