A “debrief” could potentially take the heat out of a challenge and avoid a formal claim being brought in the courts, if the bidder is satisfied that it has understood the decision in more detail. On the other hand, debriefs can also inflame an already disgruntled bidder. However, we do not usually recommend providing debriefs, which are not required by the PCR 2015. The standstill letter, if compliantly drafted, should already contain relative advantages and characteristics of the winning bid, such that the unsuccessful bidder can understand why it did not win. If a debrief is offered, the sharing of “new” information with the bidder will “restart the clock” on the 30-day limitation period and extend out the time during which the procurement is at risk of challenge. If a formal challenge is already under way, the bidder can choose to abandon it at any point should it feel satisfied with its understanding of how the procurement was conducted. However, this would be very rare given that it is expensive to start a claim. A bidder who has commenced litigation will likely be a bidder who feels the merits of its case are strong and is not likely to be dissuaded by an offer of a meeting from the authority.