Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

12/06/2016

Agenda Report # 66


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Proposed Pilot Project Partnership between Columbus Consolidated Government & Rubicon Global, LLC

INITIATED BY: Pat Biegler, Public Works Director


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a donation of consulting services and technology from Rubicon Global, LLC, for a Municipal Waste Data Pilot Project for services valued at $443,880 and authorize to enter into any appropriate agreement(s) for participation in the waste data pilot project and for other purposes.

Background: Rubicon, founded in Atlanta, GA, is an asset-light, technology-enabled platform that is revolutionizing the waste and recycling industry. As a certified B-Corp, they have a double bottom-line responsibility, which is to both create economic value and to use their business to help achieve an environmental good. The environmental good on which they are focused is the eradication of landfills. Rubicon's proprietary technology platform creates competition, transparency, and greater efficiency in the notoriously antiquated waste and recycling industry. They are operating in all 50 States.

Analysis: Rubicon proposes a 12-month partnership with the CCG, whereby Rubicon will make a donation of its technology, training and support services to the CCG. Rubicon's app-based technology would be placed into the Public Works Department's fleet of 75 residential solid waste vehicles servicing households within the CCG limits.

Financial Considerations: Columbus Consolidated Government, on behalf of Department of Public Works, desires to accept the services donated by Rubicon through the Pilot Project valued at up to Four Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars and Zero Cents ($443,880.00).

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Through participation in the Pilot Project and Rubicon, Columbus Consolidated Government will gain access to a suite of services that will create operational efficiency, improve customer service, and increase code enforcement capabilities in CCG's waste and recycling operations.

Legal Considerations: Columbus Consolidated Government has not agreed to any monetary engagement after the initial pilot. The acceptance of hardware, software, and services and any appropriate agreement (s) will not become binding on Columbus Consolidated Government and Columbus Consolidated Government will incur no obligations or liability under it, until it has been approved by the City Attorney as to form, executed by the City Manager, attested to by the Municipal Clerk, and delivered to Rubicon.

Recommendations/ Actions: Department of Public Works recommend approval because the services are desirable and in the best interest of Columbus Consolidated Government to participate in this Pilot Project and accept services offered.



Rubicon-Columbus GA Partnership Proposal 111816.pdfRubicon-Columbus GA Partnership Proposal 111816.pdf
A RESOLUTION
No.______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO ACCEPT A DONATION OF CONSULTING SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY FROM RUBICON GLOBAL, LLC, FOR A MUNICIPAL WASTE DATA PILOT PROJECT, FOR SERVICES VALUED AT FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($443,880.00); AND AUTHORIZING TO ENTER INTO ANY APPROPRIATE AGREEMENT(S) FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WASTE DATA PILOT PROJECT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, Columbus Consolidated Government, has demonstrated its commitment to becoming a top-tier city for sustainability through adopting ambitious zero-waste and recycling goals; and,

WHEREAS, Rubicon Global LLC (“Rubicon”) is an asset-light, technology –enabled platform that is revolutionizing the waste and recycling industry; and,

WHEREAS, Rubicon has proposed the establishment of a twelve (12) - month Waste Data Pilot Project (“Pilot Project”) between the Columbus Consolidated Government and Rubicon to allow the City to test a suite of technological resources designed to improve residential waste and recycling systems; and,

WHEREAS, through participation in the Pilot Project and Rubicon, Columbus Consolidated Government will gain access to a suite of services that will create operational efficiency, improve customer service, and increase code enforcement capabilities in CCG’s waste and recycling operations; and,

WHEREAS, the Pilot Project will provide valuable planning data to Columbus Consolidated Government that will inform policy decisions with regard to recycling education efforts, optimizing driver routes, and minimizing vehicle emissions from Columbus Consolidated Government solid waste fleet; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Consolidated Government, on behalf of Department of Public Works, desires to accept the services offered by Rubicon through the Pilot Project valued at up to Four Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars and Zero Cents ($443,880.00); and,

WHEREAS, the Director of Public Works recommends authorizing the execution of any appropriate agreement(s) with Rubicon, accept donated services and technology in an amount not to exceed Four Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars and Zero Cents ($448,880.00); and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Consolidated Government has not agreed to any monetary engagement after the initial pilot; and,

WHEREAS, that this acceptance of hardware, software, and services and any appropriate agreement (s) will not become binding on Columbus Consolidated Government and Columbus Consolidated Government will incur no obligations or liability under it, until it has been approved by the City Attorney as to form, executed by the City Manager, attested to by the Municipal Clerk, and delivered to Rubicon, and,

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the best interest of Columbus Consolidated Government to participate in this Pilot Project and accept services offered.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to accept a donation of consulting services and technology from Rubicon Global, LLC, for a municipal Waste Data Pilot Project, valued at four hundred forty-three thousand eight hundred eighty dollars and zero cents ($443,880.00); and the City Manager is authorized to enter into any appropriate agreement(s) for participation in the Waste Data Pilot Project; and for other purposes.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the ________ day of_____________, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor