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Vendor Opportunities

IT Leadership RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals for the IT leadership services in accordance with R&E’s vision, mission and values.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to identify qualified providers to contract with for IT Leadership in the following areas:

  • Overall IT Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic direction
  • Technology Vendor management and contracts
  • Oversight of technical support teams

Key dates:

  • Request for quotes released: April 21, 2021
  • Deadline for proposal submissions: May 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CST
  • Anticipated contract effective date: May 2021

IT Leadership RFP

Durable Compostable Bag Manufacturer RFP

Durable compostable bags (DCBs) will be an integral part of R&E’s source-separated organics collection program. DCBs will be used by residents and businesses to collect organic waste. DCBs will be co-collected with trash and sorted from the trash after collection. DCBs will be used to collect organic waste such as food waste and food-soiled paper, but not yard waste.

DCBs must have adequate strength and durability to withstand co-collection and hauling with typical mixed municipal solid waste. DCBs must be comprised of material that is capable of undergoing biological decomposition in an aerobic environment and be certified as compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).

RFP Schedule:

  • Request for proposals released – Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Pre-proposal conference – Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:00-3:00 CST, recording available here, slide deck available here
  • Deadline for proposal submissions – Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
  • Contract negotiations and final award – Anticipated June 2021

Durable Compostable Bag (DCB) Manufacturer RFP

Attachment D – DCB Questionnaire

Attachment E – Price Worksheet

DCB Manufacturer RFP Addendum 1

DCB Manufacturer RFP Addendum 2


Processing Equipment RFP

R&E has issued a RFP for DCB and/or Recyclables Recovery System Processing Equipment. Proposals are due Friday, March 12, 2021 no later than 2:00 p.m. CST. A mandatory pre-proposal conference will occur, via WebEx, on January 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Please email to register for the pre-proposal conference.

  • Addendum 1 was posted January 26, 2021
  • Addendum 2 was posted February 3, 2021
  • Addendum 3 was posted February 5, 2021
  • Addendum 4 was posted February 15, 2021


End-Use Markets for Waste Byproducts RFP

Phase II End-Use Markers for Waste Byproducts RFP

  • May 14, 2021 – Phase II RFP issued to selected proposers
  • June 3, 2021 – Deadline for proposer questions
  • June 23, 2021 – Q&A addendum published
  • July 14, 2021 – Deadline for Phase II proposal submission

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) has issued an RFP for end-use markets for products from the Recycling & Energy Center. R&E is seeking processing solutions including gasification, anaerobic digestion, and chemical recycling. R&E is seeking vendors that can recover value from the following feedstocks:

  • Refuse-derived fuel
  • Source-separated organics in durable compostable bags
  • Organic-rich materials recovered from MSW

R&E has released an RFP to find qualified vendors to accept and use one, two, or all three of these feedstock materials. R&E may enter into agreements with more than one vendor. Key dates:

  • September 17, 2020, 1:00 CST – Pre-proposal conference Presentation Deck | Attendee List
  • October 21, 2020, 4:00 CST – Deadline for questions from vendors (updated)
  • December 4, 2020, 4:00 CST – Deadline for phase I proposal submissions

If unforeseen delays are experienced in delivery of proposals, documentation of tracking info indicating delivery by December 4 will be accepted with proposals that are received late.

This RFP is phase one of a two-phase RFP.