The City and CUI are working together to explore how residents will continue to receive waste collection and processing services, with the possibility of outsourcing these services to third-party provider(s).
In November, City Council narrowed down the options for the future delivery of CUI services and asked Administration to conduct detailed analysis into the cost and implications of bringing the company back into the municipality as a department (municipalization option) or retaining CUI solely for the purposes of holding existing debt separately from the municipality until the debt is retired (shell company option). Council also directed Administration to explore the continued outsourcing of services and the possibility of partnership with an existing utility.
To better understand the feasibility of outsourcing waste and recycling collection, and the costs associated, the City and CUI have posted A Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI).
“This will better help determine the external interest in providing the service and at what cost to the taxpayers,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers.
The intent of this RFEOI is to identify interested respondents prior to proceeding to a potential next stage of a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Note: the RFEOI closed on February 1, 2019.