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Air Quality Department, Bob Huhn, PIO
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Phoenix, AZ  85004
Ph 602-506-6713

$1 Million Available for Air Quality Projects

Maricopa County Air Quality Department is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for air quality projects in the vicinity of Town of Queen Creek. These projects will be funded from a portion of the penalty monies paid to the Air Quality Department through the Queen Creek Landfill settlement agreement.


Bid number 13017-ITN (Invitation to Negotiate), seeks proposals from government and non-profit agencies that will directly or indirectly reduce air pollution in the County. The project must be developed within a 5-mile radius of the landfill, which is located near the intersection of Hawes and Riggs roads. 


In June 2012, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department entered into a settlement with the County Department of Solid Waste, Allied Waste Industries, Inc. and the Town of Queen Creek over alleged violations of the Federal Clean Air Act and County rules that included payment of a total of $1.5 million dollars in penalties. The settlement sets aside $1 million of that penalty to conduct air quality projects in the area.


Examples of projects that could be considered include, but are not limited to, renewable energy development, retrofit or replacement of lawn and garden equipment, stabilization of distressed vacant properties, retrofits for school buses or municipal diesel  vehicles and equipment, and feasibility studies on rehabilitation of public property for parks or similar uses.


The deadline for submitting proposals is 2:00pm, March 15, 2013, with the expectation of final selection by May. The contract period is for one year, beginning July 1, 2013, with the potential for a one-year extension.


Proposals will be evaluated by a committee that will include representatives of the greater Queen Creek community. This committee will provide recommendations to the MCAQD Director and the Board of Supervisors regarding which proposal(s) should be funded.


A Mandatory Pre-proposal Conference will be held on February 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at the Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services, 320 West Lincoln Street, Phoenix, Arizona, to discuss the ITN.  This will be the only opportunity to discuss the County‚Äôs program requirements face-to-face with the program owners.  All other questions and comments must be directed to the Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services, (602) 506-3967.  To view the RFP please click on the following link:




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