GBB Assists City of Iowa City with RFP for Alternative Solid Waste Facility

For more information, contact:
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
(703) 573-5800 /

Fairfax, VA (July 11, 2013) – With the assistance of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), the City of Iowa City plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on or about July 15, 2013, for an alternative solid waste facility operating in partnership with the current City-operated landfill, which has historically received about 100,000 tons of solid waste per year. The scope of the RFP and project includes developing a solid waste receiving facility on a City-provided location at the City Landfill with a multi-year operations contract for the transfer and/or on-site processing of the waste received at the Landfill.

Instructions for submitting the proposal and complete requirements and information must be obtained on the City’s website. Addenda will also be posted to that website. It is the proposer’s responsibility to check the website for all updates. A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held at 10 a.m. CDT on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Iowa City Landfill located at 3900 Hebl Avenue SW, Iowa City. After the conference, attendees will have an opportunity to tour and view the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center and related site facilities.

The City will receive proposals before 4 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 for solid waste management-related services which may include: (a) the long-term alternative for receiving and transferring up to 100% of the waste currently disposed of at the City’s Landfill, (b) providing, in part, intermediate processing services for recyclables removal as part of a long-term alternative based on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Solid Waste Management hierarchy, and (c) the transfer of non-recyclables to a third-party private waste-to-energy conversion facility that is not located at the Landfill.

“GBB has added a unique solid waste perspective to the City with their significant strategic procurement expertise to complement the City’s forward-thinking interests for long-term solid waste sustainability. GBB’s track record of successful programs and services implementations will definitely help us consider privately developed options to continuing the landfilling of a majority of our solid waste,” noted City Manager Tom Markus.

“GBB is very pleased to have been selected for this strategic work for the City of Iowa City as it allows the private sector to evaluate their abilities to meet the challenging opportunities of our solid waste industry,” said Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President and Project Manager for this assignment.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit,, or call 703-573-5800 with any questions.