There are workarounds or a workflow can be configured using approvals to ensure that an auction with a single supplier does not get published accidentally. Even if it happens there is always an option to edit the event to update missing suppliers.
Having said that, there could be a need for record keeping purposes say as a company policy to get the bid recorded in an auction where no real auction case feasible/exists. Say you have a offline bid from the vendor and so to get it into the system you create the auction with single vendor and surrogate bid.
This is a completely hypothetical and personal view and off-course not a reccomendation.
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Are you asking why we allow an auction to be published with just 1 supplier? We don't always know how customers will use our solutions and they have surprised us in the past with unquite use cases they wanted to solve. So we don't want to restrict them just because the particular use case is not obvious to us. We do allow for an approval task to be attached ot the event so a review can review the event and not not approve if the event is not what the organization wants to be published.