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ITAD RFP Best Practices

ITAD RFP’s can be a strenuous and tedious task to develop especially when identifying key questions to ask potential vendors. From time to time, SMR has been asked to assist with the creation of an ITAD or Electronics Recycling RFP. 

At SMR, our team of world-class ITAD and Electronics Recycling professionals can provide a consultation on preparing the proper ITAD RFP for your organization. Too often RFP’s are written by Procurement instead of the IT Asset Manager which creates a heavy emphasis on pricing over service. At SMR, we realize pricing is important to every enterprise organization but finding the correct ITAD provider who will provide the highest level of data security while maximizing revenue for their clients is paramount. In the ITAD industry, service should always come before price.

Key Areas of an ITAD RFP

Prominent Areas of Concentration

  • Company History & Background

  • Executive Summary

  • RFP Scope

  • Requirements of the Vendor

  • Evaluation Criteria & Timeline of the RFP

  • Contact Information for both the Company & ITAD Vendor

  • RFP Vendor Questionnaire

  • RFP Responses

  • RFP Pricing

  • Certifications

    • Are they R2 Certified? What ISO/OHSAS certifications do they have?

  • Components Harvesting

    • In-house or third-party downstream?

  • Data Security

    • Data Erasure

    • Data Sanitization

    • Physical Destruction

  • Logistics

    • In-house team or third-party?

  • Recycling

    • In-house or third-party downstream?

  • Redeployment

    • Does the vendor have the means to redeploy assets back to your company?

  • Remarketing

    • What kind of outlets does the ITAD provider have for resale?

    • What is their overall market share?

    • Do they sell in the US only or internationally too?

COMING SOON!!! SMR whitepaper on writing an ITAD RFP with sample questions and more. Check back soon for your FREE downloadable copy.

What Makes SMR Different? 

SMR is the industry leader in finding companies efficiencies in the reverse supply chain relating to old IT assets (computing, mobile, telecom, storage, auto, and more). Critical technical capabilities lie in our maintenance and continuous growth of our “partner network” at all points in the supply chain (ODM/OEM, 3PL/reverse logistics, end-users, and even other material recovery providers). SMR strives to increase valve for our clients while minimizing risk and maximizing revenue.

 

We disposition excess End-of-Life (EOL) IT assets and buy back essential parts, to extend the ever-shortening product lifecycles in our increasingly hardware-centric world. We provide a tiered software visibility solution that allows our partners to track disposition transparency while also joining a greater sharing economy to close the loop on their repair liabilities. Our circular design solution produces highly sustainable results that are more economical and at a pace that is quicker than the industry standard. This allows everyone in the network to collectively combat any external actor who is leveraging destruction to increase their revenue by creating parts scarcity.

WE THINK DIFFERENTLY: Our fresh perspective has made us one of the fastest-growing companies in electronics recycling today. We do not take “no” for an answer and are constantly evolving our company to better service our clients. Engrained in our organization is to work together with our clients to build the best possible program for both parties.

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