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File #: 66045    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to contract with Purple Cow Organics for the processing of leaves and yard waste collected by the Streets Division
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Streets Division
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/26/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00514
Title: Approving a competitively-selected contract for composting services with Purple Cow Organics, LLC for 3 years with up to two optional renewal years and authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves a three-year contract with Purple Cow Organics to compost the City’s yard waste materials. The contract includes options for two additional one-year renewals. The following is the schedule of annual costs under the proposed contract.

2022: $169,950
2023: $175,048
2024: $180,300
2025 optional renewal: $185,709
2026 optional renewal: $191,280

The 2021 Adopted Operating Budget included $165,000 to support Purple Cow contract costs, and the 2022 Cost-to-Continue Budget includes $180,000 to support this contract. This amount may be updated during the 2022 Operating Budget deliberations to reflect the actual contract costs. No additional appropriation is required.
Title
Approving a competitively-selected contract for composting services with Purple Cow Organics, LLC for 3 years with up to two optional renewal years and authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract

Body
WHEREAS, the Streets Division collects nearly 20,000 tons of yard waste material each year that must be kept from the landfill in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 287.07(2) and in accordance with Madison General Ordinance 10.18(7)(d); and

WHEREAS, Purple Cow Organics, LLC has composted the yard waste collected by the City of Madison Streets Division since 2017, and;

WHEREAS, the current contract for composting yard waste ends on December 31, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Purple Cow Organics, LLC is an experienced local composter and has appropriate licenses and permits; and

WHEREAS, Purple Cow Organics, LLC submitted the most favorable proposal during the most recent RFP process (RFP # 10007-0-2021-AM) to continue performing composting services in support of the leaf and yard waste collection program performed by the City of Madison Streets Division; and

WHEREAS, the new contract with Purple Cow Organics, LLC shall be for three years, with two, one year renewal options; and

WHEREAS, the contract fees are as follows:
2022: $169,950
2023: ...

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