STEP 5: Learn from the process
If your company is selected, congratulations! The work is not over. Now you will need to deliver on what you proposed in your bid.
If your bid was unsuccessful, don't give up! We have a plan in place to make sure your company can learn from the experience. You can ask for a debriefing on why your company was not selected by contacting the contracting officer. Anyone who asks will get one. It can be in-person or by Skype.
During the debriefing we will not compare your bid to other companies' submissions. The debriefing we provide is tailored to your company and specific aspects of the bid your company submitted. During the debriefing, you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of your bid.
Don't miss out on this opportunity! The debriefing will give your company extremely important information to better your chances in future competitions. Interested companies are also invited to look at the reports of past contract awards that may provide relevant information for future bids.