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SMUD is looking for your bids!

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) released the following solicitation.

 

Solicitation Number/Title:180101.JM   FENCE CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR
  
Solicitation Value:$750,000
  
Bid Submission Deadline:Thursday, Apr 26 2018 2:00PM
  
Pre Bid Conference: 
     Conference AttendanceRecommended
     Conference Date/TimeThursday, Apr 19 2018 10:00AM
     Conference LocationSee Documents

     Location Address

     Location Map 

See Documents

Map

     Conference InstructionsSee IFB Section 2.6, Pre-Bid Conference for instructions and link to online pre-bid conference.
  
Procurement Professional:Jesse Mays
 916-732-5744
 Jesse.Mays@smud.org

 

Solicitation Description:

The Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to install new fencing, install new gates, and make fence additions, repairs or changes to various SMUD fences. The work generally consists of: Constructing 4', 6', and 8' high chain link fence with 1"x 1" fabric; repair of existing chain link fences; furnishing temporary chain link fence, either stand alone or with driven posts; gate construction and repairs; installation of fence toppings on new or existing fences, including “V" arms with 4 strands of barbed wire and razor ribbon, construction of isolation panels, construction of 6' and 8'redwood fences, fabrication and installation of powder coated steel topping for CMU or concrete walls., installation of security panels and miscellaneous adjustments, repairs or replacements, on existing fences that may arise during the contract period. ​


 

Own a Towing Business? SMUD wants YOU

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) released the following solicitation.

 

Solicitation Number/Title:180091.AM  Vehicle & Equipment Towing/Transport/Roadside Services
  
Solicitation Value:No Estimate
  
Bid Submission Deadline:Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 2:00PM
  
Pre Bid Conference:None
  
Procurement Professional:Andrew McDermott
 916-732-5862
 amcderm@smud.org

 

Solicitation Description:

See documents​


 

WANTED: Staffing Support

Each year SMUD awards at least 20% of their contracts to local small businesses through their SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program. Once your business is certified as a Small Business with the CA Department of General Services (DGS), your business can bid on these contracts. 

Get SEED Certified here:

 http://www.dgs.ca.gov/pd/Programs/OSDS/GetCertified.aspx​

Click the link below to place your bid.

 

WANTED: Small Business Contractors

​SMUD is looking for local small business contractors to bid on the construction of the new Station E Substation. Click the link to learn more about the $25 million in contracting opportunities.

 

New Organics Recycle Law for Businesses and Multi-Family Complexes (State Law AB1826)


Heading this AB1826 project is Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority. The Business and Multi-Family Ordinance requires all commercial properties to separate recyclable materials from garbage waste. As established by April 1, 2016, businesses meeting certain thresholds are required to divert organic material. The deadline for implementation of recycling is January 1, 2017 for any generator of 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week.

For recycling services in compliance with AB1826 businesses may use franchised haulers, authorized recyclers or can self-haul recyclables to the recycling center. ​

Food Waste Toolbox:

http://www.swa.saccounty.net/Pages/FoodWasteToolbox.aspx​​

Hauler and Recycler List:

http://www.swa.saccounty.net/busrecycling/Pages/SWARecyclingServices.aspx​

 

Events

BizX for Small Business Week

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Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or creative, you have an opportunity to take your marketing strategy to the next level by attending BizX 2018! This year’s event will gather more than 150 entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners on May 1, 2018, for an afternoon focused on inspirational storytelling designed to energize, motivate, and give you the tips you need to market like a boss!

BizX is presented by City of Sacramento Innovation & Economic Development in partnership with California State University, Sacramento, and the County of Sacramento.

Program: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
After Party: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Speakers:
Tina Reynolds, CEO Uptown Studios (Emcee)
Rich Forman, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptology
Gina Lujan, Founding CEO of Hacker Lab
John Davidson, Head of Partnerships, eSports and Influencer Marketing for GameStop

 

SMUD Workshops!

​Click the link below to see what workshops SMUD is offereing to local businesses and community members.

