I am looking to develop a website/company that will bring together independent restaurants and food distributors. The concept will be sort of like a "Priceline" but for the restaurant industry. Independent restaurants will join and have a portal where they can select the food items they want to purchase. These items will go into a shopping cart where enrolled Food Distributors (Vendors) will be able to "bid" on the order and submit a quote. The restaurant will then have the option to choose the lowest quote and place their order with that vendor. There will be many other features that involve reporting, price comparison tools, and tools to help restaurants lower their food costs. There will also need to be a Vendor portal which allows the vendor to post their products and pricing, reach out to prospective customers and offer incentives and new products, etc. Here is a link to a company that offers a similar service [url removed, login to view] to give you an idea of the concept and what the website would need to provide.