Solar-Powered Waste Compactors
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
A. Background and Summary
The City of Santa Fe is seeking bids to purchase a number of 32 gallon high-capacity solar-compacting waste with remote monitoring software platform and 32 gallon standard capacity non-compacting recycle bins of similar appearance for use in City Parks as a way to improve efficiency of waste management and increase opportunities for recycling by park users. Twelve units of each type are desired, however the number of units purchased will depend upon cost.
B. General Requirements
a. Galvanized sheet metal steel interior and exterior construction
b. Powder-coat finish on exterior, with customizable graphics wrap
c. Locks on all access doors
d. Mounting brackets to secure to sidewalk
e. Foot pedal for hands-free operation of hopper
f. Polycarbonate protection of solar panel
g. Fused circuit board and batter cable
h. LED status indicators
2. Energy Management for compacting units:
a. Solar panel of at least 40 watts
b. When solar energy availability is low, the machine must have the ability to skip compaction cycles in order to maintain data communications and other functionality, without user intervention, to protect battery until solar charging can be restored.
3. Public Safety:
a. Hopper mechanism design must prevent any possibility of a user reaching the compaction mechanism through any opening.
b. Redundant failsafe mechanisms on safety critical system elements. CE certification is desirable.
4. Monitoring Software System:
a. Ability to track bin locations, monitor fill levels, optimize collection routes, check battery levels in real time, and provide data analytics reports.
b. System must allow remote monitoring of the units for alerts, inventory, updates and maintenance purposes.
5. Compaction Capacity:
a. To provide permanent, high-capacity compaction, compaction plate must be able to travel to within 9” of bottom of bin liner.
6. Delivery Deadline:
a. Units must be delivered and invoiced before June 30, 2019.