PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Wheelabrator filed a formal protest against the region’s Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) over its decision to accept a bid from South Carolina-based RePower South.
In a meeting earlier this month, SPSA looked at three proposals for the region’s trash. SPSA chose RePower, whose bid came in at $20 per ton cheaper than Wheelabrator.
SPSA Executive Director Rowland Taylor said following the meeting that the agreement with RePower could save communities millions of dollars after 2018.
Wheelabrator’s current agreement with the region expires in 2018, when the processing duties are expected to pass to RePower. The company sent its letter of protest to SPSA Tuesday.
Wheelabrator is claiming SPSA violated Virginia’s procurement law.
The letter says the award of the contract to RePower is “not in accordance with the terms of the Request of Proposals.” Wheelabrator also says RePower did not demonstrate its financial capability and submit a bond required for the contract.
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