Articles tagged with : contracting officer

An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2 | Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Date: July 29, 2021 Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm U.S. EDT | Virtual Location: ONLINE, LIVE, FREE WEBINAR Click to register Join us for the second part of our free two-part series examining the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selections. We'll discuss: Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? Part 1 covered procurement planning and proposal evaluations – click to watch the webinar replay and download the presentation Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection (July 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT)  Can’t make our live event? Register anyway, and we’ll send our webinar recording to you! Who should attend: Our two webinars let you ask questions and listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation...

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Get the Most Out of Your Contract Debriefing

Be prepared to ask questions and learn as much as possible.

Win or lose, you are entitled to receive a debriefing from the government to help you understand the basis for an award decision. You must request your debriefing in writing within three days after receiving notification of contract award, otherwise your request might be declined. The government will do its best to provide the debriefing within five days of receiving your written request. The debriefing might be done orally, in writing or via another method acceptable to the contracting officer. Most bidders prefer oral debriefings because they provide an opportunity to discuss the findings and ask follow-up questions. For some debriefings, travel costs might be a factor, requiring a debriefing through a teleconference. The least-preferable debriefing format, from a learning point of view, is a letter debriefing. The contracting officer who led the procurement usually leads oral debriefings, supported by the people who participated in the evaluation of proposals. For...

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