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File #: 18-774    Version: 1
Type: Environmental & Utility Services Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/21/2018 In control: Environmental Services Department
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action:
Title: Actions Related to the Parameters for Request for Proposals for Residential Solid Waste Services.
Sponsors: City Council
Attachments: 1. Memorandum
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Actions Related to the Parameters for Request for Proposals for Residential Solid Waste Services.


Direct staff to:

a. Initiate development of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit and award agreements for residential solid waste services that would begin July 1, 2021; services will include collection and processing of solid waste, recyclables, and organic materials for each of the two service districts for single-family residences and a citywide district for multi-family residences, and City Facilities;

b. Establish term of 15 years for the new agreements;

c. Include the following in the Request for Proposals:

                     1.                     Living wage and employee retention requirements consistent with Council’s Living Wage Policy;

                     2.                     Solicit ideas for the new system to be flexible to address evolving recycling markets; while continuing to meet zero waste goals;

                     3.                     Solicit ideas for the new system to support Climate Smart San José and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

                     4.                     Include optional services for emergency response support;

                     5.                     Solicit ideas for providing larger garbage carts to single-family residents and exploring updated customer rate structures;

                     6.                     Performance standards that would address leveraging technology and providing ease of use for enhanced customer service, material recovery and marketing, service delivery, environmental compliance, and vehicle standards;

d. Complete waste characterization studies to inform the RFP;

e. Explore using City staff for Junk Pick-Up services and customer outreach; and

f. Procure residential street sweeping and Public Litter Cans services separately from residential waste services.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-003, Agreements/Contracts (New or Amended) resulting in no physical changes to the environment. (Environmental Services)