How it works?
www.h2bid.com is a global procurement portal offering tenders, bids, and contract opportunities exclusively for water and wastewater utilities. H2bid.com is a global portal catering to the needs of vendors and buyers of all sectors of water and wastewater utilities.
All construction, engineering, architecture, consultation bids and tenders for products, services and projects from all sectors of Water and Wastewater industries are offered for easy procurement.
H2bid offers services in global sewer construction, Dams Construction tenders, Dams Construction bids and tenders for Submersible pumps,Global reverse osmosis contracts.
www.h2bid.com is a vertical market infomediary fort the water and wastewater industries. Here is how H2bid works:
- Water and wastewater utilities post their contract opportunities for FREE.
- Vendors search and download the contract opportunities.
- Vendors can register for FREE email alerts of contract opportunities
Benefits to Water and Wastewater Utilities
Water and Wastewater utilities can post their bids or tenders on www.h2bid.com FREE of cost. The utilities can register and start posting their tenders and bids immediately. They enjoy global responses without incurring any costs on their side. Vendors respond directly to the utilities for the posted tenders and bids. H2bid.com is a centralized procurement website for all Water and Wastewater utilities around the world.
Benefits to Vendors
Vendors have the option of either becoming a Basic User or a Subscriber. Vendors register for FREE as a Basic Users, then search and purchase bids and tenders for USD 7.95. Registered Users can upgrade themselves to Subscribers at any time. Basic Users can become subscribers by registering and paying USD 5.25 per month. Subscribers can purchase the tenders and bids at a reduced rate of $4.95.
After logging in, the users and subscribers are treated to an exclusive domain where they have many options. There is facility to change password, edit profile, or change email address. Contract opportunities can be placed in a Bid Folder for later review. Before purchase, the selected bids, tenders can be stacked in the Bid Folder, and purchase can be made from the Membersâ€™ Domain at a later time.
Categories of Bids
Open Bid - Response Due Date is more than 24 hours away
Closing Bid - Response Due Date is expiring within 24 hours, or has expired within last 24 hours
Closed Bid - Response Due Date expired more than 24 hours ago
Special Offer Bid - Bid offered at Special Price till it becomes a Closed Bid
Sub Categories of Water and Wastewater Utilities
H2bid.com has all sectors of Water and Wastewater utilities in the defined Categories and is always updating sub categories so that the user can determine the nature of the tender or bid he is going to purchase. To explain in detail, if the user wants to purchase contract opportunities in the Category “Pumps” there is a wide array in the “Subcategory”
|Pump Installation||Pumps - Diaphragm|
|Drives - Variable||Pumps - Enclosures|
|Pump Installation||Pumps - High Pressure|
|Pump Repair||Pumps - Hydraulic|
|Pump Testing||Pumps - Magnetic Drive|
|Pumping System Components||Pumps - Metering|
|Pumping Systems||Pumps - Monitoring|
|Pumps||Pumps - Portable|
|Pumps - Boiler Feed||Pumps - Sewage|
|Pumps - Centrifugal||Pumps - Submersible|
|Pumps - Chemical Feed||Pumps - Sump|
|Pumps - Controls||Pumps - Turbine|
|Pumps - Deep Well||Pump Station|
H2bid offers comprehensive information regarding global waste water tenders, global wastewater bids, water treatment and recycling, wastewater Treatment and recycling and International Desalination tenders, Global wastewater contracts and in fact all water and wastewater utilities.
Sub Categories Examples
H2bid.com is a B2B site for the global government tenders and government bids and contract opportunities of water and wastewater industries. A discussion forum is to be integrated with the site so that all water related discussions can be held and the outcome will be instructive to the participants and observers.
