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End-Market Development Pilot Program Design and Cooordination

RFP # FAAA 2018000179

The purpose of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for a consultant who has experience providing technical assistance to businesses that have an interest in establishing a new end-market, or expanding an existing end-market, for post-consumer solid waste in the State of Colorado. The State, through its Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program, seeks to pilot an innovative new model that will help ensure future grant dollars awarded through this program are dedicated to projects that will be sustainable in the long-term and establish new and robust end-markets for post-consumer recyclables, compostables, and construction and demolition waste in Colorado.

The State recognizes that there are a limited number of domestic markets for these materials, and even fewer markets within Colorado. Additionally, in July 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization of its intention to prohibit the import of certain solid wastes and scrap into their country, including mixed paper and mixed plastics, beginning on January 1, 2018. This has the potential to disrupt domestic markets in a profoundly negative way, impacting the ability of recycling programs to remain financially viable. As a result, the State hopes to spur investment in domestic end-markets within Colorado to ensure the State’s recycling infrastructure continues to grow and flourish.

View the RFP

Eric Heyboer
Recycling Grant Program Administrator
​P 303.691.49556 | eric.heyboer@state.co.us

Please be advised that the Colorado Vendor Self Service (VSS) website is the official site for all Solicitation information, including Addenda and Modifications. All open solicitations can be viewed here: colorado.gov/vss.

Should you decide to submit a response to this solicitation, you must be registered with the Colorado VSS System prior to the submission date listed in the solicitation. If you are not registered prior to the submission date for this Solicitation, your Solicitation response may be rejected.

It is advisable that you register on the Colorado VSS System as soon as possible. For information regarding VSS, please log on to www.colorado.gov/vss or email VSSHelp@state.co.us to reach the VSS Help Desk.

Questions must be directed to Anna Provencher, CDPHE Purchasing Agent, at 303-692-2016 or via email at anna.provencher@state.co.us.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.

Zero Waste Education Video Production

Request for Proposal
Zero Waste Education Video Production
Budget: $5,000
Responses due: March 9, 2018

Project Overview
The video described below is part of a larger project to help members of a community understand the reason for a Zero Waste “Green Star Community” and their role in helping the vision succeed.

Zero Waste, a concept Eco-Cycle has been educating all sectors of the community on for the last twenty years, is about redesigning our systems to use resources more efficiently and without the use or production of toxins. All products are designed to be reused, recycled or composted at the end of their useful lives,returning resources into the production cycle, virtually eliminating the need for landfills and incinerators and significantly reducing our impact on natural resources and our climate.

Zero Waste is one of the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective ways a community can reduce its climate impact. It is also the best strategy for reducing our collective impact on our finite resources on our one planet. Eco-Cycle’s work is to “build Zero Waste communities,” in an effort to realize the benefits of Zero Waste and take this solution as far and as fast as we possibly can. We create Zero Waste communities by working with every sector—businesses, residents, government, public events, and schools—to work together to create and engage in new systems.

Eco-Cycle has received a grant from the U.S. EPA to create a model Zero Waste “Green Star
Community” in Lyons, Colorado. One element of this grant is to create a video to help the Lyons community understand the opportunities of Zero Waste and the role each community member will play in making Lyons a “Green Star” community.

Scope of Work
Contractor Requirements
The contractor will:

  • Meet with the Eco-Cycle team at the outset of the project to discuss creative strategy, logistics, and desired outcomes.
  • Review the script and storyboard written by Eco-Cycle (writing the script and storyboard is NOT part of this SOW) and create a production schedule
  • Manage on-camera interviews, narration, music, on-screen text, and/or animation
  • Film and edit video for a final length of approximately 3 minutes
  • Provide at least 3 revisions based on feedback from the Eco-Cycle team
  • Utilize other branding elements created by the Eco-Cycle Team for this particular project

The contractor will deliver the following to the Eco-Cycle team:

  • All final video files in HD
  • Proof of appropriate licensing for all music and images used in the video

Budget: $5,000
The EPA Grant has allowed for $5,000 for the production of a video. Because this project is grant funded, there is no room for a negotiated price for the project.

Zero Waste Education Video Scope of Work and Proposal Requirements April 2018
Eco-Cycle will:

  • Create the storyboard and script for the video
  • Meet with the contractor at the outset of the project to discuss creative strategy, logistics, and desired outcomes
  • Identify and facilitate interviews with community members, etc.
  • Provide high resolution versions of any brand graphic elements, as needed
  • Provide background information and materials as needed

Proposal Requirements
All proposals must include the following information:

  1. Cover letter, including contact name, address, phone number, and email
  2. Resume and portfolio
  3. Description of similar projects completed
  4. Description of the background/experience of all staff who will be working on the project
  5. Itemized list of cost and timeline for conducting work as outlined
  6. Three references for similar projects, with contact names and phone numbers. References must be able to comment on the performance of the videographer, as well as on the performance of the vendor as a whole.

Insurance Requirements
Videographers must carry their own insurance.

Responses should be sent to: Randy Moorman at randy@ecocycle.org by March 9, 2018.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.

Executive Director

Conservation Colorado seeks a leader who is passionate about protecting Colorado’s unique environment. This individual will be a tireless advocate for Conservation Colorado’s mission, inspiring others to support this organization’s position on issues and policies. This person will elevate voices of diverse communities historically disenfranchised from discussions of environmental policy.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of government relations, policy development and politics, and is driven by a love of the outdoors. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

Recycling Route Driver

Eco-Cycle is accepting applications for a (class B) Recycling Route Driver position. (CDL-B)

Eco-Cycle is looking for a full-time driver for routes in Boulder County. As one of the country’s leading non-profit recyclers, we offer a competitive salary and benefits after 90 days. Salary based on experience.

Routes run Tues. – Sat. Must be familiar with Boulder County and not afraid to get dirty! Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and push and pull heavy dumpsters is required.

If you’re willing to support our mission and represent our goals in action, respond to this posting.

Must have VALID CDL- B license and a clean driving record! You may be asked to provide a current Motor Vehicle Record.

Qualified Applicants ONLY may contact Rodger at Eco-Cycle (Rodger@ecocycle.org). You must complete our Driver Application. See also: https://www.ecocycle.org and http://ecocycle.org/careers to find out more about what an awesome, environmental non-profit Eco-Cycle is!

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017.