The Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) has posted a newly-opened Request for Proposals from experienced contractors to provide receipt, processing, and reuse of green material, food material, and horse manure collected from the City of Los Angeles curbside collection program. Proposals will offer a program for receipt of and payment for a minimum of 200 to maximum of 1,800 tons per day of the target wastes from the City’s collection program that services its six wastesheds. For the conversion of this waste to beneficial materials, the RFP defines and then specifies “conversion of green material, food material, and/or horse manure into a product by means of mechanical processing such as chipping, screening, cleaning, grinding, sizing, mulching; biological processing such as composting, co-composting, anaerobic digestion/co-digestion, fermentation; thermal processing such as pyrolysis and gasification, for the production of electricity, heat, alternative fuels, or other products.”
A mandatory pre-proposal workshop is scheduled for April 30, 2013 at 10:00 am in Los Angeles City’s Public Works Building, 1149 South Broadway St., in Sub-Basement #6, Los Angeles, California 90015. The Business Inclusion Program (BIP) outreach requirements are applicable to this RFP. On-line registration is required with BAVN by prospective Prime contractors and Sub-contractors to download the RFP and a Letter of Invitation to Propose. All questions must be received by May 21, 2013 and bids are due by June 4, 2013 no later than 2:00 pm. Contact Rowena Romano at the City’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation with any questions.