New York, NY, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Rubicon®, a software platform that provides intelligent waste management and recycling solutions to businesses and governments around the world, today announced that the technology suite of the smart city company, RUBICONSmartCity ™, is now available to purchase through the Sourcewell co-op buying program.
Sourcewell is a service cooperative established by the Minnesota Legislature as a local unit of government. It is governed by local elected officials and school board members and, as a public body, all Sourcewell employees are government employees.
Rubicon won a competitive bidding process (RFP) for “Fleet Management Technologies with Related Software Solutions”. The tender makes RUBICONSmartCity available for direct purchase by government, education and non-profit agencies for the next four years.
“Sourcewell is the leading cooperative buying organization in the United States,” said Conor Riffle, vice president of smart cities at Rubicon. “We are delighted that Sourcewell client agencies now have the ability to source RUBICONSmartCity through this platform, saving them time and money in selecting a fleet management technology provider. “
RUBICONSmartCity is a technology platform that helps municipal governments run waste management, recycling and heavy municipal fleet operations faster, smarter, and more efficiently. RUBICONSmartCity helps city authorities ensure that every resident’s waste and recycling is collected on the scheduled day, which means no pickup is missed. It also documents trash, bulky waste and illegal landfills with photos, ensuring these piles are cleaned up in a timely manner. This reduces contamination from recycling, so that cities can sell their recyclables for as much money as possible, and it lowers the cost of collection by ensuring that trucks use the most efficient route to collect waste and transport it. recycling. Finally, it also equips these vehicles, which go up and down every street in every city at least once a week, with the capabilities to research critical infrastructure and quality of life issues that can affect communities, helping our municipal partners. to establish a proactive and equitable government. public service in all postal codes.
Already in 2021, RUBICONSmartCity was listed in Fast business‘s World Changing Ideas Awards in the “AI & Data” and “Spaces, Places, and Cities” categories, and it won the Capital Finance International (CFI) award for Best SaaS Smart City Solutions.
“We are excited to now offer Rubicon’s smart city technology platform through the Sourcewell Co-operative Buying Program,” said Nick Trout, Supplier Development Administrator at Sourcewell. “After winning this competitive tender, we are confident that RUBICONSmartCity will provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their fleet management needs. “
In the city of Kansas City, Missouri, implementing RUBICONSmartCity in the city’s fleet of 80 sanitation vehicles that serve approximately 160,000 sites has saved more than $ 2 million and increased 17 % citizen satisfaction with solid waste collection. In the city of Spokane, Wash., Rubicon’s smart city technology has saved the city approximately $ 25,000 in annual printing costs and has helped generate approximately $ 2 million in revenue each year through additional locations. And in the town of Montgomery, Alabama, Rubicon’s software helped drivers document more than 57,000 problems along their routes during the pilot period alone. year.
RUBICONSmartCity has been deployed in more than 55 cities across the United States, including Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Columbus, Ohio; Durham, North Carolina; Fort Collins, CO; Fort Smith, AR; Greenville, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Memphis, TN; Montgomery, Alabama; Norfolk, Virginia; Santa Fe, New Mexico; San Antonio, Texas; Spokane, WA; Roseville, California; and West Memphis, AR.
Sourcewell is an independent government organization providing a cooperative buying program with more than 400 contracts competitively solicited from government, educational and non-profit entities across North America. By using Sourcewell contracts, participating agencies save time and money by capturing the purchasing power of more than 50,000 organizations.
Rubicon is a software platform that provides intelligent waste management and recycling solutions to businesses and governments around the world. By using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company is helping transform businesses into more sustainable businesses and neighborhoods into greener, smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently achieve their sustainable development goals. Learn more at Rubicon.com.
Rubicon’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, Towards a Waste-Free Future, is available at Rubicon.com/esg-report/.