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Bid Title: RFP - COBI Waste Management Evaluation
Category: RFP - COBI Waste Management Evaluation
Status: Closed


City of Bainbridge Island Waste Management Evaluation
Requests for Proposals

The City of Bainbridge Island is soliciting proposals from consulting firms with backgrounds and experience in evaluating and developing recommendations related to the City’s waste management practices. The community is currently served by Bainbridge Disposal, a locally owned waste management and recycling company, regulated by the Washington Utility and Transportation Commission.  The City of Bainbridge Island does not have a local franchise agreement, and the City is considering exploring whether greater local control will improve landfill diversion, reduce organic waste, improve recycling, improve the range and type of service, and develop a solution for the placement of trash receptacles along narrow public rights of way. 

The City is seeking an evaluation of its current approach and an alternative approach to the management of solid waste.  Solid Waste is defined as household and commercial garbage, recycling, yard and organic waste, construction debris, and any and all bulky waste items such as appliances, furniture, and metal.  This evaluation should include: whether the city should require mandatory solid waste, recycling and organic waste service; how to increase the City’s landfill diversion; how local control can help accomplish Climate Action Plan goals and minimize greenhouse gas emissions; preparation for the future of waste collection and treatment, including any forthcoming related legislation and/or new regulations; an evaluation of rates and costs; and the potential for the development of a City-sponsored bio-digester that would require dedicated organic waste streams. 

The City envisions that this evaluation would include, but not be limited to, the following areas of focus: 

  • What are the benefits of local control of solid waste?
  • What is the characterization of the City of Bainbridge Island waste stream and what steps via local control can the City take to reduce waste and increase landfill diversion?
  • What are the City’s options for the most efficient and effective method of contracting and providing waste management services?
  • What service enhancements may be provided via local control?
  • Evaluate the impediments and/or opportunities that narrow streets and roads present to Solid Waste Services.
  • Compare and evaluate costs of current and future service. 
  • Identify opportunities to conserve money and resources.
  • What opportunities are presented by recent Washington State legislation addressing Organic Waste.
  • How should the City provide public engagement and education?
  • Provide solutions to congregated trash receptacles.

Requirements for Qualifications Responses (as applicable)

  • Identify the person or persons proposed to be involved with the project, including any technical partners and describe their respective roles, including:
    1. Information regarding each member’s experience and qualifications;
    2. Resume of key team members; and,
    3. Description of how the team will be organized and led.
  • Describe the consultant’s relevant experience with similar projects.
  • Experience with public engagement. 

 Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation of RFP responses will be based upon the following:

  • Success in implementing similar projects;
  • Qualifications and availability of project team members, including references; and,
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project and client needs.

General Provisions and Conditions

The City reserves the right to:

  • Reject any and all responses;
  • Waive minor irregularities in a response;
  • Cancel, revise, or extend this solicitation; 
  • Request additional information on any response beyond that required by this RFP;
  • Have the final decision on the selection; and,
  • Modify the timeline and issue addenda to this document.


This project is scheduled to start in August 2022 and continue through the end of the year.


Proposals Due

Friday, June 24, 2022

Interviews (if necessary)

Week of July 5, 2022

Consultant Selected 

Week of July 12, 2022

Contract Executed

Week of July 26, 2022


If you are interested in pursuing this project, we invite you to submit a proposal.


The City does not yet have a defined budget for these services.  Consultant scope and fees will be negotiated as part of the proposal development process.

Submission Requirements

Interested consultants must submit an electronic copy of the response to the RFP.  The City will become owner of all submitted materials and will not pay any costs related to any responses to the RFP.  All consultants must demonstrate compliance with the City’s insurance requirements at the time of contract approval and obtain a City Business License.

The deadline for this RFP is 4:00 PM, June 24, 2022, Pacific Standard Time. Only emailed submissions will be accepted. 


Contact Information

Christopher Wierzbicki, PE



City of Bainbridge Island

Director of Public Works

208 Madison Ave N

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The City of Bainbridge Island in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all its programs and activities.  This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing or by calling collect 206.842.2545.

Title VI Notice:   The City of Bainbridge Island in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.  

Publication Date/Time:
6/1/2022 10:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/24/2022 4:00 PM
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