The City of Urbana is accepting proposals for rain barrel and compost bins.
Sealed proposals shall be delivered to the office of the Director of Public Works, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, 61802, by no later than 12:00pm Noon, March 10, 2017.
Questions posed by bidders are listed and answered below:
Q.There appears to have been a steep drop in the number of units sold last year. Would you attribute that to market saturation, poor weather conditions, change to the amount of a subsidy or any other factors?
A.The Stormwater Utility Incentive for rain barrels did not change. We don’t have an explanation for the outcomes of any sale. The weather is typically partly sunny with a brief rain on this Saturday.
Q.Does the City make an effort to promote the sale and if so, how?
A.The City promotes the sale through our website, email, and a City Building poster.
Q.Does the City require the vendor to acquire any permits, and if so, at what cost?