In what is the first collaborative arrangement of its type in the country, 35 service providers have been included in a waste tender framework that covers all 32 councils in Scotland.
Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector in Scotland has awarded a new collaborative framework for the Treatment of Recyclable and Residual Waste originating from households, local authority waste recycling centres and commercial premises.
Established in 2008, Scotland Excel’s remit is to work collaboratively with its members and suppliers to raise procurement standards, secure best value for customers and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector procurement in Scotland.
Awarded June 14 and due to run until at least May 2017 with an option to extend for a further one year period, this framework arrangement is the first framework of its type in Scotland.
A total of 35 service providers have been awarded across 23 Lots. The framework is open to all 32 councils in Scotland, as well as associate members and cross sector partners of Scotland Excel
This addition, Scotland Excel’s portfolio will offer a suite of compliant treatment options for a host of waste materials commonly collected by councils via their existing individual collection services.
This includes metals, cans, glass, paper, textiles, plastics and wood. Furthermore, options are included for the treatment and disposal of residual waste.
The framework supports Scotland Excel’s participating member councils in delivering a vital frontline service, whilst they continue to strive towards meeting the legislative requirements of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan.
During tender development Scotland Excel engaged with stakeholders from all 32 local authorities in Scotland, including senior waste managers and procurement specialists.
Direct Technical Support was provided by Zero Waste Scotland.
A total of 35 service providers have been awarded across 23 Lots. The framework is open to all 32 councils in Scotland, as well as associate members and cross sector partners of Scotland Excel.
Based upon council forecasts of tonnage throughputs, the estimated value of transactions going through the framework, including both income and treatment/disposal costs, will be in the range of £20-£25m per annum.