Funding opportunity closed May 14, 2019.

Develop training for grain elevators and feed mills

big pile of grainThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested proposals to provide technical assistance to grain elevators and feed mills by developing resources and providing training to increase regulatory compliance and encourage the adoption and implementation of beyond compliance approaches.

MPCA is seeking an industry-specific technical expert or team to assist grain and feed operations, with an emphasis on small businesses with less than 100 employees, by evaluating sector-specific opportunities for prevention and control of air emissions, provide multi-media education and self-assessment resources that address MPCA and federal permits and regulations, along with source reduction and sustainability opportunities.

Application deadline: May 14, 2019 (2:00 p.m.)

Application materials

You will need to register as a Vendor in SWIFT to view the full RFP/Event. All materials for this request for proposals (an "event") are available solely through SWIFT, the state's online portal.

  • Under “Sell Events” table, select the “See all events” link and search for:
    • Event Name: MPCA PT-Grain and Feed Training
    • Bus Unit-Event ID: R3201-2000009548

Questions and answers

Q1: How do I submit a response?
A1: All responses to the RFP (termed an “event" within SWIFT) must be submitted using the SWIFT Supplier portal. You must register as a vendor to submit through SWIFT.

Q2: What information is needed to register as a vendor?
A2: Steps to register are available at https://mn.gov/mmb/accounting/swift/vendor-resources/training/vendorinfo.jsp

Q3: What if I have a question about this RFP/Event?
A3: E-mail contracts.pca@state.mn.us with any questions about the grain elevator and feed mill owner/operator training RFP/Event. Questions are due by May 7, 2019.

Background

When grains are handled, dried, and processed particulates become airborne. If mismanaged, these emissions can create a nuisance issue generating a wealth of citizen complaints. Additionally, facilities conducting grain activities at a stationary source may be subject to state and federal regulations, including permitting.