The City of Fresno earlier this year proposed an evaluation of a change in the delivery of residential solid waste services to determine whether private companies can deliver the same or better service than the city currently offers for the same or better prices.
Given the ongoing economic challenges in Fresno and across the state and nation, it is important we deliver services in the most effective manner possible, particularly when a service could be provided by the private sector.
City Council in July authorized hiring HF&H Consultants to prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP) for residential solid waste services. The RFP was issued on Sept. 7, and four proposals were received on Oct. 12. City staff, the City’s consultants, and the City’s legal counsel conducted a thorough evaluation of the proposals, including a detailed review and analysis of each proposer’s financial ability to perform, litigation and regulatory history, and an exhaustive review of the operational and financial proposals.
On Oct. 30, the City convened an evaluation committee to conduct interviews with each company and score the proposals received. On Nov. 8, the City and its consultant presented a workshop to City Council on the evaluation committee’s recommendation regarding the residential solid waste franchise and its recommendation to negotiate a franchise agreement with Mid Valley Disposal for the entire City. The City staff report for the workshop is available here. In addition, the Proposal Evaluation Presentation prepared for the City Council Workshop is available here.
To address issues raised by Council and the public, the City has prepared a question-and-answer document that provides an analysis of the proposed Residential Solid Waste franchise. The document is available here.
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