Report Why all the "Award without discussions" talk? in For Beginners Only Posted December 7, 2018 9 hours ago, Desparado said: If those were the true reasons, I would agree. However in practice it has been my experience (and all other 1102s that I have spoken with) that the unsuccessful offerors use debriefings as a way to try to find a loophole so they can submit a protest (which statistics show they will more than likely lose anyway). Written debriefings is the only way to go, imho. Not my experience. If the CO knows what he or she did and why, and if he or she can clearly demonstrate this knowledge, the contractors will be deterred. If the CO cannot/ will not provide the info, the contractor can obtain it only via a protest.