Vendors should always state, on the bid form, the number of days required before delivery of a product can be made, or they should indicate the specific date upon which delivery will be made. The time required for delivery may be one of the most important considerations in determining who shall be awarded the bid. Successful bidders will be expected to deliver the materials and/or services they are providing within the specified time. If delivery dates cannot be met, Purchasing must be notified immediately. Purchasing will decide, after notification of late delivery, what action should be taken.