A Bidder must respond to a deficiency notice from the Procurement Administrator requiring a clarification or additional information within the timeframe specified in the deficiency notice. Failure to respond within the specified timeframe may result in the rejection of the Bidder’s Part 2 Proposal. As stated in Paragraph VI.1.21, in no event will such deadline for a response to a deficiency notice by a Bidder be placed after 12 PM (noon) on the Bid Date. The Procurement Administrator will evaluate any such response by 1 PM on the Bid Date, at which point the Procurement Administrator will notify the Bidder whether its Bids will be evaluated. Thus, the 12 PM deadline is the time after which a Bidder will no longer be allowed to respond to a deficiency in the Part 2 Proposal while the 1 PM time is the deadline for the Procurement Administrator to evaluate responses to deficiencies in the Part 2 Proposal.