MAPLETON – The township has received multiple proposals from pre-qualified parties in response to its RFP for the provision of municipal water and wastewater services, Mapleton officials announced on Jan. 16.
“We are very pleased with the number of proposals received and the quality and creativity associated with those proposals,” said Mayor Gregg Davidson in a press release issued by the township.
The release states Mapleton and its legal and consulting advisors have now begun the process of evaluating the proposals and it is anticipated that Mapleton council will make a final determination on the selected proposal, if any, by March 31.
Council passed a resolution on May 28 calling for RFPs (requests for proposals) for companies to invest in, and propose solutions for, the township’s water and wastewater systems.
At the time, council approved issuing RFPs to six groups of companies, all of which were deemed qualified by council through a request for qualifications (RFQ) process.
The new approach to financing and updating the water and wastewater systems was adopted by council in December 2018, when consultants Borden Ladner Gervais LLP were engaged to explore alternative financing and infrastructure renewal for the systems.