Local service contracts are often overlooked as a savings opportunity in healthcare. However, a hospital system in North Carolina was able to cut its water delivery costs by engaging with eBridge to run a reverse auction bid for the contract. Previously, the hospitals had four different vendors and variations in prices. eBridge worked with the procurement office to develop specifications for a bid, identify additional potential suppliers, trained the suppliers on the eBridge website, and hosted the online bid. Seven suppliers were approved by the hospital and the bid was broken into multiple lots. In the end, a local incumbent supplier earned all of the business, and the hospital system consolidated its contracts and lowered its costs.