§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are used in evaluating the cost of risk assessed as attaching to bids to supply goods and services to the MoD; and whether bidders are informed of(a) such criteria and (b) their effect on their bids. 
§ Mr. Ingram
In evaluating bids for the supply of goods and services the Ministry of Defence will assess risk in terms of likely Performance against the requirement; Timeliness of delivery and Cost. MOD employs various tools for bid evaluation including risk questionnaires and Three-Point Estimating.
In line with the Codes of Best Practice agreed between MOD and the Defence Industry it is now standard practice for the MOD to make available to bidders the criteria and weightings used in the tender evaluation process.