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CLOSED-Food Rescue Technical Assitance & Analysis; SPU RFQ/P/Contract# 22-141-S

Original Date Posted: June 28, 2022 7:30 am

Due Date:

2:00 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for


Food Rescue Technical Assitance & Analysis
SPU RFQ/P/Contract# 22-141-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants or organizations to support SPU’s Food Rescue Innovation Program in order to reduce edible food flowing to garbage and compost collection. This on-the-ground work will build on past findings to encourage food businesses and hunger relief organizations to improve food donation practices. And it may also include policy and incentive development to increase participation across private, nonprofit, public agencies, and other stakeholders who could drive systemic change.

SPU has pursued a collaborative approach to drive change since the department does not oversee or regulate food donations. This work represents an opportunity to engage with community so that edible food goes to people in need instead of compost or garbage collection. Ultimately, food businesses, HROs, and Seattle residents would all benefit.

Work under this Contract will be executed for a period of three (3) years, with the possibility of extending an additional two (2) years, and an estimated Contract value of $400,000.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFP, background documents, and any RFP addenda online at You must log in to register for Bid Events and to view Bid Question and Response information.

The deadline for submitting Proposals is 2:00 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, electronic only via e-mail to

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time, via Webex Meeting number (access code): 2484 650 5709, meeting password: jHnVk39gpm3 at URL:

Or join by phone at one of the following: 206-207-1700; 408-418-9388. SPU will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. Although attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Written questions related to this RFP are encouraged and shall be directed to Sherry Arciniega, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at  To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 12:00 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 11, 2022. All responses to questions will be posted at

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