The first stage in the bidding process for a new long-term waste contract for the Island is underway.
25 companies attended a bidders’ event at County Hall on Wednesday to find out about the opportunities the new waste contract will present.
The new contract, due to start late in 2015 and for a period of up to 25 years, will replace the existing integrated municipal waste contract which has been operated by Island Waste Services (a subsidiary of Biffa) since 1997.
The new contract will include:
- the collection of all household waste and recyclables;
- a recycling service;
- the treatment and disposal of food, green and residual waste;
- the operation and management of civic amenity and bring bank sites;
- a reuse and minimisation service;
- the consideration of a commercial waste servicCompanies are being invited to request a pre-qualification questionnaire for the contract as the first stage of the procurement process.
A notice advertising the contract has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and can be viewed atwww.ted.europa.eu (reference number 2013-078390).
Companies, including those who didn’t attend the bidders’ day, interested in bidding for the contract can request more information – including the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire – until 2pm on 24 July from [email protected]. The deadline for completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires is 2pm on 31 July 2013.
Under the new contract, the council is seeking to achieve a 55 per cent recycling rate for all municipal waste on the Island by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2025.
The current contract will end in October 2015.
Councillor Jonathan Gilbey, cabinet member for resources, said:
“The new waste contract gives us the opportunity to take a look at the logistics of how we collect and use our waste on the Island.
“With an ever increasing population which is producing more waste, but also more recyclable waste, we should be using this contract to our advantage, and in doing so help the environment in which we live.”