Vendors should always state the number of working 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. Later delivery of an item, which has a critical delivery date, may be cause to refuse the shipment when it arrives. All quotes are to include delivery and any shipping/delivery charges to the end user department.