No award notification, contractor knowledge, and timely protest in Contract Administration Posted March 9 · Report reply 16 hours ago, charles said: If a Part 13 supply acquisition meets the no notice requirement (absent requesting award status), then how is a prospective contractor supposed to know whether she was an unsuccessfull supplier? What are you even trying to ask? Your previous sentence cites the two ways an offeror is notified of their lack of success: either by a required notice or by requesting notification. Assuming an prospective contractor wants to know whether she was unsuccessful, why wouldn't the contractor simply "request award status?" The premise of your line of questioning is silly.