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File #: 2021-1082   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Third Amendment to the Agreement with SCS Engineers for Targeted Zero Waste Technical Assistance for Commercial Businesses and Multi-Family Accounts in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,334,978. (Public Works 26241631)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Original Agreement, 2. Exhibit 2 - First Amendment, 3. Exhibit 3 - Second Amendment, 4. Exhibit 4 - Third Amendment
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Third Amendment to the Agreement with SCS Engineers for Targeted Zero Waste Technical Assistance for Commercial Businesses and Multi-Family Accounts in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,334,978. (Public Works 26241631)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On July 1, 2018, the City Council adopted the Zero Waste Implementation Plan Update (ZWIP Update) and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a one-year agreement for zero waste commercial and multifamily technical assistance as part of the second key strategy included in the ZWIP Update. On October 9, 2018, the original agreement with SCS Engineers (SCS) was entered into following a competitive procurement. The agreement has been amended twice, and expired July 7, 2021. As a result of this targeted technical assistance, Alameda businesses and apartment buildings reduced the amount of garbage sent to landfill by 1,697 tons per year. Consistent with the recently adopted Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), the ZWIP Update, and on account of the results delivered by SCS, staff is recommending a third amendment be executed.

BACKGROUND

On October 19, 2010, the City Council adopted the ZWIP and set a goal of achieving zero waste, or 89% diversion, from landfill by 2020. The 89% diversion goal derives from a per capita disposal rate, or the amount of waste disposed in pounds into the landfill by person per day (PPD). PPD is calculated by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). If the City of Alameda (City) were to reach 1.2 pounds PPD, then the City will have achieved 89% diversion.

In the summer of 2018, the City Council approved the ZWIP Update, which included five strategies to be implemented over five years to achieve zero waste. Conducting targeted technical assistance with commercial and multi-family waste generators is Strategy 2, as these generators...

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