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CLOSED-On-Site Multi-Family Recycling and Food Waste Support, SPU RFQ/Contract# 16-199-S

Original Date Posted: April 18, 2017 7:30 am

Due Date: 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for

On-Site Multi-Family Recycling and Food Waste Support
SPU RFQ/Contract# 16-199-S

The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting qualifications from qualified consultants to provide expertise in on-site recycling and food waste technical assistance and outreach to multi-family stakeholders (residents, property managers, and maintenance staff) in Seattle. SPU has a goal of recycling, composting, or reusing 70% of the Seattle waste by 2022.  Part of this goal is to increase the multi-family sector’s diversion rate from 37% to 54%.

The contract scope will focus on providing effective and in-language technical assistance, outreach, and education to apartment/condominium property managers, maintenance staff, and residents. These efforts need to be conducted with cultural-competency by reaching out to residents and staff who speak English and other languages. The Consultant team (Prime plus sub consultants) must be able to provide in-language education in Amharic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Additional in-language education will include Arabic, Cambodian, Japanese, Korean, Oromo, Russian, Tagalog, and Tigrinya.

SPU is also interested in Statements of Qualifications that include practical ideas and approach to planning, managing, and completing this scope of work and to effectively engage multi-family stakeholders in reducing solid waste.

The consultant contract is anticipated to be for three (3) years with the total contract amount of $240,000.00.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFQ, background documents, and any RFQ addenda online at Note that you are required to complete a free registration to view, print or save documents posted on this website and to view contact information for other consultants who have downloaded documents from this website.

The deadline for submitting Qualifications is 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the 50th Floor, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34018, Seattle, WA 98104-4018.

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE: A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Conference Room SMT 5965/75 (59th Floor) of the Seattle Municipal Tower Building, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Seattle Public Utilities will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Time will be allocated for prospective bidders to network with each other and discuss teaming arrangements. Although attendance to this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Written questions related to this RFQ are encouraged and shall be directed to Jamie Cortez, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at In order to facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. All responses to questions will be issued to all RFQ recipients in the form of an addendum to this RFQ. Addenda will be posted at

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selection of the Consultant is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal opportunity employment.

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