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Federal Contracting Answer Book, 3rd Edition by Terrence M. O'Connor

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CHAPTER

15

DEBRIEFINGS

After the government awards a contract, any of the losing companies can get a debriefing from the government. A debriefing is a meeting between the government and an individual “disappointed” offeror (as a losing company is politely referred to). Both sides discuss the company’s proposal so that the company can improve future submissions to the government. The briefings are supposed to be learning experiences for the companies. To the extent that the government can help the companies understand what the government wants and allow the companies to say it better, a debriefing will be beneficial for both the government and ...

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