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City of Beverly Hills

Competitive Procurement, Negotiations (2003, 2010)

Project Background

The City of Beverly Hills’ Public Works Department provides automated residential solid waste collection services. Commercial collection services are provided by a single solid waste hauler, whose contract was expiring. The City was seeking to competitively obtain a new commercial agreement, and also looking at the possibility of privatizing its residential service. HF&H had assisted the City with a variety of services, including solid waste rate analyses, fee payment reviews, and assisting in transitioning from five commercial haulers to one contractor. The City subsequently retained HF&H for contracting assistance.

Project Results

Under the 2003 agreement, the City:

  • Obtained free collection and processing of source separated commercial recyclables.
  • Secured processing of all commercial refuse to recover recyclables.
  • Opted to continue its City-provided residential collection, with refuse and green waste processing services at favorable rates from the selected commercial hauler.

When the City’s agreement with the new hauler was nearing expiration, the City requested HF&H’s assistance in negotiating a new agreement. Through this process in 2010, the City obtained:

  • A 10% reduction in commercial collection rates.
  • A 12% reduction in residential processing rates.