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File #: 20-0189   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/30/2020
Title: Award a Contract to San Jose Conservation Corps for Glass Collection Services (F20-090)
Attachments: 1. Draft Services Agreement

Award a Contract to San Jose Conservation Corps for Glass Collection Services (F20-090)

Approval is requested to award a contract in an amount not to exceed $105,000 to San Jose Conservation Corps of San Jose, for glass collection services for a one-year period and to delegate authority to the City Manager to amend and renew the contract for two additional one-year periods, subject to available budget, provided pricing and service remain acceptable to the City.

Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and/or services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction.

Further, Section 2.08.060 (f), allows the purchasing officer to determine the method for each procurement as in the best interest of the city on an experimental basis.

The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

The City currently contracts with San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC) for container glass collection services from restaurants and bars. The scope of work for these services includes three distinct components: outreach, coordination with business owners to pick up recyclables and subsequent delivery of the material to the SMaRT Station to be processed into a marketable commodity.

One critical and required function of the scope of work is outreach to the businesses to ensure only recyclable glass receptacles, not garbage, are collected. Smaller providers typically are limited to hauling services only because their business model is to use a collection truck with a driver to empty bins. It is atypical i...

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