BidNH Frequently Asked Questions
1.Who determines whether bidders are eligible to bid in BidNH
The New Hampshire State Treasurer approves all BidNH bidders.
2.Do bidders need special software or equipment to use BidNH?
No. The BidNH website can be accessed using any competent
Internet service provider and any popular browser. Faster response is
achieved with faster modems and faster Internet connections (e.g., ISDN
lines, T-1's, T-3's, etc.).
3.Who can observe auctions while in progress?
BidNH will permit anyone with the New Hampshire State Treasurer's specific consent to
watch BidNH auctions in progress. An administrator observes
auctions in progress for "trouble shooting" purposes. No one may observe
an auction without the consent of the New Hampshire State Treasurer and special
access privileges granted by the auction administrator.
4.Who can view auction results once an auction is over?
The BidNH Results Page showing auction results is accessible to
any BidNH Registrant after an auction is over.
5.What are BidNH's security features?
No one can enter an auction without using their password and ID number.
BidNH maintains a continuous and permanent record showing the
time, identity and activity of everyone who "hits" the website. There is
a back-up server available at all times which hosts a duplicate copy of
the BidNH "code" and is capable of running all BidNH
applications with relatively little set-up time.
6.What if a bidder has a computer or Internet problem during an auction?
Most technical problems are discovered when bidders practice in the trial
auction (prior to the real auction), and are rectified shortly thereafter,
usually with the assistance of BidNH staff. BidNH staff is
available before, during and after the auction to answer technical
questions. Usually we are able to help bidders solve their problems
7.How does BidNH communicate last minute changes in the
Guidelines to users of the BidNH website?
BidNH will display the changes on the "Amendments Page" for the
related auction. Whenever amendments are added, the date and time of the
most recent change is prominently displayed on the website.
8.What is the purpose of the trial auction?
It is a bidding site identical to the real auction where prospective
bidders can practice bidding and the State can check that all bidding
parameters are properly set.
9.What steps must bidders take to participate in BidNH auctions?
In order to participate in BidNH auctions, bidders must:
- Complete registration form accessible from the "Home Page",
- Request admission to bid in specific BidNH auctions by clicking the "Request Admission" button on the "Selections Page",
- Answer all questions on "Acknowledgement Page" affirmatively.
10.Where can I find information about BidNH auctions completed
You can see a list of BidNH auctions completed to date by
clicking the "Results" button at the bottom of the BidNH "Home
Go to: BidNH Home Page
Please direct questions and comments to Auction Administrator