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File #: 12-0944    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/20/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/26/2013 Final action: 3/26/2013
Title: Environmental Management recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 088-S1311with NewPoint Group, Inc. to assign the agreement to Crowe Horwath, LLP for assistance with solid waste franchise negotiations. FUNDING: County Service Area No. 10 Solid Waste Budget.
Attachments: 1. 3A - Approved Blue Route Amd I 3-26-13, 2. 3B - Amendment I to 088-S1311 3-26-13, 3. 3C - Fully Executed Agreement 088-S1311 3-26-13, 4. A - Blue Route, 5. B - Agreement 088-S1311 Newpoint Group Inc. 8-7-12.pdf, 6. C - Insurance
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Environmental Management recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 088-S1311with NewPoint Group, Inc. to assign the agreement to Crowe Horwath, LLP for assistance with solid waste franchise negotiations.

FUNDING: County Service Area No. 10 Solid Waste Budget.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
No change to Net County Cost. The term, compensation rates and total not to exceed amount of this Agreement remain unchanged.

Background
The County's current solid waste collection franchises are set to expire December 31, 2014 and the County is preparing to engage in good faith negotiations for the purpose of entering into new Franchise Agreements with the existing Franchisees: Amador Disposal Service, American River Disposal, El Dorado Disposal, Sierra Disposal, and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal.

On May 8, 2012, the Board of Supervisors directed County staff to engage in good faith negotiations with its franchise haulers for the purpose of entering into new franchise agreements (Legistar Item 12-0508). The County aims to include a standard rate setting methodology, along with strategies from the Countywide Solid Waste Management Plan, into any new Franchise Agreements that are brought to the Board of Supervisors as a result of the negotiations. The overarching goal of the County is to ensure that the residents and businesses within the Franchise Areas are receiving efficient, high quality, and cost-effective services.

On August 7, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved Agreement No. 088-S1311 with NewPoint Group, Inc. for a total not-to-exceed amount of $79,000 for a term of three years to assist with negotiations with the County's franchise haulers. NewPoint Group, Inc. agreed to conduct rate, customer satisfaction, and comparative franchise surveys; provide franchise term and franchise agreement recommendations, attend negotiation meetings; prepare reports summarizing the outcome of the negotations; and a...

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