Victoria, BC – The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) at Hartland landfill and the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the marketing and end use of CRD biosolids were issued today.
Resource Recovery Centre RFQ:
The RRC is one of the major components of the Seaterra Program. Residual solids from the treatment plant at McLoughlin Point will be piped to the RRC where they will be treated and processed into biosolids. These biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials that meet B.C. Ministry of Environment regulatory standards and are safe to be recycled. This facility will also recover other resources from the residual solids such as methane (biogas) and phosphorus.
The RRC RFQ is an opportunity for interested teams to submit their qualifications and experience to design, build, partially finance and operate the facility for a 25-year term. Up to four of the best-qualified teams will then be eligible to submit a full proposal for the project. The subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to the shortlisted teams in spring 2014. Proponents of the RRC Request for Proposal (RFP) process will be responsible for the final design development of the RRC facility and for ensuring that it meets the CRD’s commitments outlined in the approved Liquid Waste Management Plan.
Biosolids Marketing and End Use RFP:
The RFP for marketing and ultimate use of biosolids is being issued to provide certainty to the successful proponent of the RRC RFP by removing marketing and disposal risks from the bidding process. Proponents for this RFP will have the opportunity to utilize the biosolids in a manner that does not include land application as per the CRD policy.
Seaterra Program and other CRD staff are working with local community associations to coordinate information sessions and provide opportunities for neighbouring residents to share their feedback and comments that will inform the facility planning and the RFP process.
To access the RFQ and RFP please visit http://www2.crd.bc.ca/business-opportunities/current.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Kim Van Bruggen, APR
Communications Manager, CRD Seaterra Program