Collection Procurement Area Definition (2004-05)

ROC staff, working for a prior employer, analyzed and defined the service areas to be used for a city-wide procurement for curbside solid waste collection services. The logic employed using route optimization software to define procurement areas that totalled a whole number of complete routes. With a service area equating to a workload for a truck for an entire workweek, enabled the establishment of small hauler set asides to minimize the displacement of small haluers as they transitioned from open market to exclusive contracted collection areas. In addition, the providing of the routes to the bidding haulers, levelled the playing field between the small haulers that lacked sophisticated route optimization software, in comparison to, the large haulers that had such technology.