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CLOSED-Phased Commercial Sector Outreach & Technical Assistance; SPU RFP/Contract# 23-004-S

Original Date Posted: May 18, 2023 7:30 am

Due Date:

2:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, June 15, 2023

Request for Proposals (RFP) for


Phased Commercial Sector Outreach & Technical Assistance
SPU RFP/Contract# 23-004-S

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants or organizations to provide customer outreach and technical assistance in solid waste prevention, reduction, and recycling; source control and pollution prevention; and to a lesser degree water conservation across Solid Waste, Drainage and Wastewater, and Water Lines of Businesses (LOBs). This work will support SPU’s Green Business Program, which offers free tools and assistance to Seattle area business customers to conserve resources and prevent pollution.  This work will also serve residential customers.

SPU has numerous programs and services to help businesses and residential customers partner with us and engage in activities such as increasing recycling and composting, keeping non-flushable materials out of the sewer system, preventing hazardous waste from getting into the stormwater system, and using water efficiently. Those programs and services are provided by a combination of SPU staff and consultants.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFP, background documents, and any RFP addenda online at

The deadline for submitting Proposals is 2:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, June 15, 2023, electronically uploaded to the City’s Procurement Portal:

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time, via Microsoft Teams Meeting ID: 299 691 561 633, Passcode: nTtypP at URL:

Or join by phone at: +1-206-686-8357, Phone Conference ID: 189 771 602#. 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 Shaffer, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 3:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, June 1, 2023. All responses to questions will be posted at under the Public Notices Section in the respective procurement opportunity.

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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