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Refuse and waste related services

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Andrew Shorter
Telephone: +44 2073644752
NUTS code: UKI42

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

P5359 Waste and Recycling Collections and Cleansing Services Contract

Reference number: DN364937
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 450 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI42
Main site or place of performance:

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is being undertaken pursuant to the competitive dialogue procedure using the electric tendering system ('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

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 192
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073644099

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

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Tender Details
StatusContract notice
ProcurementCompetitive dialogue
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published15th Sep 2018
Reference2018/S 178-403385
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyRefuse and waste related services
Repair and maintenance of public conveniences
Household-refuse collection services
Litter collection services
Street-cleaning services
Street-sweeping services
Snow-clearing services
Ice-clearing services
Gully cleaning services
Gully emptying services
Graffiti removal services