You submitted the Excel spreadsheet with the pricing and the lead partner nearly blew a gasket. This is WAY too much money! You’ll need to go through your spreadsheet and figure out how to cut at least 30% from the budget, and you will need to defend every one of your choices by line item. You will also need to write a short business case (1-2) pages on why you want to use the vendors you chose. Include data on warranties and reliability, price, expected useful life, etc. Look at customer reviews and find out what they hated and loved about this product.
Submit your proposal with the revised budget in APA forma