REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES
The City of Jackson (City) is requesting proposals from qualified Service Providers to provide residential solid waste collection and transportation to a designated transfer station or landfill. Award of a contract for this project is subject to the availability of funding.
It is the City’s intent to evaluate the proposals based on technical merit and price and to choose the Service Provider whose proposal provides the best value to the City. The City reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any and/or all proposals, in whole or in part, when, in the City opinion, such rejection is in the best interests of the City.
The City will perform an initial review of the technical proposals submitted by each Service Provider for qualifications. The City will open and review only the cost proposals of those Service Providers determined to be technically qualified.
Selection of Service Provider for Contract negotiation will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria:
A. Service Provider's innovative approach to encourage and maintain a sustainable solid waste system (20%)
B. Service Provider's experience, qualifications and references as demonstrated in similar engagements (25%)
C. Expertise of key personnel to be assigned to the project (10%)
D. EBO Plan and commitment to exceeding MBE and FBE participation goals (10%)
E. Fee proposal (35%)
The City of Jackson is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in public contracting. It is the policy of the City of Jackson to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City. As a pre-condition to selection, each contractor, bidder or offeror shall submit a completed and signed Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Plan, with the bid submission, in accordance with the provision of the City of Jackson’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Executive Order. Failure to comply with the City’s EBO Executive Order shall disqualify a contractor, bidder, or offeror from being awarded an eligible contract. For more information on the City of Jackson’s Equal Business Opportunity Program, please contact the Office of Economic Development at 601-960-1055. Copies of the Executive Order, EBO Plan Applications and a copy of the program are available at 200 South President Street, Room 223, Hood Building, Jackson, Mississippi.
The City of Jackson, Mississippi (“City of Jackson”) is committed to cultivating and ensuring the quality of life of its citizens, through various programs, employment, initiatives, and assistance. The City encourages all persons, corporations, and/or entities doing business within the City, as well as those who seek to contract with the City on various projects and/or conduct business in the City to assist the City in achieving its goal by strongly considering City residents for employment opportunities.
The City of Jackson hereby notifies all bidders that in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 that all bidders will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in consideration for an award.
One (1) bound original and five (5) bound copies of the technical proposal, labeled accordingly and including the required EBO Plan, as well as one unbound signed original EBO Plan, shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or box marked "Solid Waste Collection Services". The original and copies of the proposal shall be indexed with tabs as requested in Section 2.6 Proposal Contents. The cost proposal shall be submitted in a separate sealed envelope that will be submitted in the same sealed envelope or box as the technical proposal. This sealed envelope shall be clearly labeled “Cost Proposal” and include the name of the proposer on the outside of the envelope.
Proposal may also be submitted electronically. Electronic proposal can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
All proposals must be received no later than 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, on May 11, 2021, whether submitted electronically or as physical copies. All proposals submitted as physical copies shall be submitted to the attention of:
If by hand delivery: City of Jackson
Office of the Municipal Clerk
219 South President Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
If by mail: City of Jackson
Office of the Municipal Clerk
Post Office Box 17
Jackson, MS 39205-0017
Specifications and the Fee Proposal for the project are available for inspection at the Office of the Municipal Clerk, 219 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201. Specifications and the Fee Proposal form are available for download through Central Bidding online at www.centralbidding.com and at the City of Jackson website, www.jacksonms.gov/bid-opportunities/. Hard copies are available upon request from the City of Jackson Solid Waste Division, Warren A. Hood Administration Building, 5th Floor, Jackson, Mississippi 39201.
The City of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein.