DOD’s Final Rule on Enhanced Post-award Debriefings Provides Offerors Clarity on Automatic Stay Deadlines and Access to Agency’s Redacted Source Selection Decisions
The Department of Defense, or DoD, recently issued its final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, or DFARS, to provide offerors enhanced post-award debriefing rights. DoD has provided these enhanced debriefing procedures since 2018 through a FAR Class Deviation, allowing offerors to submit additional questions after receiving the post-award debriefing
Four years later, DoD's final rule clarifies when the clock for an automatic stay begins in an enhanced debriefing and provides greater transparency by allowing unsuccessful offerors in certain procurements access to the agency's redacted source selection decision.
We highlight below several key elements of the final rule.
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“DOD’s Final Rule on Enhanced Post-award Debriefings Provides Offerors Clarity on Automatic Stay Deadlines and Access to Agency’s Redacted Source Selection Decisions,” by Robyn N. Burrows and Luke W. Meier was published in Westlaw Today on April 14, 2022.
This article was first published in Blank Rome’s Government Contracts Navigator on April 4, 2022.