Procurement & Negotiation Assistance

R3 staff members provide a range of procurement assistance services for our municipal clients, ranging from assisting jurisdictions with “sole-source” negotiations with an existing service provider, to managing all aspects of a competitive procurement process for refuse collection, recycling, processing and disposal services. We typically provide “full-service” procurement assistance, meaning that we work closely with our client staff on all aspects of a competitive procurement project. R3 initially works with staff to develop the scope and design of desired programs, facilities and services.

This process may include workshops and community forums to solicit direct input on program design from residents, business groups, and elected officials. Once this is complete, R3 prepares the Request for Proposals package, drafts the franchise agreement or operating contract, conducts pre-proposal meetings with potential contractors, provides written responses to questions, assists the evaluation team with proposal evaluations, and prepares staff reports and presentations to support the committee recommendations.

Our procurement and negotiation services include the following:

  • Evaluating commercial collection system service options and structures;
  • Development and evaluation of policy and programmatic alternatives that meet the specific needs of the community;
  • Design of performance standards, incentives and penalties related to contractor performance;
  • Development of an annual adjustment mechanism to the contractor compensation and user rates and fees;
  • Preparation and distribution of the Request for Proposals package, including the franchise agreement and operating contracts;
  • Assistance with the technical and financial evaluation of proposals; and
  • Negotiation, development and monitoring of contracts and franchise agreements.
  • Procurement & Negotiation Assistance

Our Recent Work

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Our Clients

Served under Procurement & Negotiation Assistance

Alameda County WMA
Duarte
Monrovia
Sutter County
Albany
Dublin
Montebello
Temple City
Amador County
East Palo Alto
Monterey County
Upland
Atherton
El Cerrito
Novato Sanitary District
Vallejo
Belmont
El Dorado County
Redwood City
West Hollywood
Benicia
Elk Grove
Rohnert Park
West Sacramento
Bradbury
Emeryville
Rolling Hills Estates
Wheatland
Burbank Sanitary District
Fairfield
San Bernardino
Wildomar
Burlingame
Foster City
San Carlos
Windsor
Calabasas
Hemet
San Fernando
Winters
Chico
Industry
San Jose
Woodland
Citrus Heights
Irwindale
San Mateo
Yuba City
Cloverdale
Laguna Beach
San Mateo County
Yuba County
Cotati
Lomita
San Ramon
Downey
Menlo Park
Santa Rosa