H2bid.com is client oriented and utmost care and importance is given in selecting the Subcategories under each category so that the maximum possible indication is given before the actual purchase is made . For example, the category of â€œMetersâ€ and â€œFiltersâ€ are classified under Sub category as under:
|Automatic Meter Reading||Meters - Current|
|Automatic Meter Reading Services||Meters - Displacement|
|Brass||Meters - Enclosures|
|Caps - Brass||Meters - Fire Service|
|Caps - Nuts & Bolts||Meters - Flow Tube|
|Lead Free Brass||Meters - Hydrant|
|Meter Boxes||Meters - Installation|
|Meter Couplings & Yokes||Meters - Leather Gaskets|
|Meter Locks||Meters - Locking Devices|
|Meter Parts||Meters - Magnetic|
|Meter Reading||Meters - Multijet|
|Meter Reading & Related Services||Meters - Multipath|
|Meter Reading Service||Meters - Propeller|
|Meter Reading Systems||Meters - Rate & Totalizer|
|Meter Reading, Billing & Payment Processing Service||Meters - Recording|
|Meter Registers - Remote-Reading||Meters - Single-Jet|
|Meter Services||Meters - Testing, Repairs & Installation|
|Meter Sizing Systems||Meters - Truck Fill Stations|
|Meter Testers||Meters - Turbine|
|Meter Testing Services & Repair||Meters - Ultrasonic|
|Meters||Meters - Ultraviolet|
|Meters - Calibration||Meters - Venturi|
|Meters - Compound||Meters - Water|
H2Bid.com can help lead you to International Desalination tenders, Global desalination bids, Drainage and sanitation tenders, Drainage and sanitation bids, Potable Water Tenders, Government tenders for water utilities and many more.
Types of Searches
Open Bids - Displays ALL bids and tenders by Country. It can be sorted by Category, Description, or Response Due Date. The Description provides summary information about the bid or tender. The full details can be purchased in a few short steps from. Open bids are indicated by a green color icon.
Closing Bids - Displays tenders and bids whose Response Due Date is expiring within 24 hours, or has expired within last 24 hours. The closing bids are indicated by a red color icon.
Latest Postings - Displays bids and tenders posted in the site in the last seven days. This display can also be sorted by Category, Description , or Response Due Date. The Description provides summary information about the bid or tender. The full details can be purchased in a few short steps from.
Advanced Search helps the user to narrow a search by Category, Subcategory, Country, UNSPSC Code, Response Due Date, Input Date, Document Type or Keyword. There is also facility to search by Document ID, if known. The user can search by document number (each bid or tender on H2bid has a unique document number.) The Search by Document is further classified into:
- Search by Open bids
- Search by Closed bids
- Search by Both
As the name suggests, Search by Open Bids, displays live open bids and tenders..
Search by Input Date refers to the dates on which the postings were made in www.h2bid.com
Search by UNSPSC Code refers to search and display by the UNSPSC Code.
There is a global search by Country or keyword in the homepage.
Free Email Alerts
Premium users can register for free email alerts for the categories specified by them. There is no delay in the email alerts. The email alert reaches the mail box of the user as soon as the contract opportunity is posted in the site.
H2bid can help you in searching global desalination bids, Drainage and sanitation tenders, Drainage and sanitation bids and Potable Water Tenders,International Desalination tenders.
Categories of Procurement Notices
The bids, tenders, and other contract opportunities are categorized as follows:
- Analytical Services and Testing Labs
- Back Flow Prevention
- Chemical Feed Equipment
- Coatings and Linings
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Construction & Maintenance Equipment
- Consulting Services
- Corrosion Control / Cathodic Protection Equipment
- Customer Information Systems & Billing
- Disinfection Equipment & Systems
- Equipment Distributors
- Geographic Information Systems
- Hydrants /Accessories / Parts
- Laboratory & Field Testing Equipment
- Leak Detection
- Pipeline Drilling & Tapping Equipment
- Process Control & Data Management System
- Safety Equipment
- Sewer Misc
- Sewer System Construction & Repairs
- Treatment Plant Equipment
- Treatment Plant Systems
- Water / Wastewater
- Water Misc
- Well Systems & Equipment
While posting contract opportunities, the opportunities are further narrowed to relevant Sub-categories so that the user gets the maximum information before actual purchase of the bid.
You can use www.h2bid.com to search Potable Water Bids, Global tenders for sanitation, Global tenders for Water utilities, Government tenders for water utilities and for many more bids and tenders dealing with water utilities.
Purchase of Bid, Tender, Procurement Notice
The payment and purchase of procurement notices can be effected in easy simple steps. Credit and Debit Cards can be used for purchase. And immediately after the process of the Credit or Debit Card, the purchased bid, tender is displayed in the screen thus enabling the purchaser to copy or take print outs. There is facility to buy multiple bids.
Other Services Offered
www.h2bid.com As value added services, the site provides latest news for the Water and Wastewater industries. An enewsletter is published every month and is forwarded to the subscribers of newsletter. The enewsletter gives the latest tenders or bids posted and also the other updates in the site.
