Bellflower Contracts with MuniEnvironmental to Conduct Solicitation for Proposals from Qualified Solid Waste Service Providers

The City of Bellflower has engaged MuniEnvironmental to solicit proposals from qualified solid waste service providers.

“To comply with all current regulatory and industry requirements, municipalities often need to transition to a new and/or updated franchise agreement,” said MuniEnvironmental CEO and Principal Consultant Jeff Duhamel. “The City of Bellflower has taken an appropriate and responsible first step in this process by hiring a third party with expertise to recommend the best course of action.”

MuniEnvironmental will complete a six-task process to identify the most qualified waste hauler prior to the conclusion of the existing franchise agreement. The City’s current agreement, last updated in April 2011, is due to conclude on July 1, 2021 with an automatic 24-month continuation option that would extend the agreement to August 31, 2023.

As part of the six-task process, MuniEnvironmental will work with a city committee and identified stakeholder groups, draft an up-to-date franchise agreement, manage a three-tiered qualifications and proposal process, interview four to five selected firms, assist staff in the negotiation process with firms and provide a final report on the RFP process and hauler selected.

“It’s absolutely necessary for cities to carefully solicit their waste hauler,” continued Duhamel. “We’re proud to be working with Bellflower and are confident in our ability to recommend the best hauler for the City.”

MuniEnvironmental previously has engaged with the City of Bellflower to address key provisions of SB 1383 and AB 1826, which have established parameters for mandatory organic recycling, and to audit the rate adjustment request submitted by the City’s waste hauler.

With proven expertise in the Solid Waste and Recycling Industries, the experienced professional staff of MuniEnvironmental provides consulting services to governmental agencies attempting to implement mandated regulatory requirements while also striving to preserve their leadership and administrative role with their contract service providers and the business community. For more information, please visit or call 562-432-3700.

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