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CLOSED-Master Composter & Sustainability Stewards; SPU RFP/Contract# 22-071-S

Original Date Posted: July 7, 2022 7:30 am

Due Date:

2:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, August 4, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for

Master Composter & Sustainability Stewards
SPU RFP/Contract# 22-071-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants or organizations to manage and deliver the Master Composter & Sustainability Stewards (MC/SS) volunteer program, a longstanding residential outreach and engagement program related to composting, waste diversion, waste prevention, and other sustainable practices. The program operates by training a diverse cohort of volunteers each year, and engaging the trained volunteers (recent and past) to conduct outreach within their own communities to promote sustainable practices.

Work under this contract will be performed starting January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2025, with the possibility of extending an additional 3 years. Budget and annual deliverables will be defined in an annual Notice to Proceed for each calendar year. For reference, however, the 2022 budget allocated for tasks 1 and 2 described in the scope of work was approximately $140,000.

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 Thursday, August 4, 2022, electronic only via e-mail to

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Pacific Time, via Webex Meeting number (access code): 2491 706 2224, meeting password: PyyUESPR437 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 Sher 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 Tuesday, July 19, 2022. All responses to questions will be posted at

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