bid vs. bidding

After all the commotion, the successful _______ has yet to be formally accepted by the chief executi

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After all the commotion, the successful bidding has yet to be formally accepted by the chief executive officer.

Is 'bidding' a wrong choice of word in the above sentence?
 

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I'd use 'bid' or 'bidder', not'bidding' because we are interested in the people or the content of their bid, not the action of making it. ;-)
 
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