University of York Waste Collection and Recycling Services.
University of York | Published March 31, 2015 - Deadline May 6, 2015
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The University of York was founded in 1963 with 263 students. Since then, it has expanded to over 15 000 students and has over 30 academic departments and research centres. There are 3 700 students living on campus in halls of residence. Background information about the University is available at: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/
To illustrate the size and spread of the three campus sites the maps are available to view at: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/
In the 2013/14 academic year the University of York recycled 54.7 % of its waste and diverted 78.9 % from landfill, which the University is wanting to enhance further.
It is calculated that in this 2014-15 academic year the University of York will generate a total of 890 tonnes of dry mixed recycling, general and glass waste. 120 tonnes of food waste is predicted to be created (broken down further in Appendix A of the invitation to tender). Ad-Hoc and skip waste is predicted to be 183 tonnes this academic year. In the first 6 months of this academic year only 9 % of the waste has been sent to landfill.
The University is expected to grow in terms of staff/student numbers and building infrastructure and therefore the quantity of waste is expected to increase by approximately 15-20 % over the next 5 years.
The University already has a culture of recycling and sustainable waste management across its campuses. This has progressively increased over previous years, and are now looking for waste Contractors to further enhance this culture by providing sustainable and innovative solutions to our waste management requirements.
Contracts will be entered into for an initial period of 3 (three) years with the option to extend by mutual consent for a further 2 (two) periods of up to 2 (two) years.
The University is looking to appoint a single Contractor to deliver each of its waste collection requirements. A single Contractor can tender for more than one Lot. The University is inviting tenders for the following Lot's:
— Lot 1 — General Waste: Residual General Waste / Dry Mixed Recycling / Glass
— Lot 2 — Skips & Ad-Hoc: 14yrd skips / 35yrd Skips / Wood Skips / Grounds Green Waste / General Building Waste (Small Projects) / Furniture (that hasn't been disposed of via reuse) / White Goods (including Fridge's) / Sterile soil
— Lot 3 — Food Waste: Food waste from student halls / offices / commercial catering
— Lot 4 — Chemical Waste: Liquid solvents and chemicals / Solid Chemicals / Broken and Contaminated Lab Glass. To a much smaller extent: Paint (Empty and Part Filled Cans) / Maintenance Waste (inc. Oil, Coolant, Gas Bottles, etc.) / Unknown old chemicals.
The University is seeking a cost effective and efficient waste management service, which fully supports its objectives to improve sustainable performance and reduce waste going to landfill, while complying with current and future legislation.
The University wishes the Contract to form a partnering relationship with the Contractor with both parties working together with a professional, proactive, responsive, and flexible approach to deliver a high quality service, measured against specific KPI's with the aim of maximising the sustainability of waste management.
The service provided will need to support the University's Sustainability Strategy and Waste Management Strategy which require the University to apply strategies that cause the least impact to the environment. The University's waste management hierarchy identifies best practice as:
1. Reduce the amount of waste produced.
2. Re-use / repair wherever possible.
4. Recover Energy from Waste.
5. Responsible disposal.
University's Sustainability Strategy: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/sustainability/policy/
University's Waste Management Strategy (currently Draft, attached as Appendix D of the invitation to tender)
The University requires a comprehensive service including the collection, removal and treatment/disposal of various waste streams from the University's premises. An example of the waste streams produced by the University is included at Appendix A of the invitation to tender. The successful Contractor/s will be expected to maximise the volume of materials that can be re-used/recycled in a way that gives the best financial return to the University.
In order to ensure a coordinated approach, the University wishes to deal with 1 prime Contractor for each Lot who will be responsible for delivering and managing the whole service. Contractors may tender for more than 1 Lot and may be awarded Contracts for 1 or more Lots. Contractors may Sub-Contract the processing of specialist waste streams as long as they make this clear in the tender and are able to demonstrate how they will manage and control the service provision effectively.
Further information can be found within the invitation to tender document and appendices available to download from In-Tend: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/york/aspx/Home
Please Note that although the Contracting Authority for the purposes of this tender is the University of York the concluded contract may be accessed at any time throughout the Contract duration by York College http://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/