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File #: 15-22354    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/26/2024 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 3/25/2024 Final action: 3/25/2024
Title: Solid Waste Services Transitional Workforce Labor Contract


Solid Waste Services Transitional Workforce Labor Contract




A.                     Approve a unit price contract with the Center for Employment Opportunities for transitional workforce labor for an initial term of one year, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to two, one-year terms with possible price adjustments and to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Rodney Jamison, Solid Waste Services



§                     The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) has partnered with Solid Waste Services (SWS) since 2020 to provide daily work crews throughout the city to supplement litter control and rights-of-way cleaning.

§                     CEO operates in 30 US cities across 12 states, facilitating community beautification while reducing recidivism and providing ongoing employment. 

§                     CEO’s unique model provides job placement and wrap-around services for formerly incarcerated individuals to gain work experience and maintain case management.

§                     All work crews through this agreement are paid, insured, employed, and supervised by CEO in conjunction with SWS management staff. 

§                     A waiver of a competitive solicitation process for services may be granted on a limited basis when deemed appropriate and in the city’s best interest. A waiver was approved February 12, 2024, for these services based on a successful pilot and the unique employment services opportunity provided for advancing workforce development.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $533,334.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This contract is exempt under the CBI Program.


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Solid Waste Services General Operating Budget and Capital Investment Plan