CARE is requesting proposals for the development of an economic model that can be used for both the optimization of supply chain logistics (costs and efficiency) and to examine “what if” scenarios for the subsidy program in the State of California. The full RFP can be viewed here: RFP Economic Model 2015 FINAL.
Deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015.
The proposal should address the following key elements:
- Identify the main markets and their volumes for materials extracted from recycled carpet. This should include, but not necessarily limited to, nylon 6, nylon 66, PET, PTT, polypropylene, and calcium carbonate with appropriate market differentiation based on the purity of the materials derived from carpet.
- Identify if these markets are growing or contracting and what macro-economic factors influence their dynamics. In particular identify the leading indicators that are able to predict the market growth or contraction and by how much.
- Identify the main competitors to those materials and their volumes, be sure to include virgin sources as one of the competitors.
- Identify the prices at which those materials are sold and the main drivers of those prices (price sensitivity). Be sure to include the prices of oil and natural gas as one of the drivers.
- For each of the materials extracted from carpet identify the main cost components that make up the final price of the material into the appropriate markets. These cost components should at a minimum include carpet collection and inbound transportation, sorting, processing, any final product manufacturing, and outbound transportation.
- The model should include increases in costs that arise due to increased volumes of carpet that cannot be effectively recycled, and decreases should new markets open up for materials that are not currently recycled from the discard streams.
- Construct a model that uses macro-economic and other product indicators to predict the availability of discarded carpet volumes.
- Examine leading economic indicators that will facilitate preemptive actions (as opposed to reacting) by CARE as markets for recycled materials from carpet shift due to the competitive materials.
The deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015, 5:00pm Eastern.
- Applications should be sent electronically in Word format and limited to 5 pages (10 point font) to: Dr. Robert Peoples, Executive Director, CARE, bpeoples [a] carpetrecovery.org
- Proposals should outline the multi-disciplinary skills proposed for the team
- Include a draft work plan and project timeline
- A detailed budget for project execution
- Acknowledge any conflicts or prior employment with carpet industry and/or recycling industry entities.
A CARE selection Committee will review proposals and make a final decision by late November 2015. The Project Team must be ready to initiate work upon notification of acceptance of a signed contract.
The full RFP can be viewed here: RFP Economic Model 2015 FINAL.