Evaluation criteria very vague in For Beginners Only Posted April 13 · Report reply Contracting Cowboy, Delivery schedule wouldn't be a "minor detail", if the government determines delivery is a critical element for award (e.g., "time is of the essence'). Regarding FAR 15.304(d), I never understood why the government wouldn't want to disclose the rating methods in the solicitation. We have nothing to hide, so why not disclose the rating methods in the solicitation. For transparency sake- if anything at all. When I started working at one agency, the contracting office didn't disclose the rating methods in the solicitations. I asked the contracting officers why, and they said "The program office told us not to." The program office's excuse was, "We'll provide the methods when we start evaluating the technical proposals." Whenever the contracting office asked the program office to provide rating methods, the program office would elevate the issue to the procurement executive level.