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Procurement Assistance

GBB’s procurement experience includes:

  • Preparing Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Requests for Proposals (RFP), including contracts and/or contract provisions working with legal counsel, for various services and facilities;
  • Evaluating vendor responses;
  • Recommending a preferred vendor or ownership financing strategy;
  • Negotiating contracts;
  • Assisting with bond offerings;
  • Developing test protocols and review criteria; and
  • Monitoring construction, performance testing, and operations.

GBB has assisted many communities in procuring services and facilities that yielded increased efficiency, reduced and stabilized costs and/or enhanced revenues, and substantially elevated waste diversion through reuse and recycling.  Some of GBB’s recent procurements of collection transport, processing, and/or disposal services are among the most comprehensive and far reaching of any U.S. communities and are expected to provide millions of dollars in cost reductions and significant increase in recycling rates compared to their prior systems and programs:

  • City of Fort Wayne, IN;
  • City of Fort Worth, TX;
  • City of Santa Monica, CA;
  • City of Baton Rouge, LA;
  • Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, MI;
  • Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, TN;
  • City of Portland, ME; and
  • City of Pontiac, MI

Procurements are not without challenge, and they require extensive planning, intense focus, and a tireless effort with the many stakeholders involved. As a change agent, with a deep understanding of the waste management and recycling industry, GBB has been able to help our clients to navigate the procurement obstacles and advance into successful implementation.

Selected Project Descriptions

Procurement Activities as part of the Receivership of the Guam Solid Waste Management Division
United States District Court of Guam

Solid Waste System Review and Procurement
Madera County, California

Fast-Tracked Procurement and Implementation of C&D Recycling Facility
Fauquier County, Virginia

Procurement of a Lessee/Operator for the City’s Southeast Landfill
City of Fort Worth, Texas

Landfill Valuation, Procurement/Contract Negotiation Assistance
City of Arlington, Texas

Assistance for Solid Waste Management Systems and Technologies and Public Infrastructure Projects; Procurements
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

Waste and Recyclables Collection Program Review and Procurement
City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Procurement Assistance for Long-Term Waste Recycling and Disposal System
City of Cleveland, Ohio

Waste Conversion Project Procurement / Solar and Wind Project Procurement
Prince William County, Virginia

Solid Waste Services Planning and Procurement
City of Pontiac, Michigan

Procurement of Collection Services
City of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Southwest Waste-to-Energy Facility
Baltimore, Maryland

Waste-to-Energy Procurement Assistance
Deloitte Consulting LLP, Amman, Jordan

Related GBB Presentations:

RFP Writing for Municipal Solid Waste & Recycling Professionals – Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Rewards
Lori Scozzafava, GBB Vice President
Municipal Waste Management Association Webinar – April 2016

Procuring an Anaerobic Digestion Plant: A Public Sector Perspective
Ljupka Arsova, GBB Consultant II
BioCycle West Coast Conference – April 2015

Smart Procurement
John Carlton, GBB Senior Vice President
SWANA North Carolina Chapter Conference – April 2013

Making an RFP A-OK – A Municipal Perspective
Margaret Eldridge, GBB Senior Project Manager
Residential Recycling Conference – March 2011

Insider’s Insight: Procurement of New State-of-the-Art C&D Recycling Facility
Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President
SWANA Thinking Outside the Blue Box – February 2008

Diversion Program Procurements: Lessons Learned
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
SWANA Planning & Management Conference – June 2007

Related GBB Articles:

Often Overlooked – What municipalities should know while writing and implementing residential solid waste hauling contracts
Jennifer Porter, GBB Senior Project Manager; Kate Vasquez, GBB Project Manager; and Ashlea Smith, GBB Marketing Manager
Waste Today – September 2018

Sometimes, “Different” is “More”
Kate Vasquez GBB Senior Consultant
Recycling Today – May 2017

Same Old Process, New Considerations
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Renewable Energy from Waste – March 2013