Fauquier County, VA – Procuring a C&D Recycling Facility
Fauquier County, VA, Invests $1.2M in C&D Recycling Facility to Increase Recycling and Maintain Crucial Revenue Flow
GBB’s fast-track procurement process resulted in County approval for a $1.2 million C&D processing and recovery facility that increases recycling, maximizes landfill life and generates revenues that contribute to more than 50% of the funds needed to support the County’s solid waste management services.
“In a fast-tracked procurement process, GBB brought invaluable insight. The combination of GBB’s procurement experience and recognized C&D knowledge provided the County with the assurance that we were going in the right direction. And we received assistance for each step of the process during this crucial time.”
Director of Environmental Services,
Fauquier County, Virginia
In late Fall of 2006, Fauquier County, located 45 miles southwest of Washington, DC, and one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties, began operations of a new state-of-the-art Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Facility with a minimum capacity of 470 cubic yards per hour for mixed C&D waste.
As a result of the procurement process managed by GBB, the County’s Board of Supervisors approved the investment of $1.2 million for the purchase and installation of equipment for the new facility. The facility increased recycling, maximized landfill life, and helped maintain an important revenue flow that generates more than 50% of the funds needed to provide the County’s overall solid waste management services.
GBB, as a specialized solid waste management subcontractor of Draper Aden Associates, was instrumental in the successful completion of the effort that resulted in the selection of Sherbrooke OEM, Ltd. to provide and install the equipment. GBB developed the Request for Proposals, assisted with reviewing the draft contract, headed the evaluation and interview process for the 6 proposals received, and was an integral part of the strategizing and negotiating team with the chosen contractor. As part of the implementation process, GBB provided contract administration services to monitor the installation and verified that Sherbrooke OEM met its contractual obligations under their complete turnkey system design, installation and acceptance test contract with the County.
“The impending closure of our C&D Landfill, which is anticipated to reach capacity in the spring of 2007, would have a significant impact on the funding of the County’s solid waste operations and provide a void for the management of C&D Waste in the County,” said Mike Dorsey, Director of Environmental Services for the County. “In a fast-tracked procurement process, GBB brought invaluable insight. The combination of GBB’s procurement experience and recognized C&D knowledge provided the County with the assurance that we were going in the right direction. And we received assistance for each step of the process during this crucial time.”