To many contractors, a debriefing is a puzzling bureaucratic exercise that often leads to frustration. To others, however, a debriefing is the key to understanding whether their proposal was evaluated fairly and whether they might have grounds for a bid protest. Government contracting personnel understand the debriefing rules thoroughly, and they have become quite adept at minimizing the information they must provide to a disappointed offeror. The purpose of this webinar is to examine the entire debriefing process, why agencies do what they do, and understand how a debriefing relates to a potential bid protest.
Tim Sullivan, Thompson Coburn LLP
Tim Sullivan is a partner in the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP, where he serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Government Contracts department. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a member of the Georgetown Law Journal, Mr. Sullivan’s career began as a contract negotiator with the Central Intelligence Agency. Since 1975, he has focused his law practice on Government contract matters. Mr. Sullivan is member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and he has been a member of the National Contract Management Association since 1975. He is a frequent lecturer on Government contract matters and has authored several articles on procurement topics.
- Understanding the Government’s obligations to provide a debriefing
- Understanding the time limits associated with the steps in the award and debriefing process
- Understanding the two basic types of debriefings (pre-award and post-award)
- Understanding what you are entitled to learn in a debriefing
- Understanding how a debriefing relates to a bid protest, especially meeting mandatory deadlines
- Understanding how to prepare for a debriefing
- And much, much more!
Who will benefit
If you’re involved in business development or contract administration, or if you serve as in-house counsel to a Government contractor, you will want to participate in this webinar. Knowing what to expect from the Government and your competitors is critical to your success. Register now to gain a better understanding of how to improve the success rates of your company — remember, the team that usually wins is the one that makes the fewest mistakes.