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 Clients

Served under Procurement & Negotiation Assistance

  • Alameda (City and County)
  • Albany
  • Amador County
  • Anaheim
  • Arizona (State)
  • Arizona Department of Commerce (AZ)
  • Atherton
  • Barstow
  • Bell Gardens
  • Belmont
  • Benicia
  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bradbury
  • Brentwood
  • Burbank Sanitary District
  • Burlingame
  • Calabasas
  • California Valley Community Services District
  • Carlsbad
  • Castro Valley Sanitary District
  • Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Chico
  • Chowchilla
  • Citrus Heights
  • Cloverdale
  • Colma
  • Colton
  • Concord
  • Corte Madera
  • Cotati
  • Culver City
  • Cypress
  • Davis
  • Del Norte County
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • Dublin
  • East Palo Alto
  • EBMUD
  • El Cerrito
  • El Dorado County
  • Elk Grove
  • Emeryville
  • Fairfield
  • Folsom
  • Foster City
  • Galt
  • Garden Grove
  • Guam EPA
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hawthorne
  • Healdsburg
  • Hemet
  • Hillsborough
  • Industry
  • Irwindale
  • La Habra
  • Laguna Beach
  • Lane County (OR)
  • Lincoln
  • Livermore
  • Lomita
  • Lompoc
  • Long Beach
  • Los Altos
  • Manteca
  • Maricopa County (AZ)
  • Marin County Joint Powers Authority
  • Marin Franchisor’s Group
  • Mariposa County
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
  • Menlo Park
  • Merced
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County (CA)
  • Newport Beach
  • Novato Sanitary District
  • Oakland
  • Orange
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Piedmont
  • Placer County
  • Pleasanton
  • Plumas County
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Murieta Community Services District
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • RecycleMore
  • Redlands
  • Redondo Beach
  • Redwood City
  • Richmond
  • Riverside
  • Rohnert Park
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Sacramento City
  • Sacramento County
  • Salinas
  • Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
  • San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Carlos
  • San Diego
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Leandro
  • San Mateo (City and County)
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Scottsdale (AZ)
  • Shafter
  • Siskiyou County
  • Sonoma County JPA
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyvale
  • Sutter County
  • Tacoma (WA)
  • Temple City
  • Tracy
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Union City
  • Upland
  • Vallejo
  • Visalia
  • Wasco
  • Washoe Tribe (NV)
  • West Hollywood
  • West Sacramento
  • Wheatland
  • Wildomar
  • Windsor
  • Windsor (CO)
  • Winters
  • Woodland
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation (AZ)
  • Yuba City
  • Yuba County
  • Yuba-Sutter Regional Waste Management Authority

Our Recent Work

Served under Procurement & Negotiation Assistance