 

May 9th Sacramento Alt Car Expo

You're invited to the Sacramento Alt Car Expo on May 9th!  Join us at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento for an intro to incorporating electric vehicles (EV) into company fleets; saving time, energy, and money.  Please see below for more info on the Sustainability and Facility Managers Breakfast & Lunch and Ride & Drive, as well as links for registration.

 

Sustainability & Facility Managers Breakfast (REGISTER HERE)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00am-10:00am

Sutter Club

1220 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

8:00AMRegistrationNetworking, Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome, Agenda OverviewKeith Leech, President, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
8:45 Electric Vehicle Availability & Funding Opportunities

Kevin Wood, Center for Sustainable Energy

Electric Vehicles have a wealth of benefits, including significantly lower operating costs, excellent performance and quieter operation. In addition, to their many benefits, there are also substantial financial incentives available for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles, and for the installation of charging systems. Kevin Wood, Project Manager with the Center for Sustainable Energy will provide an overview of the growing number of models of electric, charging systems available and financial incentives that are available.

 

9:05 Leasing vs. Buying: What is the best strategy

Stephen Michels, Merchants Fleet Leasing

There are advantages and disadvantages to purchasing versus leasing the vehicles in a company or agency fleet. Electric vehicles have some additional elements that need to be added to this analysis. Stephen Michels, West Coast Regional Manager with Merchants Fleet Leasing will present the advantages and disadvantages in both approaches.

 

9:25 Introducing Electric Vehicles into Private Fleets: A Case Study

Aric Ohana, Envoy

Many public agencies have been introducing electric vehicles into their fleet operations for several years. Private companies are now beginning to investigate how they can successfully introduce electric vehicles into their fleets. Aric Ohana is Co-founder of Envoy, a private company that is placing thousands of electric vehicles into service. Mr. Ohana will provide insights into what it takes for a private company to implement electric vehicles into fleet operations.

 

9:45 Q&A
10:00 Attendees escorted to Ride & Drive

 

Sustainability & Facility Managers Lunch (REGISTER HERE)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

11:00am-1:15pm

Sutter Club

1220 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

11:00AMRegistrationNetworking, Buffet
11:15 Welcome, Agenda OverviewKeith Leech, President, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
11:35Light Duty Electric Vehicle Availability & Funding Opportunities

Kevin Wood, Center for Sustainable Energy

Electric Vehicles have a wealth of benefits, including significantly lower operating costs, excellent performance and quieter operation. In addition, to their many benefits, there are also substantial financial incentives available for the purchase or lease of light-duty electric vehicles, and for the installation of charging systems. Kevin Wood, Project Manager with the Center for Sustainable Energy will provide an overview of the growing number of models of electric, charging systems available and financial incentives that are available.

 

11:55Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle Availability & Funding Opportunities

Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART

Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President of CALSTART, will provide a comprehensive review of the current availability of Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles and the many funding resources that are available to help fleet operators incorporate them into their fleets.

 

12:15Introducing Electric Vehicles into Private Fleets: A Case Study

Aric Ohana, Envoy

Many public agencies have been introducing electric vehicles into their fleet operations for several years. Private companies are now beginning to investigate how they can successfully introduce electric vehicles into their fleets. Aric Ohana is Co-founder of Envoy, a private company that is placing thousands of electric vehicles into service. Mr. Ohana will provide insights into what it takes for a private company to implement electric vehicles into fleet operations. He will also talk about how fleets can use car sharing strategies to significantly reduce fleet costs while improving transportation opportunities for employees.

 

12;35Writing Winning Grants

Shawn Garvey, The Grant Farm

Shawn Garvey, Owner of “The Grant Farm" has a track record of over 95% success in grant applications across a broad range of types of grants, including alternative fuel vehicles, infrastructure and facilities. If you thought you knew all the strategies for successful grants, think again!  Mr. Garvey has a quick paced and detail packed presentation that can move you to success from also ran.

12:55Q&A
1:15Attendees escorted to Ride & Drive & Displays

 

Ride & Drive (REGISTER HERE)

 

For more information, please see the Sacramento Clean Cities website, as well as the Sacramento Alt Car Expo website.  Please contact Gina O'Neal at (916) 874-4891 with any questions.

 

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!​


 

Free Small Business Start-up Workshop!

Learn how to start your own business​ with this free workshop!​​
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