Although this section reflects the needs and the requirements for the City of Tucson, OMINA Partners Participating Agencies will have different requirements. The awarded vendor may offer comprehensive refuse and recycling container solutions and related products, equipment and services nationally.
The terms “container” and “hardware” are defined as a complete unit including a full lid assembly.
The City’s primary needs are high quality plastic refuse 48, 65, and 95-gallon containers (measured in U.S. liquid gallons) for manual and/or automated curbside waste and recycling; however, other types of containers offered in other sizes, related products and equipment may also be incorporated into any resulting contract.
The specifications listed below are general requirements; however, exceptions and/or variations thereto that do not compromise overall quality and functionality will be considered. It is recognized that Participating Agencies may have different requirements pertaining to logos, artwork, identification, etc. The intent of this contract is to allow for flexibility for Participating Agencies to customize containers specific to their needs.
Qualified Firms: Offerors should meet the minimum qualifications.
Usage Report: The Contractor shall provide an electronic copy of a usage report upon request to the Business Services Department-Procurement. The report shall be sent after eleven (11) months of the contract term. The report shall provide complete information on the quantity and description of items purchased under this contract.
The product specified in this solicitation is dependent upon an extensive manufacturer-to-customer supply chain distribution system. In order to be considered for award, each potential contractor is required to provide proof of an extensive distribution system.
Note: The City intends to award by Group per size of Container, see Item #12 below. Offeror is encouraged to submit response and pricing based on the Container size they are proposing to the City.
All products being offered in response to this solicitation and labeled as new shall be in current and ongoing production; shall be formally announced for general marketing purposes; shall be a model or type currently functioning in a user (paying customer) environment and capable of meeting or exceeding all specifications and requirements set forth in this solicitation.
In the event of any recall notice, technical service bulletin, or other important notification affecting equipment purchased from this contract, a notice shall be sent to the Contract Representative. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to assure that all recall notices are sent directly to the agencies Contract Representative.
Containers must meet all standards as required by the Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 13, Article 3 Section R18-13-307 and ANSI specification Z245.30-1999, Appendix D.
The City is interested in evaluating the following categories of value-added services for inclusion in the resulting contract. The categories include, but are not limited to the following.
The following are the technical requirements for the refuse and recycling container solutions.
Interior surfaces should have a smooth high gloss finish without pockets or obstructions that may hinder dumping of refuse. Exterior surface should be textured non-slip in the gripping area. No coatings or sprayed on surfaces are permitted. The molded body and lid should not have excessive flash or poorly trimmed areas. The body and lid should have no foreign substances, shrink holes, cracks, thin spots, blow holes, drill holes, webs, or other similar poor workmanship.
Each container should be furnished with a lid molded from the same material as the container and shall be of such configuration that it shall not warp, bend, slump, or distort to such an extent that it no longer fits flush on the container properly or becomes otherwise unserviceable. The lid should have the same thickness as the container, or at a minimum, the design shall assure that the lid is durable and rigid. Lids shall open fully. The lid must operate smoothly and not be a safety hazard, or potential maintenance problem. When closed, the lid must prevent entry of rain without latches. Lids may be hot stamped or otherwise have permanently affixed information. Containers should not have lids molded as part of the base.
Each container should have a horizontal handle or handles to provide comfortable gripping areas for pulling or pushing the container. The handle should be molded into the body, and shall only expose plastic surfaces to the hands of the user. Handles should not be molded into the lid or mounted with rivets.
Wheels shall be appropriately sized and should not hinder any of the gripper components operation. Wheels should be constructed in such manner as to make a container holding 200 lbs. readily mobile.
The axle shall be capable of supporting a container holding 200 lbs. Bolt on, molded slots, or “press-in” axle attachment methods are not desirable. Axle attachments that create holes into the body of the container are also undesirable.
Offeror shall provide containers in the following Pantone color formula guide 1000, 1995, (or current date) colors or equivalent:
Containers shall have lettering and/symbols embossed at three locations:
Designs and wording will be provided by the City Of Tucson and are subject to change at any time. In order to facilitate inventory control, the body at location "C", shall have an nine (9) character sequential serial number molded, branded, or hot stamped into its front. Digits shall be a minimum of 2” high and shall be painted in white. The City of Tucson will provide the starting number. The first character will be an identifier of container size (9 = 95 gal), the second character will identify type of material (G = garbage, R = recycle). The next two characters will identify the year (yy) of manufacture, with the remaining 5 characters being the sequential order of production starting with 00001 for each container size and material type made under this contract.
NOTE: Contractor may present another option for tracking serial numbers. Approval will be required by the City.
Serial Number Spreadsheet Reporting must be submitted within two weeks after delivery of containers. The report must be in MS Excel format and include the serial numbers of the containers delivered, the invoice number, date of purchase, component and/or container size, quantity, and color.
If the proposed containers include a bar code system, bar codes should be located on the front of the container above the serial number. The bar code should be readable with devices that meet industry standards. The scanned value of each code should match each container’s serial number. The bar code shall remain scan-able throughout the warranty period.
NOTE: If the Contractor can provide RFIDs, Contractor shall describe where on the containers they will be placed. Also, a description of the equipment required to utilize RFIDs shall be provided.
Containers must meet all standards as required by the Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 13, Article 3 Section R18-13-307.
Container types offered must have been in fully automated field service for at least one (1) year.
The container shall remain free of holes or penetrations that will cause the container to leak throughout the warranty period with the container in normal use.
Containers will be used with and must be compatible with existing fully automated refuse collection vehicles.
Each container shall be capable of withstanding a minimum of 200 pounds per square inch (psi) compression force during lifting and dumping operations without permanent damage, deformity, or structural failure.
Containers shall have sufficient rigidity to prevent deformation, permanent damage, slippage, or structural failure during lifting and dumping in accordance with ANSI specification Z245.30-1999, Appendix D.
In accordance with ANSI specification Z245.30 – 2008, containers and components shall maintain sufficient strength, shape and appearance, and be resistant to impact and rodent penetration, such as to require no routine maintenance and in general is maintenance free during the warranty period.
Each container shall be stable and self-balancing when in an upright position with the lid open either loaded or empty. Empty container must remain upright when the lid is open.
The empty, un-weighted (95-gallon) container should withstand wind velocities of at least thirty (30) miles per hour in wind tunnel tests without the container being turned over. The wind tunnel test should be performed with the wind applied from the front, rear, and both sides of the container.
The City reserves the right to have any or all carts submitted for consideration evaluated by an independent testing facility to ensure full compliance with specifications.