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Soft Market Testing for Residual Municipal Waste Project

  Scunthorpe United Kingdom — North Lincolnshire Council
Published April 25, 2014 — Deadline June 30, 2014 (5 years ago)
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Notice type
Contract notice
Buyer category
Municipality

North Lincolnshire Council is undertaking a Soft Market Testing exercise to help it determine the best value for money short to medium term solution for the treatment and disposal of the council’s municipal residual waste.  The council is particularly keen to explore lowest cost, technically appropriate solutions. 

The council has established a Board for this project chaired by the council’s Chief Executive and a project team.  The team includes legal, technical, financial and procurement leads.  In addition to this the council have appointed Mott MacDonald, Grant Thornton and Walker Morris to support in key areas.

 

The council currently produces around 47,000 tonnes per annum of municipal residual waste.  The council will provide exclusivity of its municipal residual waste without providing a guaranteed minimum tonnage.  Any solution will be required to deal with all the councils municipal residual waste with an unlimited upper quantity (based on current council waste management practices).

The council currently believes Merchant Plant based solutions that include some treatment of the waste to offer the best solution.  Views are sought from organisations that could offer Merchant Plant based solutions to the council, or offer alternative lower cost solutions.

The council believes the following will be key features of a lowest cost, technically appropriate solution:

1.    Council appointment of a single supplier to collect the council’s untreated residual municipal waste and subsequently treat and dispose of the waste.

2.    Collection of the waste from a single collection point identified by the council.  This could require the council to provide a Waste Transfer Station facility.

3.    The council retaining flexibility about how it deals with other waste streams during the services period.

4.    The solution being based on meeting the council’s municipal waste management strategy with regard to landfill diversion over the life of the contract. This would at least include some provision of a Waste Hierarchy ‘Other Recovery’ waste management option, using solutions already benefiting from Planning Permission, all necessary operating permits and other relevant approvals at ITT stage.

5.    Risk within the contract being appropriately allocated, with the contractor taking operational risk associated with the solution.

6.    Payment being based on an ‘all in’ fixed cost per tonne of contract waste without 3rd party income share arrangements.

7.    A services period of 3 + 2 + 2 years, with a contract start date on April 2015 and services commencement April 2016.

The council envisages an ‘EU Restricted Procedure’ procurement process, with tenders evaluated on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ basis with an 80/20 cost quality split.

The purpose of the Soft Market Testing exercise is to confirm market appetite for delivering a solution based upon the above, or highlight if the market can offer other solutions that could deliver the best value for money. The council hopes to deliver a solution which is broadly in line with the commercial features outlined in this paper and by undertaking soft market testing the council seeks consultation with the market on the feasibility of this approach.

The council will issue a draft Project Agreement based largely on the CIWM template, together with Service Specifications and Financial Requirements, for review and discussion during the Soft Market Testing exercise. 

The council invites organisations to complete and return to the council Request for Information (RFI) Questionnaires (available from the YORtender portal – www.yortender.co.uk). 

The deadline for submission of RFI responses is 12noon 9 May 2014. The council will consider each response and whether it would be advantageous to speak to some or any of the responders as part of this consultation process. Please note the councils soft market testing protocol will be followed and is attached in Appendix B.

The council’s indicative timetable is:

Deadline for RFI responses           9 May 2014

Availability of draft Project Agreements, including Service Specifications and Financial Requirements by            &n bs p;           15 May 2014

Soft Market Testing interviews      21 – 23 May 2014

 

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Fact Sheet

Buyer
North Lincolnshire Council
Title
Soft Market Testing for Residual Municipal Waste Project
Category/Categories
45232470 - Waste transfer station90500000 - Refuse and waste related services90510000 - Refuse disposal and treatment90513000 - Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services90514000 - Refuse recycling services90531000 - Landfill management services
Additional Categorisation(s)
None
Summary
North Lincolnshire Council is undertaking a Soft Market Testing exercise to help it determine the best value for money short to medium term solution for the treatment and disposal of the council’s municipal residual waste.  The council is particularly keen to explore lowest cost, technically appropriate solutions.  The council has established a Board for this project chaired by the council’s Chief Executive and a project team.  The team includes legal, technical, financial and procurement leads.  In addition to this the council have appointed Mott MacDonald, Grant Thornton and Walker Morris to support in key areas.   The council currently produces around 47,000 tonnes per annum of municipal residual waste.  The council will provide exclusivity of its municipal residual waste without providing a guaranteed minimum tonnage.  Any solution will be required to deal with all the councils municipal residual waste with an unlimited upper quantity (based on current council waste management practices). The council currently believes Merchant Plant based solutions that include some treatment of the waste to offer the best solution.  Views are sought from organisations that could offer Merchant Plant based solutions to the council, or offer alternative lower cost solutions. The council believes the following will be key features of a lowest cost, technically appropriate solution: 1.    Council appointment of a single supplier to collect the council’s untreated residual municipal waste and subsequently treat and dispose of the waste. 2.    Collection of the waste from a single collection point identified by the council.  This could require the council to provide a Waste Transfer Station facility. 3.    The council retaining flexibility about how it deals with other waste streams during the services period. 4.    The solution being based on meeting the council’s municipal waste management strategy with regard to landfill diversion over the life of the contract. This would at least include some provision of a Waste Hierarchy ‘Other Recovery’ waste management option, using solutions already benefiting from Planning Permission, all necessary operating permits and other relevant approvals at ITT stage. 5.    Risk within the contract being appropriately allocated, with the contractor taking operational risk associated with the solution. 6.    Payment being based on an ‘all in’ fixed cost per tonne of contract waste without 3rd party income share arrangements. 7.    A services period of 3 + 2 + 2 years, with a contract start date on April 2015 and services commencement April 2016. The council envisages an ‘EU Restricted Procedure’ procurement process, with tenders evaluated on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ basis with an 80/20 cost quality split. The purpose of the Soft Market Testing exercise is to confirm market appetite for delivering a solution based upon the above, or highlight if the market can offer other solutions that could deliver the best value for money. The council hopes to deliver a solution which is broadly in line with the commercial features outlined in this paper and by undertaking soft market testing the council seeks consultation with the market on the feasibility of this approach. The council will issue a draft Project Agreement based largely on the CIWM template, together with Service Specifications and Financial Requirements, for review and discussion during the Soft Market Testing exercise.  The council invites organisations to complete and return to the council Request for Information (RFI) Questionnaires (available from the YORtender portal – www.yortender.co.uk).  The deadline for submission of RFI responses is 12noon 9 May 2014. The council will consider each response and whether it would be advantageous to speak to some or any of the responders as part of this consultation process. Please note the councils soft market testing protocol will be followed and is attached in Appendix B. The council’s indicative timetable is: Deadline for RFI responses           9 May 2014 Availability of draft Project Agreements, including Service Specifications and Financial Requirements by            &n bs p;           15 May 2014 Soft Market Testing interviews      21 – 23 May 2014 
Contact
Miss Lauren Pope
Email Address
lauren.pope@northlincs.gov.uk
Telephone
01724 297121
Address
Church Square House30-40 High StreetScunthorpeLincolnshireDN15 6NLUnited Kingdom
Estimated contract start date
21/05/2014
Estimated contract end date
23/05/2014
Expression of interest start date
25/04/2014 13:29
Expression of interest end date
30/06/2014 12:00 The expression of interest window is currently closed.
Contract Period
0 (months)
Anticipated Extension Period
0 (months)
Number of Anticipated Extensions
0

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