REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Advanced Integrated Resource Management
RFEOI No. 16-1894
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) as a part of the CRD’s exploration of waste management options. Specifically, the CRD desires to better understand the current market capabilities for an integrated waste management solution to manage residuals from the Region’s existing solid and future liquid waste management facilities. To explore market capabilities, the CRD intends to engage the market through an RFEOI and a subsequent procurement process.
Further, the CRD wishes to explore the possibility of integrating solid and liquid waste management interests and maximize resource recovery through integrated processing of some or all of these materials and generate energy/revenue. The CRD would like to demonstrate leadership, and find a solution that places them at the leading edge of resource recovery, broadening the search for technologies to those that could manage all or some of these materials in an integrated approach.
Interested parties are advised that any information provided in response to this RFEOI may be included in public report(s).
Additional project information is provided in Appendix I.
The purpose of this RFEOI is to gather information on potentially viable alternatives for processing of the existing solid and future liquid waste residuals that are/will be managed by the CRD. These alternatives will be assessed, and the information will be used to support decision making on the ultimate feedstock, resource/waste processing system configuration and the future procurement steps. The goal of the CRD is to put in place a full scale integrated solution that provides a long term environmentally and economically sustainable system to manage all of the waste streams identified above.
This REFOI includes solicitation of information regarding the Respondents experience with full-scale solutions capable of processing feedstock similar to that being proposed to meet the needs of CRD. One aspect of this REFOI is to obtain information from Respondents that will permit CRD to determine whether or not achieving the goal of a full scale integrated system will require a Pilot program(s) for specific combinations of feedstock and technology prior to making the significant investment associated with implementation of a commercial scale system. Depending on the track record of the application of specific technologies to the type of feedstock being proposed, CRD will assess whether or not a Pilot initiative is warranted. As part of this REFOI, CRD is seeking to confirm:
- the capability of the vendors to provide a full scale integrated solution to manage the CRD solid and liquid waste streams as identified;
- the need for a Pilot program (based in part on the status of reference facilities) to demonstrate capability to manage some or all of the CRD solid and liquid waste streams;
- the level of interest in and viability of the private sector undertaking a pilot program if it would be needed to provide critical data related to the management of CRD’s solid and future liquid waste residuals; and,
- a description of specific value added assets/support that the Respondents can bring to a Pilot initiative.
Form of Submission and Address
Respondents are to submit five (5) complete hard copies of their submission along with one electronically readable copy of the submission on a USB stick.
Capital Regional District 625 Fisgard Street Victoria, BC V8W 1R7
Attention: Joshua Frederick
Capital Regional District PO Box 1000
Victoria, BC V8W 2S6
Attention: Joshua Frederick, MASc, P.Eng.
Responses submitted by facsimile communication equipment (FAX) or email will not be considered.
Closing Date and Time: March 20th, 2017at 2:00:00 pm local time.
Late responses may be considered at the sole and absolute discretion of the CRD. However, the CRD is not obligated to consider late responses.
Proponents must register with the Parks & Environmental Services Contracts Coordinator (250-360-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included on the Registered Proponents List and in order to receive any further communications regarding this RFEOI issued by the Owner.
All communications regarding this REFOI shall be directed to the Parks & Environmental Services Contracts Coordinator (250-360-3284 or email@example.com).