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Chemung County Purchasing Department
John H. Hazlett Building - 4th Floor
203 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: 607-737-2917
Fax: 607-737-2073

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed proposals are sought and requested by the County of Chemung for the performance of the following contract, according to terms of the RFP:

PROPOSAL FOR THE LEASE AND OPERATION OF THE CHEMUNG COUNTY SOLID WASTE FACILITY AND LANDFILL

Chemung County seeks innovative proposals from private entities whereby its Solid Waste Management Facilities are privatized by leasing of those facilities for a period of up to 25 years, commencing on or about June 15th, 2005. The property subject to the proposal encompasses the County landfill real property, the Materials Recycling Facility and equipment. The proposal should ensure a positive financial benefit to Chemung County and meet the long-term solid waste handling and recycling goals of Chemung County.

Draft Proposal packets may be obtained at the office of the Chemung County Purchasing Department at the above mentioned address (Telephone: 607-737-2917) for a refundable deposit of fifty dollars ($50.00) on or after December 13th, 2004. Checks shall be made payable to the County of Chemung. No vendor shall receive packets prior to submission of said deposit to the Purchasing Department. Proposers requesting arrangements other than U.S. Mail shall be responsible for making such arrangements and shall bear all associated costs.

Proposers may schedule a site tour and/or access to Solid Waste District files. Tours must be completed on or before February 22nd, 2005. Tour requests are to be made through the Chemung County Purchasing Department (607-737-2917) .

A Pre—proposal meeting is scheduled to be held on February 23rd, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at the Chemung County Purchasing Department, Room 403, Fourth Floor, John H. Hazlett Building, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, New York 14901 for any firm wishing to submit a proposal. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

All questions pertaining to this RFP shall be forwarded in writing as detailed in the RFP to the Chemung County Purchasing Department. Any verbal or other communication sent or made to anyone other than to the Purchasing Department will not be considered and may be cause for the proposal being deemed non-responsive. The County will accept comments on the draft RFP up until the end of business on February 14th, 2005.

The Final Request for Proposals will be issued on March 1st, 2005. Proposal packets may be obtained at the office of the Chemung County Purchasing Department at the above mentioned address (Telephone: 607-737-2917) for a refundable deposit of fifty dollars ($50.00) on or after March 1st, 2005. Proposers requesting arrangements other than U.S. Mail shall be responsible for making such arrangements and shall bear all associated costs. All vendors submitting a proposal must have supplied the County with a deposit to be considered for award. Sealed proposals will be received in the Chemung County Purchasing Department, Room 403, Fourth Floor, John H. Hazlett Building, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, New York 14901, until 2:00 P.M. on April 15th, 2005. Please note that the Purchasing Office is not open between the hours 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M., so proposal deliveries should not be made during that time. If a proposal is being express mailed, specify that delivery should not be made between the hours of 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Any proposal received after the time and date specified will not be considered.

Submissions shall be in accordance with the specifications contained herein. One (1) original and fifteen (15) copies of your submission marked “A Proposal to Lease Chemung County Solid Waste Management Facilities” shall be submitted.

Each proposal must be submitted with a proposal bond for 5 % of the total proposed amount. Proposers who, in the opinion of the Chemung County Review Team, possess the necessary qualifications, experience, and expertise will be interviewed to discuss their proposal.

The County of Chemung reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted and to waive any informality.