At the company I work for we are required to get at least 3 quotes before we make a purchase.
I have just taken over ordering stock like toners, printers, computers etc.. and the previous person used to share the word of other companies with one specific supplier.
I think this prevents us from getting the best price possible as it looks like the supplier just under cuts the other quotes by a fraction to get the sale.
How can I professionally turn down his request when he asks me what the other quotes are coming in at?
So far I'm just telling the supplier that we don't have any other quotes yet.