DAILY NEWS Jul 2, 2014 3:24 PM - 0 comments

Palo Alto issues RFP for new compost facility

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By: SWR Staff

The City of Palo Alto, California, has issued a request for proposals to design, build, operate and maintain a compost facility to be located on a relatively flat 3.8-acre portion of the Byxbee Park site (Measure E site) in accordance with the requirements in the scope of services that can be found in the attached documents (see right side of page).

Palo Alto will act as owner and financier of the facility, which will utilize aerobic composting. Services are to be provided for a 20-year period following the commencement of full-scale operations.

The request for proposal covers the aerobic composting of residential yard trimmings and residential food scraps. Proponents must submit a price for yard trimmings mixed with residential food scraps and for yard trimmings only, as a required alternative proposal subject to the required services described in the scope of services.

A non-mandatory pre-proposal webinar is scheduled for 9 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on July 16, 2014 at this link.

The pre-proposal webinar will be followed by an optional tour of the site. Prospective proponents interested in participating in the tour should meet at the administrative building of the Regional Water Quality Control Plant at 1 p.m. PDT on July 16, 2016. The plant is located at 2501 Embarcadero Way in Palo Alto. The tour will include a survey of the area within the Landfill property designated for potential development of a compost facility.

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