Requests of Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotes(RFQs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs), Request for Tenders(RFTs) are the different types or procurement notices and these are posted in www.h2bid.com in the appropriate category.
The Procurement notices are added everyday and care is taken to substantiate the validity of the tenders. Government tenders, federal tenders, global government bids, in all sectors of Water and Wastewater utilities from around the world are posted when they become available.
H2bid.com can provide all information about Global tenders for water meters, Global Reverse osmosis contracts, Global wastewater contracts, Global water contract opportunities,Drainage and sanitation tenders, Global contracts for pipelines and host of other bids and contracts dealing with water and wastewater utilities, globally.
Active and Happy Bidding!!!!!!!!!!
One Stand Information
One Stand Information of Worldwide Water Bids
H2bid.com makes available to the user all global water and wastewater contract opportunities that are available to bid or tender. The user need not go out of the site for any reference in search for active global water bids, global water tenders, global water tenders, or global wastewater tenders.
If the user is interested in drainage and sanitation bids, all he or she has to do is select the category â€œSewer System Construction and Repairâ€ and select the Sub category â€œSewer System Construction.â€All of the global tenders for sanitation are listed in the search display.
The display lists Document Number, Country, Category, Short description and Response Due Date. When Short Description link is clicked, the additional details of State or Province, Sub Category, UNSPSC Code, Estimated Project Cost, (if available) are listed to help the user in deciding the purchase of that particular bid or tender.
The user can purchase it right away or save it in his Bid Folder and decide about the purchase at a later date. There is an option of saving it because there is no need to search for the document again.
H2bid offers information for international bids and tenders in respect of global sewer construction, Dams Construction tenders, Global wastewater contracts, Dams Construction bids and tenders for Submersible pumps and many other aspects dealing with water and wastewater utilities..
Released Procurement Notice
H2bid.com strives towards absolute customer satisfaction and delivers the complete available details regarding the tender or bid. The purchased procurement notice consists of details of the Issuing Authority, complete contact details with name, mailing address, phone, fax, email. The phone and fax numbers are given with complete details of the Country Code and area code. If any pdf document was released while the tender was released by the Utility, the same is attached with the procurement notice. In a nutshell, whatever is made available to the public by the Issuing Authority is made available in www.h2bid.com also.
If a vendor wants to know the details of all the open water meter bids in United States, he or she has to type â€œMetersâ€ in Category and select â€œMeter-Waterâ€ from the menu of sub category, put â€œUnited States â€œin â€œCountry â€œin Global Search in the homepage and all the open contract opportunities in United States in the specified category will be listed out. If global tenders of water meter are needed, the user has to select â€œAllâ€ in the Country selection.
The contact us link in the site is directed to the Customer Care and assistance is offered at the earliest possible time. Guidance and clarifications in choosing tenders are provided. Efforts at every step are taken to give optimum satisfaction to the site users.
Public utilities are most commonly involved in the business of supplying consumers with water and other necessary services. Such an industry is said to be â€œaffected with a public interestâ€ and therefore subject to a degree of government regulation from which other businesses are exempt.
Procurement is the acquisition of goods or services at the best possible total cost of ownership, in the right quantity, at the right time, in the right place for the direct benefit or use of the governments, corporations, or individuals generally via contract
As a unique Water/Wastewater entity â€“ info mediary, online market, Internet market, exchange - H2bid.com is committed to getting more public utilities to post their Water and Wastewater contract opportunities on the site and receiving responses from around the globe. This permits utilities to achieve maximum transparency and competition.
H2bid.com can help you in searching global desalination bids, Drainage and sanitation tenders, Global contracts for pipelines, Drainage and sanitation bids and Potable Water Tenders; in fact any work dealing with water and wastewater utilities world wide.
Basic Terms in Water and Wastewater Treatment
Drinking water quality is regulated. In many jurisdictions, standards are set for approximately 90 contaminants in drinking water. For each of these contaminants a legal limit, called a maximum contaminant level, is set and if that limit is exceeded, it requires a certain treatment. Water suppliers will not provide water that doesn't meet the drinking water standards. Water that meets these standards is safe to drink and every water utility providing drinking water sees that this standard is maintained. Water Treatment Plant:
A water treatment plant should produces drinking water that is free of bacteria, sparkling clean and without an objectionable taste or odor. Depending on the location of the well water or reservoir, the quality of the untreated water, and the local codes and standards for water quality, the plant may put the water through several treatments. Although treatment processes vary from plant to plant, there are three basic processes: coagulation and settling, filtration and disinfection. There are a number of ways to purify water. Chemical purification of above ground water is mandatory in all states. Since most areas lack alternate filtering mechanisms, such as ozone treatment, chlorine is used as the most common sterilizing agent.
