Recycling, Waste, and Compost Hauling for Boston Federal Buildings

Agency: General Services Administration
State: Massachusetts
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • S - Utilities and Training Services
NAICS Category:
  • 562111 - Solid Waste Collection
Set Aside: Total Small Business
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2017
Due Date: Oct 13, 2017
Solicitation No: 47PB0017R0008
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Added: Sep 11, 2017 10:41 am
The following is a presolicitation notice in accordance with FAR 5.204 and 12.204, and is NOT a request for proposal.

The United States General Services Administration (GSA), New England Region seeks to establish an effective single-stream recycling, waste, and compost hauling program for the following five (5) federal buildings located in Boston, Massachusetts: the John F. Kennedy Federal Building, the John W. McCormack Federal Courthouse and Post Office, the Joseph J. Moakley Federal Courthouse, the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building and the J.F. Williams Coast Guard Building. These buildings are nonadjacent to each other. The buildings consist of multiple floors containing office spaces currently occupied by Federal tenant agencies, including courtrooms and offices of the Federal Judiciary. Three contain a cafeteria, and four contain a snack stand.

GSA is seeking qualified small business offerors with demonstrated prior experience to provide single stream recycling, offsite composting, and waste hauling services for five (5) Federal office buildings located in and around Boston Massachusetts to include the following:

1. Trash hauling of all building waste disposed of in containers located at or in the designated federal building(s). Such refuse or trash shall be disposed of in a state certified landfill.
2. Pick-up of single stream recyclable materials generated at or in the designated federal building(s).
3. Pick-up of compostable waste generated at or in the designated federal building(s).

The GSA has been mandated by presidential Executive Order 13693 to achieve and maintain an overall waste diversion rate of at least 50%. The GSA requires that all buildings throughout the region recycle all building generated wastes to the highest degree achievable using current technology and disposal methods. In addition, GSA will compost, to the greatest extent possible, yard waste and organic waste generated by the building operations. The intent of this Contract is to require the Contractor to provide single-stream recycling, off-site composting and waste hauling services as well as supporting tenant education and promotional services to aid GSA in meeting it's goals for waste diversion.

The selected offeror must demonstrate previous experience, applicable licenses within the State of Massachusetts and qualifications to perform full services. The selected offeror must demonstrate knowledge of the "single-stream" recycling industry and the capability to both manage and perform an effective single-stream recycling, and off-site composting services. The selected offeror shall be required to provide equipment such as compactors and open containers ranging from 20-36 cubic yards, 3 cubic yard containers, and 96 Gallon containers.

The procurement will be made using a total Small Business set-aside in accordance with FAR subpart 19.5 to offerors capable of providing the above services. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 562111 - Solid Waste Collection and its applicable size standard is $38.5 million. The resulting contract will be Firm Fixed Price (FFP) for a total possible five (5) year period of performance: a base twelve (12) month period with four (4) one (1) year options. The procurement method will be in accordance with (IAW) FAR Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures and FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items.

The Government intends to release the solicitation on our around September 13th, 2017. To ensure that you receive all information regarding the Solicitation, please register to receive updates at, follow the procedures for notification registration. It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor FedBizOpps for release of the Solicitation (RFP) and amendments. The RFP will only be available electronically. The Solicitation (specifications, drawings, clauses and bid forms) can only be obtained by accessing FedBizOpps, a secure website when the Solicitation is issued. FedBizOpps is a secure website designed to safeguard sensitive but unclassified (SBU) acquisition material. Potential Offerors will be responsible for downloading the Solicitation (specifications, drawings, clauses and bid forms) and for monitoring the website for possible amendments and/or additional information. Potential Offerors must register on the FedBizOpps website to have access to Solicitation material. For additional information, visit the FedBizOpps website,

The Point(s) of contact for this Solicitation are:

Huy Le
Contracting Officer
General Services Administration
Acquisition Management Division (1PQ)
10 Causeway Street, 11th floor
Boston MA. 02222
Phone: (617) 565-5803

Colleen Bertone
Contracting Officer
General Services Administration
Acquisition Management Division (1PQ)
10 Causeway Street, 11th floor
Boston MA. 02222

Notice to Potential Offerors
Prospective Contractors shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a Contract or Agreement IAW FAR Part 4.11.

Added: Oct 06, 2017 5:53 pm
The solicitation is now released and attached to the FBO Post 47PB0017R0008 with proposal due date October 13th, 2017, 2:00PM EST.
Added: Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
The purpose of this modification is to change descriptions within Solicitation Attachment 1 - Pricing Template.

For Tabs 3. McMormack, Tab 4. O'Neill, Tab 5. Williams, and Tab 6. Moakley, description for all Line Items have been updated.

As an example, Line Items for Base Monthly Services have been changed from:
"J.W McCormack Federal Building Solid Waste Services Solid Waste Services Base Monthly Requirement"


"J.W McCormack Federal Building Base Monthly Services"

As an example, Line Items for Additional Pickups/Service Requests have been changed from:

"J.W McCormack Federal Building Solid Waste Services Additional Single Trash Service Request Per Container"


"J.W McCormack Federal Building Services. Additional Single Trash Service Request"

The solicitation attachment name is changed from "Solicitation Attachment 1 - Pricing Template", to "Solicitation Attachment 1 - Pricing Template rev 1" and has been attached to the posting in
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Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
October 6, 2017
Description: RFP 47PB0017R0008
Description: Solicitation Attachment 1 - Pricing Template
Description: Exhibit 1
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Description: Exhibit 3
Description: Exhibit 4
Amendment 1
Posted Date:
October 11, 2017
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Contracting Office Address :
10 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02222
United States
Place of Performance :
Five (5) Boston, MA Federal Buildings
Boston, Massachusetts 02222
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Huy D. Le
Phone: 6175655803
Secondary Point of Contact :
Colleen M. Bertone,
Supervisory Contracting Officer
Phone: 6172759992

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Sep 11, 2017[Presolicitation] Recycling, Waste, and Compost Hauling for Boston Federal Buildings
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