DSWA’s  Administrative Office is now located at 601 Energy Lane, Dover DE 19901 

Statewide Tire Recycling Program

Sealed Proposals, in quintuplicate (5), for the Request for Proposals for the Statewide Tire Recycling Program, Contract No. S-24-904-SW for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority shall be delivered to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)’s Administrative Office, 60 Energy Lane, Dover, Delaware, 19901, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2024.  DSWA may extend the time and place of the due date for Proposals by providing at least two (2) calendar days notice by certified mail, fax, or email to any Proposers who DSWA has recorded as having received a copy of the RFP.  If the Proposal is sent by mail, or other personal delivery system, the sealed envelope containing the Proposal shall be enclosed in a separate envelope plainly marked on the outside with the notation, “Proposal Enclosed.”  Proposals delivered by any means other than mail or personal delivery shall be rejected.

Title 7, Section 6452.8 of the Delaware Code directs DSWA to develop “a program to source separate materials from the solid waste stream which are harmful to the environment … for purposes of separate authorized disposal.”

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is for a Statewide Tire Recycling Program, which shall require that the selected CONTRACTOR provide collection, hauling, transportation, and recycling of stockpiled tires at the DSWA’S three landfills, Cherry Island Landfill (CIL) located at 1706 East 12th Street Wilmington, DE, 19801 in New Castle County, Central Solid Waste Management Center (CSWMC) located at 1107 Willow Grove Road, (Route 10), Felton, DE 19943, in Kent County, and Southern Solid Waste Management Center (SSWMC) located at 28550 Landfill Lane, Georgetown, DE, 19947, in Sussex County.  The Contract will be for a period of three (3) years (subject to any termination provisions set forth in the RFP).  Additional details as to the scope of work are set forth in the RFP.

Additional requirements and description of work are set forth in the RFP as are the criteria for evaluation and determination of the successful proposal.  DSWA may award the contract to the responsible proposer submitting the most responsive proposal which serves the best interests of DSWA and the citizens of the state of Delaware, and not necessarily at the lowest cost.

Every Proposal prepared in response to this RFP shall be prepared by the PROPOSER with the expressed understanding that any and all claims to reimbursement for the cost and expense of its preparation is waived.  No PROPOSER may withdraw the Proposal within ninety (90) days after the Proposal due date. The submittal of a Proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the Proposer to all of the conditions in this Notice and the RFP.

A copy of the RFP for Contract S-24-904-SW may be obtained by emailing prw@dswa.com or submitting a request at https://dswa.com/resources/rfpbids/request-for-bidsproposals/ on or after Tuesday, June 25, 2024.  DSWA will not be responsible for full or partial sets of the Project Manual obtained from any sources other than stated above, or in the project manual, nor shall BIDDER rely upon such other sources or information.

The PROPOSER must submit, with its Proposal, documentation indicating it is licensed to conduct business in the State of Delaware and PROPOSER must meet and comply with all state, local, and federal laws, regulations, ordinances, codes, and requirements in the scope of their Work and comply with any and all licensing requirements.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals which in its judgment is in the best interest of DSWA, and all PROPOSERS are notified that such acceptance or rejection shall be without liability on the part of DSWA for any action brought by any PROPOSER because of such acceptance or rejection.  Likewise, DSWA reserves the right to waive any requirement or irregularity in the RFP or the RFP process without liability on the part of DSWA.  The submittal of a proposal in response to this Notice shall constitute an agreement of the PROPOSER to all the provisions set forth in this Notice and the RFP.

All Proposals shall be submitted in quintuplicate (5), sealed, marked, and addressed as follows:

Delaware Solid Waste Authority

601 Energy Lane

Dover, Delaware 19901

Attention: Robert Ziegler

Manager of Statewide Recycling

Proposal for: Statewide Tire Recycling Program

Contract: S-24-904-SW

The Project Manual explains the process by which prospective Proposers may submit questions about the meaning or intent of the Project Manual.  Please contact DSWA prior to the Proposal opening if you wish to schedule a site tour.

All other inquiries regarding this work shall be directed to:

Robert Ziegler                                                and                  Pam Williamson

Statewide Manager of Recycling                                           Sr. Executive Assistant

Phone:  302-739-5361                                                             Phone:  302-739-5361

Cell: 302-272-2324                                                                Fax:  302-739-4287

Fax:  302-739-4287                                                                Email:  prw@dswa.com

Email:  raz@dswa.com