Waste Management Tenders πŸ—‘οΈ: If you work in a large corporation with many sites and varied waste and recycling requirements, waste management tenders may be something that will come across your desk at some point in the future.

In this blog, we will cover everything you need to know about running successful waste management tenders and also how Waster can help you in the process.

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About Waster

Whilst Waster is designed for small and medium companies, we can also provide waste management and recycling services to many large corporates throughout Australia. We work on requests for tender processes when companies are seeking the services of waste management and recycling companies.

By using our network of leading providers for all waste streams (bins and grease trap cleaning), we can ensure that you get the best price and most reliable service for all general waste, recycling, and liquid services all across Australia.

We can ensure that you receive one invoice. You do not have to manage disparate suppliers, whether your location is in metro Melbourne or Wagga Wagga.

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What are the first steps in a good waste management tender process?

I used to work for a quite significant waste company. We replied to many tenders for waste management and recycling services. Some of the biggest mistakes I saw companies make included the following:

  • basically not understanding what they were buying,
  • focusing purely on the price but ignoring the actual real additional costs, and
  • fooling themselves and refusing to listen to relevant details from suppliers

I will cover each of these below.


Know that what you are buying is vital

In most companies, a waste management tender process will only come around every couple of years. A contract may last 2-4 years, and then the staff in charge of running that tender will move off to another subject area.

This means that buyers often know very little about waste and recycling. Of course, the buyers will then make lots of mistakes in the process.

Whilst waste and recycling are basically simple concepts – the difficulties appear in the huge geographic area of Australia. Not every service is available in every area – and no one company covers the entire country. Knowing recycling and landfill sites, waste management facilities and truck fleets is vital.

This means that you need to shop around to get the best coverage and service for each waste stream in each area.

It is also vital to know if there are hidden extras, or if your supplier can really deliver on their promise.

In many corporate-run tender processes, the invitation to tender only goes out to a small number of suitably qualified and experienced national suppliers. In many cases, smaller operators will be better in many areas!


Do not try to be too strict with the rate card

Another common error we see is that a company will be very strict with the rate card and seek to commoditise the services too much.

Of course, it is vital to get the service at the best price. But, not all services are equal. It is vital to get good service, which you can expect to get from a waste management tender process. There can be differences in services provided, one company may recycle 50% of general waste, hence it may be slightly more expensive than another that sends it all to landfill.

Waste management tenders process

Knowing what your corporate objectives are and knowing what is available in the market is vital.


Do not fool yourself; you will pay dearly later!

A tender process can sometimes be seen as ending once the winner has been selected.

In reality, that is when the work really begins. You need to roll out the contract. And, in waste management tenders, this can mean rolling out hundreds of bins across all your locations and managing many suppliers.

All of this effort and cost needs to be factored in at the beginning when making a decision.

The price on the rate card does not always capture all the details.


Take waste management tendering seriously

As you have read above, the waste management tenders process comes with a number of benefits that can help any company score a contract with the best service and pricing, completely balanced.

Companies must not take their eyes off of the benefits. Below, we state some of the advantages tenders give to you when searching for the best waste disposal, collection, and recycling services:

Best pricing – The tender process can give you a wide array of market pricing from different waste management companies. There, you can find the most competitive value from the marketplace wherein what pricing they offer is what they also execute in terms of service.

Measuring the quality of service – A waste management tender can give you a background of what you are procuring from the market. From the various services they offer that align with your needs, their insights on your current waste operations and references from others who have had contracts with them, you can discover which waste management company fit the bill.

On your own terms – Essentially, you know what is best for your company. Therefore, those listed at the tender will have to agree with your own terms. They can bargain every term with you that they deem helpful with what you want.


Conclusion on waste management tenders

Waster can really help you in your waste management tenders. We know every aspect of the recycling and waste management services market in Australia. We can get you the best price, as well as the best service.

Waster manages the suppliers on an ongoing basis. We can provide you with a single monthly invoice, reporting and point of contact. With this, you do not have to sweat the small stuff. You can leave that to us!

Contact us today and we will see how we can help you.

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