Thursday, November 16, 2023

Trash Talk: Mayor Issues New RFP

 The Lumumba administration issued a brand spanking new request for proposals for the collection of residential garbage in Jackson.  The highlights of the RFP are: 

* The RFP warns there is pending litigation involving Richard's Disposal in Hinds County Circuit Court.   Thus a court or the city may allegedly cancel contract awarded under this RFP. 

* Only four holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

* All collection vehicles must be two years old or less when collection begins under the contract.  (3.3, p. 15). The requirement probably favors Richard's Disposal.  

*  The contract will apparently require the Mayor's good ole 96-gallon garbage carts.  3.3.7 (p. 19) The RFP states the city will own the carts.  The RFP does not provide a cartless option

* The vendor can raise or lower prices based upon the previous 12 months of the "annual CPI for all urban consumers in the South region."  The adjustment is capped at 5% annually. 

* Yard waste must be collected weekly on the second collection day. 3.9.5 (p.30). Limbs must be no more than four inches wide and four feet long, stacked neatly. 

* The contract term is 6 years.  The city may renew the contract up to four one-year terms.  

* The Lumumba administration appoints the evaluation committee.  There is no blind scoring of the proposals. 

* The deadline to submit proposals is in December. 

*  The scoring factors are: 

 Cost: 80%

Minority participation: 5%

Technical proposal: 15%

The scoring factors apparently do not include history of performance, quality of service, or other similar factors.  4.3.2 (p.46) 


Anonymous said...

This won't end well....

Anonymous said...


Section 3.10.14 No Personal Liability

No officer, agent or authorized employee of the City shall be personally responsible for any liability arising under this Contract, whether expressed or implied, nor for any statement or representation made herein or in any connection with this Contract.

Anonymous said...

The mayor is not even trying to get re-elected. If he was, he wouldn’t insist on carts given their unpopularity in Hinds County. I wonder how he plans to wet his beak in cart sales.

Anonymous said...

Prior RFP:
The City reserves the right, after opening the proposals, or at any other point during the selection process, to reject any or all proposals, modify or postpone the proposed project, evaluate any alternatives offered, or accept the proposal that, in the City's sole judgment, is in its best interest.

Current RFP:
The Mayor reserves the right, after opening the proposals, or at any other point during the selection process, to reject any or all proposals, modify or postpone the proposed project, evaluate any alternatives offered, or accept the proposal that, in the Mayor's sole judgment, is in the City’s best interest.

Anonymous said...

96 gallon carts are stupid if average per pick-up each of two days is 22 gallons and if the monsters don't fit in garage. Many will simply leave the ugly beasts by the street, bring garbage to it.

Anonymous said...

So Lumumba will require that the proposals don't observe July 4 (or Labor Day or Memorial Day)?

I would bet good money he cleared that with Richard's first. I'm so sick of this a-hole.

I wonder if city employees will be working on those State and Federal Holidays as well.

Whereas, Wherefore and Hereby said...

Being new, and all, to legal contract language, I wonder how one...

"...may allegedly cancel contract awarded under this RFP."

You either cancel one or you don't, right? But under what conditions, with what type of notice and under what penalty?

Obviously, his regular cast of characters is writing his stuff.

Anonymous said...

Not even trying to hide the contract steering at this point!

Anonymous said...

Section 1.1

Award of a contract for this project is subject to the availability of funding.

Anonymous said...

All the other cities in Mississippi have no problems with their garbage contracts, but maybe they aren't focused on palm greasing, kickbacks, and racially related contract steering? Right?

Anonymous said...

I live in Fondren. Fuck yeah, give me a cart. I can fit a WHOLE lot of crap into one of those and they can't turn their nose up at what I throw away as long as it isn't caustic or toxic.

Anonymous said...

RFP = Richards Fuckin Proposal.
Lil Choke: “ Hey Mr Richards, stop by palace le choke and help me create this rfp good buddy.”

Anonymous said...

I would suggest reading the garbage contracts for any city in a red state with the same population. Pick one and keep picking, cause you just won't like what you see.

Or, you could just find the contract in towns in Mississippi that have 69 gallon trash containers. Go to them on their garbage days.

Or, you could actually find a 69 gallon trash container and see how light weight and easy to roll they are.

And, for some reason, some of you simply cannot understand that one garbage can is more efficient and cheaper. That it isn't as easy for critters to breach or drunk neighbors to run over and kids to knock over.
But, you won't stop to learn or think. You won't because it has nothing to do with anything but hating the mayor because you hated his father and worse, he went to highly ranked elite universities and doesn't sound like a redneck when he speaks and dresses well, And, it's hating all democrats, and any dark skinned person who doesn't walk in GOP lock step with the extreme right wing of the party ( usually for personal gain). Thank God for Ye, right? You can love him and say, " I'm not racist!"

The opinion of other countries of Mississippi is " they are last in everything and are proud of it" may be a factor as well.

