Request for Proposals (RFP)

Green Waste Transportation Services

The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (“Authority” or ”HWMA”) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a qualified Contractor(s) to provide green waste transportation services from HWMA’s Hawthorne Street Tranfer Station (“Transfer Station”).

The RFP in its entirety can be viewed here.

Response to Questions regarding this RFP

A responder asked “ Can you clarify for me what the definition of a “load” of green waste is?  Is this one bin with an average weight of 15 Tons? Or is this per truck load regardless of the number of bins being hauled, for example a truck and trailer hauling 2 bins.”

Response: Our current vendor uses two bins, each with a capacity of forty yards and each holding about 7 ½ tons of green waste on average. When this vendor makes a run, they use two loaded bins, or about 15 tons by weight per average load hauled to Mad River Hardwoods.

Current transportation billing to the Authority is not by weight, rather by each bin hauled. Thus, under the current rates for billing, the vendor charges separately for each of the two bins that constitute a green waste load being transported to Mad River Hardwoods.