Blind bidding is the act of providing a competitive bid for customized equipment and/or equipment that otherwise requires an assessment to determine the
appropriate technology, without assessing the client’s needs prior to providing the competitive bid or without clearly disclosing the necessity of independently
evaluating the client's needs. Without the benefit of this independent assessment, it must be fully disclosed, in writing, that the bid should be considered
for comparative purposes only and is not an agreement to provide such equipment without performing an independent assessment of the client.