This is the typical experience of a Life Science professional looking for a vendor:
You need a specialty vendor now for your next project!
You go to Sourcing which takes up to a week to search.
They come back with 3 names of multi-billion dollar companies that are generalists, not specialists.
You become dissatisfied with those results and decide to start your own search.
You go to your network and ask for referrals. It takes 1-2 weeks if your network has a referral who’s also a good fit for your needs.
If your network doesn’t have a referral, you start the google searching, where the most bid-on AdWords win your attention. Not necessarily the most qualified or top rated by your peers.
This process can take weeks to months.