DoD’s enhanced post-award debriefings allow offerors – within two days of a debriefing – to submit questions related to the debriefing. The agency must respond to the questions within 5 business days after receipt of the questions.
The rule will extend the time for filing a protest, provided it is filed not later than five days after the agency answers the follow-on questions. It is important for contractors to understand that their time for filing a protest begins to run once the agency answers the initial questions. Additional questions after the agency has answered the first set of questions does not further extend the protest filing deadline.