7 CFR § 4285.70 - Evaluation criteria.
(1) Focus on a practical solution to a significant problem involving one or more of the following on a cooperative business basis: the preparation for market, processing, packaging, handling, storing, transporting, distributing, or marketing of agricultural products. (35%)
(2) Adequacy, soundness, and appropriateness of the proposed approach to solve the identified problem. (30%)
(3) Feasibility and probability of success of project solving the problem. (10%)
(b) In addition, the cost relative to the expected research results will be considered in determining the awarding of the agreements.