An improved system and apparatus for conducting secret bidding procedures. The apparatus provides for the reception of bidding data for a particular bid recipient in a particular division of a particular job. Once received, this information is stored and processed electronically. The bid information is collected until a preset date when the system automatically transmits a bid report detailing the bidders and their associated bids to each bid recipient. At a second preset date the system transmits a bid comparison report revealing only the amount of each bid to each of the bidders who submitted a bid for the particular division.