REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PERMANENT REGIONAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
FACILITY MANAGEMENT & DISPOSAL SERVICES
July 7, 2015
BASIS OF THE PROJECT:
The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Solid Waste Management Program
(COUNTY) invites proposals for operations, labor, site management, and disposal
services associated with multiple Household Hazardous Waste Facilities (HHWF) in a
permanent regional program, with the possibility of adding facilities during this contract.
This regional program serves residential customers residing in St. Louis City, Jefferson
County, and St. Louis County. The regional partnership (HHWSTL) has a total population
of 1,536,981 people per the 2010 US Census. The contract term is two (2)-years with two-
(2) one (1)-year renewals.
PERMANENT HHW PROGRAM BACKGROUND:
Since 1998 the COUNTY hosted one-day collections events that were free and had no
limits on the amounts dropped-off. In March of 2013, HHWSTL opened the the first
permanent site, the Lemay HHW Facility, located at 291 E. Hoffmeister, St Louis MO,
63125. In July of 2015, the North County HHW Facility, located at 4100 Seven Hills Dr, St
Louis MO, 63033, was added to the program. Layout and storage capacity for both sites
are provided in Attachments A, B, and C. The partnership is looking to add additional
sites in the future.
Wastes Accepted: paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and
other automotive fluids, solvents, strippers, aerosols, gas cylinders (barbeque size and
smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, pool chemicals, photography
chemicals, other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant,
and mercury containing items.
Funding: Funding for this project comes in part from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste
Management District (SWMD) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The
COUNTY manages the SWMD grant funding for HHWSTL and SWMD funds are the sole
source of funding for Jefferson County and the City of St. Louis. St. Louis County has
additional funding through a voter approved landfill surcharge fee to supplement SWMD
Cost-Sharing: Residents are allowed to bring up to 50 pounds of HHW (except latex paint) at no charge. Users are charged a disposal fee of $1.00 per pound for each pound over the 50 pound limit. Latex paint is accepted for recycling; however the resident is charged $0.20 per pound. The transition to cost-sharing measures has been well received by County residents.
If additional markets become feasible during the course of the contract, in addition to latex paint, the contractor may be asked for pricing to separate other non-hazardous materials, such as fats, oils, greases, alkaline batteries, etc. County may also change the weight limits for free disposal (50lbs) at their discretion.
A complete copy of this RFP can be viewed by clicking here.
DUE DATE FOR PROPOSALS:
Proposal shall be submitted to by 2P.M. (C.T.) on July 28, 2015.
COUNTY CONTACT PERSON:
Mr. Mike Viles, Environmental Specialist
St. Louis County Department of Public Health
4562 Lemay Ferry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Where. Sealed Proposals will be received and addressed to St. Louis County Division of Procurement, 8th Floor, 41 S. Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105, prior to 2:00 P.M, prevailing Central time, July 28, 2015. St. Louis County reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all proposals submitted. All proposals submitted become the property of St. Louis County and will be considered a statement of commitment by the applicant. Late proposals will be returned unopened.
Number of Copies. Proposers shall submit one (1) signed original, four (4) copies of their Proposal and one (1) digital copy on a CD in PDF format. All copies must be received by 2:00 P.M. July 28, 2015.
Format. In order to assure uniformity of the Proposals and to facilitate the evaluation process:
- Each Proposal shall be presented in 12-point font on 8-1/2” x 11” paper, double sided.
- All Proposals shall be organized and their parts labeled with tabs, as follows:
- Business Profile and Legal Structure
- Project Approach – include separate tabs for Customer Service, Money Handling, and Waste Handling
- Operational Plan
- Subcontractors (if applicable)
- Compliance History
- Compliance History