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File #: 18-545    Version: 1
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/26/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Waive the applicable provisions of the Naperville Procurement Code and award Procurement 18-146, Leaf Disposal, to Tri-County Excavation & Construction, Inc for an amount not to exceed $67,500 and to Steve Piper and Sons for an amount not to exceed $32,500 (Requires six positive votes)
Related files: 18-1011, 19-332
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Waive the applicable provisions of the Naperville Procurement Code and award Procurement 18-146, Leaf Disposal, to Tri-County Excavation & Construction, Inc for an amount not to exceed $67,500 and to Steve Piper and Sons for an amount not to exceed $32,500 (Requires six positive votes)

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DEPARTMENT: Department of Public Works

SUBMITTED BY: Richard Dublinski, Director

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

BACKGROUND:
The Department of Public Works (DPW) manages the City's annual bulk curbside leaf collection program. The program is offered in conjunction with the free bagged leaf and yard waste container program offered through the City's refuse collection contract. The bulk curbside collection program is structured so that residents are provided three curbside leaf collection opportunities during the six-week program to dispose of their leaves. The program begins mid-October and continues through the end of November. DPW annually collects between 40,000 and 50,000 cubic yards of leaves through the curbside program.

Most of the leaves picked up by City crews have traditionally been hauled to designated local farm land with a portion of the leaves being burned at the City's compost site using the incinerator. The City contracts with a third party to spread, treat and till the leaves into the farm fields. Available farm land is increasingly difficult to find locally as properties develop in Naperville. For example, with the upcoming Clow Farm development in south Naperville, DPW will no longer be able to use this site, which has historically been used to dispose of approximately 8,000 cubic yards of leaves each year.

The City has used a variety of equipment over the years to pick-up the leaves. Currently, the following equipment is used:
* 5 leaf loaders (Autumates)
* 5 vacuum trucks (Dinkmars)
* 2 front end loaders (Case/John Deere)
* 20 single axle/tandem axle trucks (International/Peterbilt)

The City'...

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