After a competitive process has been concluded and a contract has been awarded to the successful proponent, unsuccessful proponents may contact the purchasing organization to arrange a debriefing so they can understand where their proposal could be improved for future bid opportunities. Debriefing helps to diffuse suspicion around the selection process, inform the proponent of ways to improve for the next process, and also provide the purchaser with valuable information for internal process improvement.

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