Only one can win. The more so there is only one

Is that even possible? Listen. Council of the EU decided to open public/open tender for  a framework contract enabling its General Secretariat to access the ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’ database. There was just ONE (yes: 1) offer received, with the maxiprice €400.000. From the Economist Intelligence Unit, 26 Red Lion Square, London. But it is not funny at all.