Refuse & Recycling Container Solutions and Related Products, Equipment & Services
- Posted At:
- Fri, Aug 5, 2022 11:08 AM
- Sealed Bid Process:
- Yes (Bids Unsealed / Pricing Unsealed)
- Private Bid:
The City of Tucson (“City”) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide REFUSE AND RECYCLING CONTAINER SOLUTIONS AND RELATED PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES.
The City requires a contractor who has a sophisticated infrastructure including strategically located, nationwide distribution centers and employ professional sales representatives to provide effective, timely service to the City of Tucson and to Participating Public Agencies.
The City intends to award Contracts based on Group, refer to Scope of Work Item #12 - Capacity, and reserves the right to make multiple contract awards. Therefore the City encourages interested Offerors to submit a response based on the requirements and qualifications as defined in the Scope of Work and submit a response to the Price Proposal and Price Page based on items they are proposing to provide to the City.
Requirements and qualifications are defined in detail in the Scope of Work section of this Request for Proposal (RFP).
NATIONAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS
The City of Tucson as the Principal Procurement Agency, defined in Attachment F, has partnered with OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (“OMNIA Partners”) to make the resultant contract (also known as the “Master Agreement” in materials distributed by OMNIA Partners) from this solicitation available to other public agencies nationally, including state and local governmental entities, public and private primary, secondary and higher education entities, non-profit entities, and agencies for the public benefit (“Public Agencies”), through OMNIA Partners’ cooperative purchasing program. The City of Tucson is acting as the contracting agency for any other Public Agency that elects to utilize the resulting Master Agreement. Use of the Master Agreement by any Public Agency is preceded by their registration with OMNIA Partners (a “Participating Public Agency”) and by using the Master Agreement, any such Participating Public Agency agrees that it is registered with OMNIA Partners, whether pursuant to the terms of a Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement, a form of which is attached hereto on Attachment F, or as otherwise agreed to. Attachment F contains additional information about OMNIA Partners and the cooperative purchasing program.
OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement. Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners public sector subsidiaries and affiliates, National IPA and U.S. Communities, our participants now have access to more competitively solicited and publicly awarded cooperative agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education, and non-profits.
OMNIA Partners provides shared services and supply chain optimization to government, education and the private sector. With corporate, pricing and sales commitments from the Supplier, OMNIA Partners provides marketing and administrative support for the Supplier that directly promotes the Supplier's products and services to Participating Public Agencies though multiple channels, each designed to promote specific products and services to Public Agencies on a national basis. Participating Public Agencies benefit from pricing based on aggregate spend and the convenience of a contract that has already been advertised and publicly competed. The Supplier benefits from a contract that generally allows Participating Public Agencies to directly purchase goods and services without the Supplier's need to respond to additional competitive solicitations. As such, the Supplier must be able to accommodate a nationwide demand for services and to fulfill obligations as a nationwide Supplier and respond to the OMNIA Partners documents (Attachment F).
The City anticipates spending approximately $3.5 million over the full potential Master Agreement term for REFUSE AND RECYCLING CONTAINER SOLUTIONS AND RELATED PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES. While no minimum volume is guaranteed to the Supplier, the estimated annual volume of REFUSE AND RECYCLING CONTAINER SOLUTIONS AND RELATED PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES purchased under the Master Agreement through OMNIA Partners is approximately $50 million. This projection is based on the current annual volumes among the City of Tucson, other Participating Public Agencies anticipated to utilize the resulting Master Agreement to be made available to them through OMNIA Partners, and volume growth into other Public Agencies through a coordinated marketing approach between the Supplier and OMNIA Partners.
As described above, the City of Tucson has partnered with OMNIA Partners, Public Sector to create a cooperative contract. NOTE: Participation in the OMNIA contract is encouraged but not a mandatory requirement. Offerors will be evaluated on the evaluation criteria and once negotiations are entered into, there will be additional discussions regarding OMNIA and the cooperative program. Cooperative contracts may be awarded at a local, regional, or more national level. All Interested Offerors are encouraged to attend the pre-proposal and to submit a proposal.