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File #: 20-0189    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 - Big Belly Connect Rental Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/16/2020
Enactment date: 3/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-094
Title: Resolution to Approve a Best Source Lease Agreement with Big Belly Solar, Inc. for Lease of Solar Compacting Trash and Recycling Containers ($23,290.08/year 1 and 2; not to exceed $150,000.00 for 5 years)
Attachments: 1. BigBellyPicture.pdf, 2. BBS_CityofAnnArbor_CSA 10176_2-11-20.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Best Source Lease Agreement with Big Belly Solar, Inc. for Lease of Solar Compacting Trash and Recycling Containers ($23,290.08/year 1 and 2; not to exceed $150,000.00 for 5 years)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution approving a best source lease agreement with Big Belly Solar, Inc. for the rental of 10 sets of Big Belly containers. Each set consists of a high capacity trash compactor and a standard capacity recycling container. Each set also includes foot pedals and an anti-graffiti wrap. This is a 5 year leasing agreement with pricing guaranteed at $23,290.08 per year for the first 2 years. Thereafter, pricing shall not increase over the amounts charged for the immediately preceding term by more than the rate of inflation as reflected by the Consumer Price Index - Urban for all US Cities, unadjusted ("CPI-U").

The City maintains pedestrian litter and recycle containers on sidewalks in areas with high pedestrian foot traffic. The City is in the process of replacing all of its pedestrian containers with more aesthetically pleasing containers that are stationary and more efficient to service. The Big Belly containers will be placed strategically on high pedestrian traffic areas and will supplement the new pedestrian containers. The City will evaluate their performance over the 5-year lease agreement.

The City currently owns 5 Big Belly trash compacting containers. Two are located in the downtown area and 3 are in parks. The containers have wireless technology that allows them to communicate when they are full, malfunctioning, or the door is opened. This allows for optimization of servicing; whereas servicing will be initialized via mobile device notification. In addition, the trash containers compact, making them ideal for high usage locations as they can hold more trash than typical containers. Finally, they can be bolted to the ground to prevent unauthorized movement. Due to the leasing agreemen...

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