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File #: 22-112    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/18/2022 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Action on an Agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc. for Solid Waste Consulting Services
Attachments: 1. Agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc.
Action on an Agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc. for Solid Waste Consulting Services

Promote Sustainability and Environmental Protection and Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

The Department of Public Works (DPW) currently utilizes a consultant working under two separate agreements to provide services related to solid waste and recycling programs. Consultant services include assisting the City to negotiate solid waste collection and processing agreements, calculating and preparing annual rate recommendations, performing various audits to verify tonnages and franchise fee payments, and auditing the City's 11 non-exclusive franchise haulers to ensure compliance with mandatory organics and recyclables collection services.

One agreement has recently expired and the other is set to expire on June 30, 2022. It is necessary to conduct a procurement to continue the tasks outlined above along with tasks associated with implementing new state mandated route reviews and future landfill disposal and composting services. The City's current long-term agreement with BFI/IDC Corporation for landfill disposal and composting services will expire on December 31, 2024, so it is necessary to have a new contract in place in advance of that date.

DPW determined that services provided under the two previous consulting agreements are similar in nature and should be combined into a single agreement to reduce the amount of time spent on the procurement and administration of multiple agreements.
Pursuant to City Code Section 2.105.330, a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) was conducted for this procurement, with the award recommendation based on "best value". The factors considered in the award were quality and completeness of proposal, experience and qualifications of firm and key personnel, approach, and methodology in performing the work, and cost.

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