For release: IMMEDIATELY
Release Date: 04/11/2017
Workshop to be held connecting BR businesses with garbage and recycling contracting opportunities
Janene Tate, Communications Director
Mayor-President Broome, Councilwoman Banks to co-host workshop connecting Baton Rouge businesses with garbage and recycling contracting opportunities
BATON ROUGE, La. — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Councilwoman Chauna Banks (District 2) will co-host a workshop on Monday, April 17 to discuss upcoming garbage and recycling contracting opportunities for Baton Rouge area businesses. The event is part of the mayor-president’s continued focus on engaging small, disadvantaged, or minority-owned businesses in City-Parish initiatives and contracted services through the Equity in Business program. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in the training room (first floor conference room) at the Advanced Traffic Management and Emergency Operations Center located at 3773 Harding Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
“The services we provide to residents through our solid waste program are not only some of the most critical and visible services our City-Parish government is tasked with overseeing, but they also represent some of the largest contracts we manage on an annual basis,” Broome said. “This workshop is designed for local small business owners to receive timely information about these significant opportunities. Our hope is that many attendees will be able to play a role in the delivery of these services for years to come, and work with our teams to ensure the delivery of reliable and on-time services to all our residents.”
Attendees will learn more about the City-Parish’s upcoming procurement of long-term contracts to collect recyclables, garbage, and trash; to supply and maintain garbage and recycling carts; and to process and market recyclables from residential properties throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. City-Parish officials will discuss the procurement timeline and share a listing of regional and national firms that typically respond to similar procurements around the country. They will also outline specific services that may be included in upcoming procurements and discuss how local businesses could support the delivery of these services, including cart maintenance, vehicle maintenance, janitorial services, facility and equipment maintenance, and technology solutions and support.
The current City-Parish solid waste service contracts, which are set to expire in 2018, consist of residential trash, garbage and recyclable materials. These contracts deliver approximately
$40 million in budgeted contractual services related to the collection and disposal of solid waste. Contracts can last up to 10 years, with potential extensions.
All firms, business owners, or business representatives interested in City-Parish contracting opportunities should complete the City-Parish purchasing department’s Vendor Business Profile Data form at http://brgov.com/dept/purchase/vendorrules.htm. For more information about City-Parish procurement policies and bid opportunities, call 225-389-3259. For more information on the workshop, contact Adam Smith, interim director of the Department of Environmental Services at 225-389-4865 or Tamiara Wade, City-Parish assistant chief administrative officer, at 225-389-3100.