The procurement activity is included as part of the overall project schedule. Tracking/reporting of procurement activity is made against this schedule. A schedule for Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s) is developed, specification development and purchasing activity is monitored using this schedule for these activities. Forecast’s of long delivery and critical equipment is developed for initial action. A detailed Material Status Report (MSR) is prepared to track and report engineering drawing and equipment delivery status. The MSR tracks by equipment piece number, the required dates of drawing submittal and return, and the original schedule and current delivery dates. This report is made available to the client.