Wastewater Treatment Plant:
The process carried out in treatment of wastewater is briefed below:
- Screening - Wastewater entering the wastewater treatment plant includes items like wood, rocks, even dead animals. If they are not removed, they could cause problems later in the treatment process. Most of these materials are sent to a landfill.
- Pumping - Wastewater treatment plants are located on low ground, often near a river into which treated water can be released. If the plant is built above ground level, the wastewater has to be pumped up to the aeration tanks. From here on, gravity takes over to move the wastewater through the treatment process.
- Aerating - One of the first steps that a wastewater treatment facility can do is to just shake up the sewage and expose it to air. This causes some of the dissolved gases (such as hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs) that taste and smell bad to be released from the water. Wastewater enters a series of long, parallel concrete tanks. Each tank is divided into two sections. In the first section, air is pumped through the water. In the second sectionâ€¦(please finish the point). As organic matter decays, it uses up oxygen. Aeration replenishes the oxygen. Bubbling oxygen through the water also keeps the organic material suspended while it forces 'grit' (sand and other small, dense particles) to settle out. Grit is pumped out of the tanks and taken to landfills.
- Sludge removal - Wastewater enters the second section or sedimentation tanks. Here, the sludge (the organic portion of the sewage) settles out of the wastewater and is pumped out of the tanks. Some of the water is removed in a step called thickening and then the sludge is processed in large tanks called digesters.
- Scum removal - As sludge settles at the bottom of the sedimentation tanks, lighter materials floats up to the surface. This â€˜scumâ€™ includes grease, oils, plastics, and soap. Slow-moving rakes skim the scum off the surface of the wastewater. Scum is thickened and pumped to the digesters along with the sludge. Filtration is also used in sewage treatment in many cities. The liquid sewage is filtered through a substance, usually sand, by the action of gravity. This method gets rid of almost all bacteria, reduces turbidity and color, removes odors, reduces the amount of iron, and removes most other solid particles that remained in the water.
- Killing bacteria - Wastewater flows finally into a 'chlorine contact' tank, where the chemical chlorine is added to kill bacteria, which could pose a health risk. The chlorine is mostly eliminated as the bacteria are destroyed, but sometimes it must be neutralized by adding other chemicals. This protects fish and other marine organisms, which can be harmed by the smallest amounts of chlorine. The treated water (called effluent) is then discharged to a local river or the ocean.
Desalination is the process of converting saline water into fresh, drinkable water. Seawater desalination is a process that removes salts and other impurities from seawater. This process is used in many areas of the world where fresh water is scarce. Seawater desalination produces very safe, high-quality water suitable for drinking and other potable water uses. The future seawater desalination facilities will use reverse osmosis technology, regarded as the most efficient and cost-effective desalination process. Reverse osmosis uses semi permeable membranes to separate fresh water from seawater.
Reverse osmosis is often used in commercial and residential water filtration. It is also one of the methods used to desalinate seawater. Sometimes reverse osmosis is used to purify liquids in which water is an undesirable impurity. Reverse osmosis occurs when the water is moved across the membrane against the concentration gradient, from lower concentration to higher concentration. To illustrate, imagine a semi permeable membrane with fresh water on one side and a concentrated aqueous solution on the other side. If normal osmosis takes place, the fresh water will cross the membrane to dilute the concentrated solution. In reverse osmosis, pressure is exerted on the side with the concentrated solution to force the water molecules across the membrane to the fresh water side.
A water meter measures the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet. The readings from your water meter determine the amount you are charged every month on your water bill. There are two basic types of water meters - straight reading and circular reading. The straight reading meter records the cubic feet of water used in much the same way that a car's odometer records miles. The dial with a single hand measures tenths of a cubic foot. The circular reading meter uses a series of circular dials to record cubic feet of water used. To read this type of meter, start with the 100,000 circle, then read the 10,000 circle, and so forth on down to the circle that reads in 1 cubic foot increments. If a hand is between two numbers, always read the lower number.