No good ol' boy network here. All identities are masked during bidding to ensure each bidder is given a fair shake. Just healthy competition.
Compare bids from 10's to hundreds in seconds on an apples to apples basis. Metrics include price, schedule, proximity to job site, firm size, age of company, insurance, % of market, and more.
With this model, architecture firms and engineering firms focus less on marketing and more on deliverables. This moves your multipliers down and quality up.