The City of Cleveland (City), Department of Public Works, through its Director, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in proposing to Design, Build, Own and Operate, The Waste Reduction and Recycling (WR&R) Project for the City of Cleveland.

The scope of services includes, but is not limited to, designing, permitting, financing, operating and maintaining the WR&R Project. The successful proposer will:

  • Receive waste collection from residents and commercial businesses in the City as part of Municipal Solid Waste Collection (MSW) activities;
  • Manage and process the waste received from the City’s MSW collection to be sold as a fuel substitute to Cleveland Thermal; and
  • Design and operate in such a manner as to provide for public tours for educational purposes.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held at the Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 on Thursday May 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. At or before the conference, interested parties may submit or ask questions pertaining to the enclosed Request for Proposal (RFP) and the services desire.

If your firm is interested, please submit to the Division of Purchases and Supplies no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, June 12, 2014, an original clearly marked and eight (8) complete duplicates of your proposal and your fee proposal, in hard copy and an electronic copy on CD-ROM. Submit the proposal and the fee proposal in separate sealed envelopes, marked clearly and appropriately on the outside and, if possible, enclosed in one package.

No proposals will be accepted after that date and time unless The City of Cleveland extends the deadline by a written addendum.

Sealed proposals may be mailed or delivered to the address below and must be identified on the outside of the envelope(s) as Request for Proposal to Design/Build/Own/Operate The Waste Reduction and Recycling Project for the City of Cleveland Department of Public Works:

Division of Purchases and Supplies
Attn: Tiffany White
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 128
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or portions of them, to waive irregularities, informalities, and technicalities, to re-issue or to proceed to obtain the service(s) desired otherwise, at any time or in any manner considered in the City’s best interests. The Director may, at his sole discretion, modify or amend any provision of this notice or the RFP.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany White at 216-664-2629, or Thank you for your consideration of The City of Cleveland’s needs for professional services.