RFP For a Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Contract

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Bid/RFP Due Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (All day)
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By the City of Homer, Alaska

For a Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Contract

The City of Homer, Alaska is requesting proposals from qualified firms for solid waste collection and disposal.  Successful proposer will be contracted to collect and dispose of solid waste from designated City facilities, and to furnish the necessary labor, material, equipment, tools, supervision, and other facilities to perform under such contract.

The City is seeking solutions to current problems and working to prevent others.  Unsecured, uncovered waste containers are not suitable on the Homer Spit.  Bird and wind proof dumpsters are desired.  For upland locations, container options that deter bears should be considered.  Safety for users and litter control are a concern as well; large, high-sided containers are difficult for normal public use when they are unable to reach the top.  We have also found that these units are difficult to bird and wind proof.  The City encourages proposals that keep in mind our prime goals of public safety, and keeping the trash in the dumpsters while also keeping wildlife out.

Plan holder registration forms, and Plans and Specifications are available on line at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/rfps.  All proposers must submit a City of Homer Plan Holders Registration form to be on the Plan Holders List and to be considered responsive.  Sealed proposals shall be received at the Office of the City Clerk no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Please direct proposal submission questions to Jo Johnson, City Clerk, at (907) 235-3130.  Please direct technical questions regarding this proposal to the City Manager’s Office in writing at abrowning@ci.homer.ak.us, or to 491 E Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603.

There will be a mandatory meeting/teleconference held prior to the closure of the RFP.  This will give all proposers involved the opportunity for questions and answers with City Staff to ensure all information is open and concise.  The Pre-Close RFP meeting/teleconference will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Homer City Hall Conference Room.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities or informalities in the proposals, and to award a contract to the respondent that best meets the selection criteria and the City’s needs.

Dated the 20th day of March, 2014.


Walt Wrede, City Manager


Account #:          400-0600-5227

Published:          March 26 & April 2, 2014 – Homer Tribune

                                April 6, 2014 – Peninsula Clarion