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The RCD seeks qualified consultants to support various activities related to compost and CA SB-1383 requirements.

The following describes specific areas of expertise which a successful candidate will be expected to draw upon as part of an agreement with the RCD. Consultants’ qualification statements should speak to one or more of the areas in which they have expertise and could provide support to the RCD:

1a.          SB-1383 Compliance and Planning

Consultant should have a thorough understanding of SB-1383 and its implications regarding the diversion of organic waste from landfills and jurisdiction’s recovered organic waste product procurement requirements Consultant will provide services and recommendations to the RCD and OOS regarding strategies and compliance with SB-1383.

1b.         Compost Quality for Various Uses

Consultant should have a technical expertise of compost production, qualities, contamination, and uses. An understanding of the following aspects of compost production and usage are required:

  • Compost quality standards for various suburban and agricultural compost uses
  • Compost contamination and remediation
  • Carbon farming and sequestration

Effective small-scale rural community composting systems


2.            Conceptual Designs for Compost Facility

The RCD seeks qualified consultants to develop conceptual designs for a small-scale compost facility, which may include:

  • Analysis of local waste data for potential feedstock source
  • Technical surveys (if required)
  • Designs
  • Permitting (e.g. California Environmental Quality Act, Coastal Development Permits, avoidance and minimization measures, biological assessments, etc.) Public or Private permitting costs
  • Cost estimation (based on dynamic factors such as a public vs. private facility)

Submittals will be accepted until June 20, 2021 at 5pm to Late submissions will not be considered.