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Bill BL2020-237

An ordinance approving Amendment 2 to the contract between Waste Management, Inc. of Tennessee and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Department of Public Works, for the processing and marketing of recyclable material collected by Metro, and extending the contract term through 2025.

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Request For Proposal, Waste Management, Inc. of Tennessee (“Waste Management”) was selected by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”) to process and market Metro’s recyclable materials from November of 2015 through November 2025; and,

WHEREAS, Amendment 2 to the contract adjusts the processing fees and recycling values; and,

WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code section 4.12.220 states that contracts providing for the collection, transportation and/or disposal of solid waste, which contracts provide for an annual payment of five hundred thousand dollars or more, must be approved by Council; and,

WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code section 4.12.160(A) of the Metropolitan Code limits the term of contracts for services to sixty (60) months, unless otherwise authorized by the Metropolitan Council; and,

WHEREAS, due to inadvertence, although the contract exceeded sixty (60) months, it has not been previously approved by Council; and,

WHEREAS, approval of the amendment and agreement by the Metropolitan Council to extend the contract term through 2025 will benefit the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County by providing a cohesive, economical and efficient means of collecting and disposing of recyclable material.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Amendment 2 to the contract between Waste Management, Inc. of Tennessee and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Department of Public Works, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved.

Section 2. That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to extend contract number 354129, between Waste Management, Inc. of Tennessee and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Department of Public Works, through November 2025, if such extension is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Angie Henderson, Burkley Allen

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Legislative History

IntroducedApril 7, 2020

Passed First ReadingApril 7, 2020

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Public Works Committee

Passed Second ReadingApril 21, 2020

Passed Third ReadingMay 5, 2020

ApprovedMay 6, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 05/25/2020 4:10 PM