One issue that arises in post-award protests is whether debriefings extend the deadline to file a protest. Protestors have 10 days after a qualifying debriefing to file. An important reminder for potential protestors or for an intervenor moving GAO to dismiss the protest as untimely is that not all procurements require a debriefing. Only competitive procurements conducted under FAR Part 15 and task or delivery orders over $5.5M under FAR 16.505(b)(6) require a debriefing. Note – DOD debriefings and timelines are different.