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WEST LONDON BOROUGHS TO PROCURE MAJOR WASTE CONTRACT

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has announced the procurement of a long term contract for residual waste treatment.

Covering the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames, the contract will involve treating up to 300,000 tonnes of waste per year generated by a population of 1.4 million people.

The procurement covers all aspects of residual waste treatment including any necessary transport, the operation of transfer stations, and contracts for outputs such as compost and refuse-derived fuel.

Bids are being invited from “single entity” companies, consortia, or joint ventures. The WLWA is offering the three waste transfer stations within its direct control as part of the procurement but is also welcoming proposals that involve sites within bidders’ control or which they intend to acquire.

Bidders can present whatever proposals they feel are the most economically advantageous technology to meet WLWA’s output specification but the Authority is stipulating that the technology must be proven in operation on a municipal scale.

A competitive dialogue process will be used to handle the procurement. Up to eight bidders will be invited to develop outline solutions from August 2011. Detailed solutions from three or four bidders will be sought in the first part of 2012. Two final bidders will submit final tenders in November 2012, and the preferred bidder will be selected in February 2013. The contract will run from 2014 to 2038.

CONTACT Baljit Oborne on 020 8587 1770 or baljitoborne@westlondonwaste.gov.uk