Michelle Currier: Why debriefings are so important

When contractors lose a bid, they’ve got the right to know why. That’s where debriefings by the government come in. Sometimes these sessions are cut and dried, because the contracting officer doesn’t want to invite a protest. But now agencies are experimenting with extended debriefings, where everything is on the table. At the National Contract Management Association symposium earlier this week, Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked Michelle Currier, a Defense Acquisition University professor, why debriefings have become so important.

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