Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do we know that our bid is being handled safely and properly?

A: All participants on the Marketplace are fully and regularly vetted by Enviro 21. All pertinent material will be available in a PDF. Only qualified vendors and generators may participate.

Q: What if problems develop?

A: You are in a direct business relationship not only with Enviro 21 but also with the generator/vendor handling the project. But Enviro 21 offers mediation and another layer of dispute resolution.

Q: Who handles the money?

A: All fees are between our clients and the winning vendor. Enviro 21 does not handle the money.

Q: What areas of service are Enviro 21 most involved with?

A: Enviro 21 will handle any hard-good or service contract requires bidding. Some areas of focus are: municipal solid waste contracts, paving, demolition projects, hazardous waste removal, asbestos abatement, landscaping, transportation, and any other contracts that require bidding.

Q: What are the benefits of a reverse auction?

A: Reverse auctions have been proven to generate competition and incur cost-savings for the institutions that utilize them. According to the GSA, reverse auctions yield a 10% – 40% savings when used to bid out service contracts.

Q: Will you help us develop the RFP?

A: Absolutely. We will review any current or past documentation and advise and discuss the new RFP with your engineer, solicitor, or any individual responsible for your procurement process.

Q: How do we determine the starting price of a reverse auction?

A: While Enviro 21 does not set the starting price for any of our auctions, our experts will work closely with your team and will advise on what we believe is the best opening value. Some factors we take into consideration are: market conditions, industry trends, current rate, and bid history.

Q: What if we don’t get any bidders?

A: Enviro 21’s Reverse Auction Marketplace includes complete service in conducting, setting up, and administrating the reverse auction. If no bidders participate Enviro 21 will work with you and assist on a total re-bid.

There are many reasons why some auctions do not receive any bids, including timing, price, and the scope of work. Should no bids be received, Enviro 21 will review the materials and any feedback provided by participating vendors and will give you recommendations on adjustments for a re-bid.

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