But,rejoice! You are absolutely going to have everything go your way! We will be a one party nation next year with a "strong man" to lead us, and only one accepted evangelical religion. And, we will be as unified as Iran, Russia and China! And, all you dumb guys can have jobs again that those damn women or people of color stole from you! Or, you can run your criminal organizations without interference and turn the KKK etc. into legit organizations! We will be at a big disadvantage internationally though, all three of those countries doing it your way value education and only put well educated and rational people in the good jobs. Maybe, even better, like other fascist regimes we can have a baby factory for the party "elite" and "party enforcers".

And, more good news! We won't have to worry about the years of misery history predicts since we will end life on the planet instead. You can all die happy!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

This is bullshit.

Anonymous said...

New RFP-New palm grease.

Kingfish said...

What elite universities? Care to name where he went to college and law school? Little seminars and short courses don't count.

Anonymous said...

@9:27 AM - Rukia, thanks for checking and and contributing your Marxist, racist, bloviating. Oh, and pay your taxes!

Anonymous said...

9:27 must be having a psychotic breakdown. No one's dislike for the current mayor has anything to do with his father. He's demonstrated himself fully capable of earning everyone's dislike all on his own.

Anonymous said...

Will people be able to park on the street on trash days if we have 96 gallon containers? I’m assuming the point is to have robotic arm to pick up the trash cans, or is the 96 gallon container just going to be about the Mayor or a buddy of his to get to make money somehow? If I were a garbage man I rather move 2 or 3 lightweight containers than one big, heavy one.

Can MDEQ go after the Mayor personally for when we didn’t have trash pickup for about 3 weeks, or can they only fine the city?

No 4th of July or Memorial Day? Woof. Can’t imagine the Mayor only taking off four days a year, and potentially working outside on days that get up to 100 or down to 10 degrees.

Anonymous said...

What the voters want be damned, the mayor and the ilk of @9:27 AM know — they “feel” — what’s best for the collective. Disagree and you’re standing in the way of progress, you’re a racist, you’re a fascist, a misanthrope, a misogynistic dinosaur they are gleefully replacing, and worst of all, you’re — ewww — a Republican or — ick — a conservative.

It is so, so very tiresome.

Anonymous said...

9:27am, or should I type ma72:9 since you demo some dyslexia and other intellectual weaknesses. The proposed, and mostly despised, needlessly monster rolling carts are 96 gallon, not 69 gallon. Many people will leave them at the curb and bring trash bags to the cart, making for a messy neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

In other words, he fixed the RFP at terms that only Richards would fulfill. If in any snowball chance in hell there’s another company that legally beats them, they are gonna see to it that the contract is destroyed because of “pending litigation” and basically give it back to Richards anyway. There ain’t enough lube in the world.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba Sr is rolling in his grave. He was for the people. His son and daughter are not.

Anonymous said...

He has no shame. The level of contract steering with the changes he made is honestly comical at this point. The next mayoral election cannot come soon enough!!! Let's just hope there's something left unbroken once that day comes.

Anonymous said...

This is clearly intended to result in proposals that are expensive as possible while at the same time ensuring that no one can underbid Richard's. Richard's will win (by design), the cost will be orders of magnitude higher than last time, the Council will be bullied into approving the contract because it came out of the new RFP they insisted on, Richard's will drop its suit against the City, and Lumumba's smarmy face will be saying "I told you so" to every camera he sees.

I don't know much about municipal procurement statutes, but the Council needs to find a way to object to this RFP before the process plays out.

Anonymous said...

City Council wanted an RFP issued, well here it is! Enjoy the 96 gal carts and you better not lose it!

Anonymous said...

The Council can reject the proposals after the City receives them, but better if Council says no now to owning carts and asks potential responders by separate letter to offer a service with two pick-ups per week and no cart.

Anonymous said...

The fix i$ in. Move along; nothing to $ee here.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor reserves the right, after opening the proposals, or at any other point during the selection process, to reject any or all proposals, modify or postpone the proposed project, evaluate any alternatives offered, or accept the proposal that, in the Mayor's sole judgment, is in the City’s best interest.

So once the city council rejects Richards again, the mayor will approve the contract and we are back to square one with more litigation? The mayor will use this language to say he now has the authority to approve the contract without the city council’s authorization. He will lose again in court, but Richards gets another emergency contract!

Anonymous said...

Jackson will never recover until it changes its form of government.

Anonymous said...

I won't be shocked at this point if the Mayor just announces there wont be another election.

I mean because racist Tate will surely short the ballots again, right?

And the low IQ residents will support Chuck if he blames Tate...and suddenly he just mandates that he is the permanent Mayor of Jackson until he decides to leave for DC.

Nothing is too far for this dictator.

Anonymous said...

What’s in it for the Mayor ??

Anonymous said...

If 'no carts' are included in the proposals, in what manner will garbage be placed curb-side?

Of course, in Madison, everybody supplies their own garbage cans, carts and we place some things in bags laid street-side and it has worked perfectly for years. But, Madison is not Jackson.

Anonymous said...

This is awful. Mayor is very delusional

Anonymous said...

The only pickup method of dumping a 96 gallon, rolling garbage can, even half full, is by motorized arm that extends from the truck. Anybody who tries to lift and dump those cans will either blow out a hemorrhoid or a lumbar disc.

Once six of those trucks are in the shop, the cans sit streetside for weeks at a time.

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