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File #: 15-1075   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2016
Title: Award of Four Multi-year Contracts for Services Related to the Food Scrap Collection Program (F16-43)
Attachments: 1. Sample Draft Services Agreement, 2. Service and Fee Summaries

Award of Four Multi-year Contracts for Services Related to the Food Scrap Collection Program (F16-43)

Approval is requested to award four multi-year contracts, not to exceed budgeted amounts, for the processing of commercial (and ultimately residential) compostable materials (food scraps or organics) to Bay Counties Waste Services (Bay Counties), Zanker Road Resource Management Ltd. (Z-Best), Zero Waste Development Company LLC (ZWED), and Recology Blossom Valley Organics (Recology). Approval is also requested to delegate authority to the City Manager to renew the contracts up to three additional years, subject to available funding and acceptable pricing/services.

The City now diverts about 1,800 tons of commercial food scraps annually, but this number will significantly increase over the next several years due to increasing demand, implementation of the Council-approved Zero Waste Strategic Plan and new State regulations. This will include a residential food waste diversion program to be added in 2016. Currently, the City has a contract with Browning Ferris Industries for materials from commercial food waste pilot program. That agreement was extended by Council in August 2015 for several months so that staff could conduct a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to establish new contracts for the expanded programs (RTC No. 15-0744).

Consistent with the provisions of Chapter 2.08 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, contracts greater than $100,000 require Council approval.

Delivery of organics to Recology and Zanker Road Resource Management, Ltd. facilities would likely be accomplished by reloading the organics into transfer trucks at the SMaRT Station(r) in the same manner that garbage is transferred to Kirby Canyon Landfill and other recyclables are shipped to markets in the US and abroad. Operation of the SMaRT Station and marketing of these org...

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