I am a consultant hired by agents who bid for contracts. I only have about three agents, but they routinely ask me to price out my work or say, "Hey, I'm making this bid, would you do this for $_?"
Now, AGENT X has disclosed their intended bid and the $_ they would pay me for my role. I didn't ask for the info, but I got it. Another agent (AGENT Z) is asking me to price out for the same project, his quote is a smaller/shorter bid than AGENT X's which is more involved/lengthier.
PROBLEM: I feel like I (and my price) is going to unduly influence which agent gets the project. I know too much!
What do I do? Do I say to AGENT Z - I can't quote you a price until you're awarded the job or you have to give me a price yourself. Do disclose that I'm involved in a conflict of interest - A competitor has already placed me in their confidence...
I would hate to get the job through AGENT Z and then AGENT X finds out. This is a small industry. The chance is high.