SSROC want to see the development of an approach that provides an alternative to mainstream or single-use purchase of goods. Scope could include refurbishment, upcycling, processing and resale / exchange of unwanted household goods, and DIY home or commercial renovation materials that have a market value.
The SSROC has issued a Request for Information (RFI) from organisations (including commercial, social, public, not-for-profit) and partnered organisations for the supply of services or goods that enable reuse for communities within the region’s member councils.
Overall this initiative intends seek self-identification of market suppliers from all sectors including, but not limited to, resource recovery, logistics, technology and behaviour change professionals who are interested in collaborating with Southern Sydney councils on the development of a professionalised regional facility or program that specialises in all the variations of re-use; And then to:
- Facilitate a market briefing bringing together commercial, social, charity and small enterprises alongside SSROC member councils to discuss opportunities and challenges about meeting the region’s re-use needs;
- Offer a workshop for potential suppliers/providers about how to respond to local government procurement instruments
- Conduct a request for proposal (SSROC reserves the right to change market approach)
- Work with successful party/parties on master planning, site selection, planning and zoning issues, and leasing or co-location if required;
- Engage and enlist Local and State Government in the Sydney metro area to commit resources, planning, leadership and oversight.
The RFI contains some flexibility, allowing potential respondents to add their own perspectives on realizing the region’s reuse objectives. RFI documentation can be downloaded at www.tendersonline.com.au/ssroc.
For more information visit www.ssroc.nsw.gov.au/tenders-and-eois
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