Recorded Webinar | January 31, 2013

Debriefings in Federal Procurement: Key Rules and Strategies

For contractors, a debriefing is key to judging whether the evaluation process was fairly conducted, and if there is grounds for a bid protest. Debriefings convey the basis of the agency’s evaluation and selection decision and assist offerors in improving future proposals. This 90-minute webinar will provide a primer on debriefings in Federal Procurement. More than a general overview, subject matter experts will identify “best practices” and provide helpful questions and answers that government contractor personnel might consider raising in debriefings.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the principal objectives for a contractor in a debriefing such as areas for improvement in future procurements.
  • Recognize the difference between Discretionary Debriefings and Required Debriefings.
  • Become familiar with factors the agencies consider in deciding whether to decline corporate prosecutions, including voluntary disclosure, cooperation in government investigations, and improvement of compliance programs;
  • Understand the timing and content of a Pre-Award vs. Post-Award Debriefing.
  • Gain insight through frequently asked questions and learn best practices.
  • And much, much more!

Who Will Benefit?

This presentation is a must for government contractor personnel responsible for business development and proposal preparation/submission. Get ahead of the curve — register your team today!

Meet Your Presenters
Curley,SeamusSeamus Curley is a partner in DLA Piper’s Government Contracts Practice. He engages in a broad array of government contracts-related work at the federal, state and local level. Mr. Curley has litigated in state and federal courts and before administrative forums, including the US Court of Federal Claims, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the US Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the US Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).


bufferSamKnowlesSam Knowles is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and Government Affairs groups. Mr. Knowles provides counseling and litigation services to both large and small companies on a range of government contract matters, including due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, subcontracting, contract bid and proposal review, and state and local government contract issues. His experience includes work on bid protests, regulatory compliance issues, trade secret litigation, and multiple award schedule contracting.



Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

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To order a DVD Recording of this webinar, please call 202.238.9596
DVD Recording Includes:
  • Free FedEx Shipping of your 2-DVD set
  • 90 minutes of video instruction including 15 minute Q&A
  • PDF handouts of the presentation