Republic Services
Working For Republic Contact Us Customer Service
Find Services

 

Find your Local Services

For your Home     For your Business

Procurement

 
Search
 
13_1_vendor_selection.jpg
 
Supplier Selection Process
 
As a national company with deep roots in the local communities we serve, Republic Services is committed to developing partnerships to help us build a best-in-class supply chain. The Republic Services supplier selection process enables us to source goods and services to meet the collective needs of the business at the highest quality and lowest total cost.

Six-Stage Supplier Selection Process
We utilize a multi-step sourcing process to identify industry-leading suppliers capable of delivering goods and services that consistently meet our business needs and provide us a competitive advantage. The graphic below illustrates our ongoing search and evaluation process.
 
 
 
Suppliers selected as a result of the supplier selection process will be designated as Preferred Suppliers for current and future business opportunities.
 
Electronic Sourcing
Republic Services uses ePro powered by Ariba®, an eSourcing tool, to automate the sourcing process and to quickly gather information from all participating suppliers. We conduct all major sourcing events through ePro.The events are by invitation only. Invited participants must be registered Republic Services vendors.

The following is a list of the types of online events in which interested suppliers might be able to participate:
  • Request for Information (RFI)
    Republic Services’ RFIs follow a format that can be used for comparative purposes as a standard business process whose purpose is to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers.
  • Request for Quotation (RFQ)
    Republic Services’ RFQs typically include comprehensive price per item, payment terms and product information as requested to support the bidding process.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)
    Republic Services’ RFPs typically involve more than a request for the price. Other requested information may include: basic corporate information and history, financial information (e.g., “can the company deliver without risk of bankruptcy?”), technical capability (used on major procurements of services where the item has not previously been made or where the requirement could be met by varying technical means), product information such as stock availability and estimated completion period, and customer references that can be checked to determine a company's suitability.
  • Reverse Auction
    Republic Services uses reverse auctions when appropriate to reverse the roles of buyer and seller, and have sellers compete to obtain business.
Catalog Management
Where applicable, Republic Services expects suppliers to provide the following types of electronic catalog functionality:
  • Punch Out Catalog
    This functionality makes it possible for buyers to access a supplier's website from within our procurement application.
  • CIF Catalog (Catalog Interchange Format)
    A CIF is an Excel-based catalog with ePro formatting built in.
  • Draft Cart
    An online shopping cart populated by a supplier that can be pulled by Republic Services’ buyers into our own procurement application.

Learn about our Preferred Supplier Program today.

Stay Informed

Get notified of new services, community news and special offers.
Subscribe by email today.
- Sorry! Please make sure your email address is entered correctly. Use the following format: email@emailaddress.com.
- Sorry! Please make sure your Zip code is entered correctly. Use the following format: #####.

Press Releases

  • Keith Pilot Of Las Vegas Named "Dri...

    Keith Pilot Of Las Vegas Named "Driver Of The Year" By Environmental Industry Associations

    Read Story
  • Danny McIntyre Of Las Vegas Named "...

    Danny McIntyre Of Las Vegas Named "Driver Of The Year" By Environmental Industry Associations

    Read Story
  • Gas-to-Energy Facility Opens

    Republic Services, Fortistar and ODEC dedicated a state-of-the-art landfill gas-to-energy plant in Virg...

    Read Story
  • Labor Secretary Hosted In SoCal

    U.S. Department of Labor launches federal workplace health & safety initiative at Republic Services’ An...

    Read Story
Republic Services is a proud member of    NSWMA BBB EREF GREEN BUILDING
Copyright © 2014 Republic Services, Inc.
Message for Internet Explorer 7 Users

Thank you for visiting republicservices.com. Unfortunately, your Web browser is not fully compatible with all of the features of this website. You may continue, but it's possible that you'll experience some visual errors while you're here.

In order to view this site and all of its features without these problems, please upgrade your Web browser to a more recent version of Internet Explorer or choose an alternate Web browser.
Please Read and Agree to the Following Before Proceeding