Refuse and waste related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
Contact person: Mr Andrew Shorter
Telephone: +44 2073644752
NUTS code: UKI42
Main address: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
Section II: Object
P5359 Waste and Recycling Collections and Cleansing Services Contract
The contract is for the collection of household and commercial waste and recycling, street cleansing and ancillary services. It broadly covers the collection of waste from households, schools, charities, businesses, street cleaning, litter bin emptying, on-street waste and recycling containers, bulky waste collections, cleansing of parks and open spaces, market cleansing and waste collection, special events services and winter maintenance. Collected waste and recycling is to be delivered by the successful contractor to delivery points nominated by the Contracting Authority (see procurement documents). The Contracting Authority has a depot available for use in the provision of the services (see procurement documents). Economic operators may however prefer to use their own sites. Further information on the delivery points and the depot is provided in the procurement documents. The successful contractor will be required to provide vehicles and equipment for the provision of the services.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
This procurement is being undertaken pursuant to the competitive dialogue procedure using the electric tendering system www.londontenders.org ('portal'). Economic operators will need to register an interest on the portal in order to participate and the registration is free. All documentation available from and all communication to be conducted via the portal at https://londontenders.org.procontract/suppliers.nsf
To express interest economic operators must complete the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) included in the portal documentation. The Contracting Authority's needs and requirements for the contract and background information are included in the procurement documents published with this notice. It is intended that this procurement will be a streamlined competitive dialogue. There will be no outline solutions stage. Economic operators are referred to the procurement documents for further information.
The collection element of the services includes the following types of household waste:
— residual waste,
— dry recyclable waste,
— food waste and garden waste,
— clinical waste and bulky household waste.
The commercial waste service will include residual waste and dry recyclable waste as a minimum. The Contracting Authority is keen to develop its commercial waste offering through the contract, and options particularly with regards to dry recyclable waste and the introduction of food waste collections are to be explored as part of the competitive dialogue.
In relation to the provision of finance for vehicles and equipment which individually cost more than 25 000,00 GBP economic operators are referred to the procurement documents for information.
Option to extend the contract for a period or periods of up to 8 years allowing for a maximum possible contract period of 16 years.
Anticipated start date is 1.4.2020, initially for 8 years with option to extend (see paragraph II.2.11 above).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Will be detailed in the SQ pack.
The Contracting Authority will require the contract to be with a legal entity. It reserves the right to require groups of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take prime liability. Members of any group shall be jointly and severally liable. Legal bodies shall be companies, partnerships or unincorporated joint ventures.
The particular conditions set out in the contract documents which shall be included in the Invitation to participate in dialogue (made available in draft with the procurement documents published with this contract notice).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to abandon this procurement process at any stage and/or not to award any contract. The Contracting Authority is assessing the option of bringing the services in-house. It is anticipated that cabinet will make a decision on the 31.10.2018. Should Cabinet decide the in-house option, this procurement process may be abandoned in whole or in part or amended to reflect the Cabinet decision. Economic operators are entirely responsible for their costs and losses incurred or arising as a result of any participation in this procurement process.
During the procurement the Contracting Authority will explore through dialogue if it can afford enhancements to the services, inter alia borough wide food waste collection services, and reserves the right to add to the services or omit services at its absolute discretion.
The estimated value of 450 000 000 GBP for the entire possible contract period of 16 years is the top end of the range of value i.e. 370 000 000 GBP to 450 000 000 GBP estimated by the contacting authority. In arriving at this estimated range of value the Contracting Authority has considered without limitation current value of the services, inflation, impact of growth and potential key service change to be explored as part of the competitive dialogue.
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Telephone: +44 20794760000
|Award Criteria||The most economic tender|
|Date Published||15th Sep 2018|
|Main Activities||General public services|
|Common Procurement Vocabulary||Refuse and waste related services|
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