British Columbia's Capital Regional District (CRD) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) at Hartland landfill, Vancouver.
The DBFOM availability payment based project will be supplemented with revenue generated from the beneficial reuse of the resources recovered from treatment of Residual Solids, fats, oils and grease; and Food Waste.
The RRC is one of the major components of the Seaterra Program. Residual solids from the treatment plant at McLoughlin Point will be piped to the RRC where they will be treated and processed into biosolids. These biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials that meet B.C. Ministry of Environment regulatory standards and are safe to be recycled. This facility will also recover other resources from the residual solids such as methane (biogas) and phosphorus.
The RRC RFQ is an opportunity for interested teams to submit their qualifications and experience to design, build, partially finance and operate the facility for a 25-year term. Up to four of the best-qualified teams will then be eligible to submit a full proposal for the project.
The subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to the shortlisted teams in spring 2014. Proponents of the RRC Request for Proposal (RFP) process will be responsible for the final design development of the RRC facility and for ensuring that it meets the CRD's commitments outlined in the approved Liquid Waste Management Plan.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 March 2013.