How it works?
H2bid provides data and information services related to procurement in the global water and wastewater utility (water utility”) industries. H2bid is the leading source for information about bids, tenders, and other contract opportunities from water utilities and wastewater utilities.
H2bid covers all types of bid and tender opportunities in the water and wastewater industries, including water system bids, water treatment bids, water pipe bids, water utility construction bids, dredging bids, trenchless technology bids, SCADA bids, sewage treatment bids, consulting bids, desalination bids, chemical bids, architecture, consulting engineering, water meter bids, manhole cover bids, water tank bids, dam bids, submersible pump bids, reverse osmosis bids, pump bids, water tank bids, water main bids, wastewater treatment plant bids, desalination tenders, wastewater project tenders, water project bids, wastewater project bids, sewer contracts, and more.
www.h2bid.com is a vertical exchange for the water and wastewater industries. Here is how H2bid works:
- Water and wastewater utilities post their contract opportunities for FREE.
- After purchasing a trial or annual Premium Membership, vendors can search and download the contract opportunities.
- Premium Members receive daily email alerts of new contract opportunities (the email alerts can be customized by keywords).
Benefits to Water and Wastewater Utilities
Water and Wastewater utilities can post their bids or tenders on www.h2bid.com FREE of cost. Utilities can also use our user-friendly electronic bidding software to conduct the entire bidding process (from announcement to award) online. Water and wastewater utilities can register and start posting their tenders and bids immediately. Utilities can enjoy global responses without incurring any costs on their side. Vendors respond directly to the utilities for the posted tenders and bids. H2bid, Inc. is a centralized procurement website for all water and wastewater utilities around the world.
Benefits to Vendors
Vendors that become Premium members gain access to the leading source for contract opportunities from water and wastewater utilities. H2bid is the only bid information service that is exclusively dedicated to bids and tender information from water utilities and wastewater (sewer) utilities. Vendors have the option of purchasing a trial (14-day) or annual (12-month) Premium Membership. Vendors can often obtain specifications, plans, planholder lists, bid tabulations, contract awards, and more when they are made publicly available by the utility.
After logging in, Premium Members have several tools where they have many options. There is the ability to change their password, edit the profile, customize email alerts, customize the new bid display, or change the email address. Contract opportunities can be placed in a Bid Folder for later review.
Bid Designations – Short Descriptions
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
e-Bid - Response to the bid may be submitted online via H2bid Bid
Bid Designations – Longer Descriptions/Color Codes
Open Bid - Displays all open 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 Bid - Displays closing 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.
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.)
As our database grows, there will be the capability to conduct global searches by country or keyword in the homepage.
Premium users receive email alerts for the categories and keywords they have designated. The email alerts are sent daily to the email address of Premium Members.
H2bid's email alerts cover all categories of water utility bids and wastewater utility bids, including water pipe bids, wastewater treatment bids, water system bids, water treatment plant bids, water construction bids, filtration bids, manhole cover bids, desalination bids, consulting bids, drainage and sanitation tenders, drainage and sanitation bids, and potable water tenders, and 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.
Sub Categories of Water and Wastewater Utilities
H2bid has a wide array of categories and subcategories from all sectors of the Water and Wastewater utility industries, for example:
|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|
Sub Categories - Examples
H2bid is a B2B/B2G site for global government tenders and government bids and contract opportunities in the water and wastewater industries. H2bid is client-focused and we have carefully selected subcategories under each category to enhance the organization of bid information, for example:
|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 can help you locate international desalination tenders, global desalination bids, drainage and sanitation tenders, drainage and sanitation bids, potable water tenders, government tenders for water utilities and more.
You can use www.h2bid.com to search for 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.
Requests of Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs), Request for Tenders (RFTs) are just some of the different types or procurement notices that are posted in www.h2bid.com .
We have a growing database. The procurement notices are added everyday and care is taken to substantiate the accuracy of the bids and tenders. Government tenders, sewer tenders, global water projects, in all sectors of the water and wastewater utility industries are added and increasingly from around the world.
H2bid will expand to 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 a host of other bids and contracts dealing with water and wastewater utilities, globally.
Details in the Procurement Notices
H2bid strives towards absolute customer satisfaction and delivers the complete available details regarding the tender or bid. The 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 documents (i.e., plans, specifications, planholder lists, etc.) are released with the bid or tender it 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
If you contact us, we promise timely responses. We can also provide guidance and search assistance, or clarifications in setting up your profile. We strive for optimum satisfaction by our site’s users.
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.