Fabricator for Small Waste Collection Vehicle

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Quezon City, Philippines

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30+ days ago


REPORTS TO: PSC-TVA Project Manager

PERIOD COVERED: October to December 2022

Plastic Smart Cities (PSC-TVA) Project for Manila City aims to reduce the plastic waste leakage in the open environment by 30% at the end of 2024. This will be done in close coordination with different stakeholders. After which, the project aims to integrate circular solutions into the City Plan of Action on Marine Litter. Results from the conducted baseline study showed the need for the following interventions: (1) policies on reducing plastic wastes, (2) business engagement and private sector participation for reducing plastic wastes, (3) identification and pilot of solutions on reduction, collection, and recycling of plastic wastes, (4) increased compliance of households on waste segregation, (5) increasing capacity of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), and (6) supporting local community enterprises engaged in plastic waste recovery and management. It will also be accompanied by cross-cutting activities such as trainings, communication, and monitoring.

The 2021 WWF-Philippines lead Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) in Manila City results showed that the current waste generation rate (WGR) of the city is about 0.707 kg/cap/day while the disposal rate (WDR) is 0.425 kg/cap/day. Most of the generated and disposed wastes in the city are biodegradables with food wastes being the highest. Plastic bags, despite being lightweight, dominate the plastic waste composition of both generated and disposed wastes.

The results of the baseline study also show that about 116,292 tons of plastic wastes are generated annually. A total of 86% or 100,099 tons of these generated plastic wastes are collected by both formal and informal sectors while the remaining 14% or 16,193 tons/year of plastics are considered as uncollected/unaccounted.

Nevertheless, about 24% of the total generated plastic wastes are unmanaged. About 13% or 15,254 tons of the plastic wastes are leaked to water systems, 10% or 11,100 tons are retained on land, and the remaining are burnt or found in storm drains. A significant number of potential leakages of plastics was identified from collection services and disposal facilities of about 2,969 tons and 8,887 tons, respectively.

Plastic Waste Flow Sankey Diagram in Tonnes per Year in City of Manila for COVID-19 Scenario

With regards to waste collection in the city, the collection is done daily with two waste categories that are being collected on an alternating schedule – biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Biodegradable wastes are collected on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays while non-biodegradable wastes are collected on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A private waste hauler has been contracted by City of Manila for the collection service of the city. Collection services are conducted on a regular time and schedule. Monitoring officers from the Department of Public Services (DPS) in each zone are deployed per collection truck trip to ensure that wastes are properly collected, and all assigned routes are covered.

Waste collection in the city is normally carried out in the early morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening to avoid causing traffic congestion in the busy streets of the city during rush hour and business operations. There are some cases, however, that some residents such as in Barangay 412 are not consistently able to give their waste to the collectors because the time of collection is too early. During the FGD, one of the concerns presented by the barangays in the waste collection is that the collection truck does not haul garbage in areas of the barangay with narrow roads.

Based on the results of the above-mentioned WACS and a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with Barangay Officials, WWF-Philippines has included in the list of project interventions for the implementation phase of the PSC-TVA Project the distribution of small waste collection vehicles to the barangays.

WWF-Philippines formulated the below small waste collection vehicle fabricator selection criteria to guide the PSC-TVA Project Team on how to select a service provider from the service providers who submitted the proposal.


Specifically, the Fabricator will have the following responsibility:

  • Conduct a site assessment of at least three barangays where the small waste vehicle will be deployed. However, the logistical cost of the visit/s will be shouldered by the service provider;
  • Submit to WWF-Philippines a complete business documents, permits and official receipts;
  • Provide three designs of the small waste collection vehicle including but not limited to size, capacity and material properties. The proposed design will be presented and consulted first to the DPS and Barangays before the prototyping;
  • Based on decision of WWF-PH and DPS, build a prototype and conduct a test run of the small waste collection vehicle. Based on feedback, adjustments could be made on 2 more prototypes prior to the production of the 7 collection vehicles;
  • Always available for consultation and meetings prior to purchasing the product;
  • Three-month after the deployment and operation of the small waste collection vehicles the Fabricator will do a “check-in” or evaluation of the vehicles to see if there is any room for improvement to the design;
  • consult regularly and work closely with WWF-Philippines and Operation Unit of the Department of Public Services-Manila City;
  • Provide a performance bond. The amount of the performance bond will be discuss by WWF Philippines and selected bidder and will be returned to the service provider after the completion of the fabrication of the required units of the small waste collection vehicles.


  • Site Assessment Report and three designs of small waste collection vehicle.
  • Based on the approved design build 1 prototype and conduct a test run of small waste collection vehicle.
  • Based on the feedback and adjustment build 2 more prototypes of small waste collection vehicle.
  • Based on the latest version of the prototype, build additional 7 units of small waste collection vehicle.


  • Fifteen percent (15%) of the contract price will be release upon signing of the service contract/agreement
  • Fifteen percent (15%) of the remaining contract price will be release after submission of Sites Assessment Result Report; submission and approval of the propose 3 designs of Small Waste Collection Vehicle Designs and;
  • Thirty Percent (30%) of the remaining contract price will be release upon submission and approval of three prototypes of small waste collection vehicle and report on the result of the prototypes field test run;
  • While the remaining Forty percent (40%) of the contract price will be release upon delivery of the first 10
    units of the small waste collection vehicle.


As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. To reduce paper use, submissions by mail will not be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

To apply, submit a Cover Letter and your CV to apply@wwf.org.ph.