The FY 2020 NDAA mandates the FAR be revised to require Contracting Officers to provide the rationale for award and other information to unsuccessful offerors for task or delivery orders.
Currently, FAR Part 16 only requires a debriefing be provided for task and delivery orders valued over $5.5 million.
The FY 2020 NDAA requires FAR Part 16 be revised to require that Contracting Officers provide information to unsuccessful offerors on contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold but below $5.5 million.
This new information could prove invaluable for contractors hoping to gain insight and improve their proposals for future opportunities.
The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has long been used to impose government-wide procurement reforms. The recently enacted NDAA, signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019, continues this practice, by requiring agencies to provide unsuccessful offerors on smaller dollar task or delivery orders above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold an explanation as to why their proposal was unsuccessful as well as the rationale for the award.
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