Request for Proposal-Meat Processing Facility

Subject:  Request for Proposals was issued by Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to select an entity for the construction and management of a new meat processing plant in Southern Maryland.

Background

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland is seeking to select a business entity to develop, manage and operate a meat processing facility to service the Southern Maryland Region farming community. The facility will be located within 30 miles of Hughesville, Maryland an area that includes Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties.

The facility is planned to be a public-private partnership with minimum processing capabilities of 500 beef and 2000 sheep/goat/hog units, with an optional ability to process additional livestock species including poultry. The ideal capacity for this facility is 3000 animal units per year. The Tri-County Council plans to make a single award to an entity which can provide all of the services requested through sub-contractors and a lease or purchase of property.  The contract to be awarded will be for a term of up to 9 years.

The funding for this project is from capital funds awarded in the FY15 budget.  The funds are currently being held by the Council.  The total maximum amount available is $1 million, of which $500,000 is available as a loan which can be converted to a grant and the remaining $500,000 is available as a loan only.  Additionally, Senate Bill 909 was approved in 2015, regarding the project.  The Council is required to follow State Procurement Law in preparing and issuing an RFP, evaluating responses and selecting an entity for the project.

Click here for a copy the RFP.

Bidders who are interested in submitting a bid should register at eMaryland Market Place and find bid number:  MDTCCM31029883 Meat Slaughter RFP close date 01/27/2017 04:04:00 pm.

http://dgs.maryland.gov/Pages/Procurement/eMMLinks.aspx

https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/external/publicBids.sdo

Important Dates

Issue Date:  November 17, 2016

Pre-Proposal Conference Questions: Due December 6, 2016

Pre-Proposal Conference:  December 13, 2016 at 1:00

Deadline for Questions: January 20, 2017

Proposal Due Date and Time: January 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time