A private University recently partnered with eBridge on bid number 7. The bid was for all required furnishings for their new dormitory. The supplier list was originally restricted but the University was pleased to include many of the additional companies eBridge brought to the process. The simple response process allowed for a tight turnaround, which was a must since all furniture has to be ordered, manufactured and delivered for an April 2014 install date. Six companies were quickly identified and approved to participate. The bid event was extremely competitive bringing 362 bids with 38 first-place turnovers. The low bid price came in approximately 33% below the anticipated budget. The University is now reviewing the spec responses, bid pricing and furniture samples to determine which company offers the best overall value.