Due to a Freedom of Information request, this is an ideal insight into how RIBA architecture competitions work.A curious understanding how these competitions are run and how a firm can go from shortlist to winner. The minimum specifications as per the tender have to be met to stand a chance - all shortlisted architecture firms are likely to have met this to get shortlisted. The decision is weighted over two methods:40% is financial (commercial in confidence, only Suffolk County Council sees this), and 60% is 'quality' through a 'Tender Evaluation Scoresheet'The evaluation criteria is as follows:- The scoring system for the competition (quality) is as follows:- The Tender Evaluation Scoresheets for the shortlisted architecture firms are as follows:-Adamson Associates with William Matthews Associates and Ney & PartnersFoster + PartnersKnight Architects with MRG StudioMarc MimramWilkinson Eyre with FHECOR and EADON ConsultingKind of Suffolk County Council to share these. It is a shame they are not released as protocol for both transparency and educational reasons, so the public knows how the tender process works for large public projects. I have certainly learned a lot!