NOTICE TO PROVIDERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CONDUCTING A SEGREGATED RATE STUDY
FOR THE HAWAII DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM

The Department of Health, Office of Solid Waste Management (department) is requesting proposals from qualified offerors to conduct a study of the recyclable beverage containers that are collected at certified redemption centers (CRC) of the State’s Deposit Beverage Container (DBC) program.

The purpose of the study is to recommend rates ("segregated rates") that may be used by the department to calculate the redemption value paid to consumers who redeem their containers based upon the weight at CRCs that are inspected and confirmed as containing Hawaii refund value material (DBC Beverage containers).

The contract period shall be for 25 months with an option to extend for up to one additional year. The department expects the contract to commence on June 1, 2016.

Those interested and capable of providing the services required may obtain an informational packet starting on Friday, March 11, 2016, from:

State of Hawaii, Department of Health
Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch
Office of Solid Waste Management
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 212
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-4912
Telephone No.: (808) 586-4226
Attention: Michael Casey

All solicitation information will also be available for download from the Hawaii State Procurement Office (SPO) - Procurement Notices for Solicitation: http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices

A pre-proposal conference (NOT MANDATORY) is scheduled to provide an opportunity for Offerors to be briefed and to ask any questions about this procurement. The meeting is set for:

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location:  Department of Health
  Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch
  919 Ala Moana Boulevard
  (check in at reception desk in Rm.  212)
  Honolulu, HI 96814

Discussions may be conducted with offerors; however, proposals may be accepted on evaluation without discussions. Contract award will be based on an evaluation that considers the offeror’s proposed costs, their previous experience performing similar services, and the methodology proposed.

Statements of qualifications, along with complete proposals must be received by the department no later than 2:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time), Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

  Virginia Pressler, M.D.
  Director of Health

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