Services - 235491-2019

21/05/2019    S97

United Kingdom-Taunton: Refuse and waste related services

2019/S 097-235491

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Mark Brown
Telephone: +44 1823359114
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Waste Collection and Recycling Services Contract

Reference number: DN309286
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90500000 Refuse and waste related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Somerset Waste Partnership, through its administering Authority (Somerset County Council) sought a service provider to carry out the collection of recycling and residual waste for the County of Somerset. The contract includes the collection from households of: dry recycling materials and food waste; garden waste; residual waste; bulky items and clinical waste. The contract includes a phased transition to a service model involving the collection of an enhanced range of recyclable materials, and 3-weekly collection of residual waste.

The contract will help drive reduced residual waste and increased recycling and implement improvements to service quality, support behavioural change and deliver social value.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 182 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 570 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90511000 Refuse collection services
90514000 Refuse recycling services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement was conducted using the competitive dialogue procedure in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. economic operators were required to complete a selection stage followed by an Invitation to Submit Detailed Solutions (ISDS) and Invitation to Submit Final Tenders (ISFT). Dialogue sessions preceded both the ISDS and ISFT stages.

The initial contract length will be ten (10) years. Extensions of one-year (1) periods (or multiples of one year as determined between the parties) will be available up to a maximum of a further ten (10) years (i.e. a maximum contract duration of twenty (20) years). Over the duration of the contract it is anticipated that the contract may be adjusted or modified to account for factors including, but not limited to, property growth, policy change and the introduction of producer responsibility measures that significantly change household waste composition.

There is a maximum timescale for transition to recycle more from the current service model of two (2) years from the service commencement date with the transition of specified amounts of households within specified periods of time from the second contract quarter onwards with deductions for failure to meet this requirement.

The scope of the services are as follows:

— collection of refuse and segregated collections of food waste and dry recyclables from separate households and households served with communal containment resources,

— collection of garden waste from subscribed households,

— placing dry recycling on the market and obtaining suitable reprocessors within the UK as far as possible,

— collection of bulky waste from customers,

— clinical waste collections,

— container maintenance and delivery,

— planning and mobilisation of service changes and new services, including the distribution of communications material and containers,

— a dedicated liaison officer working closely with SWP on communication activities and behavioural change (see interface below), and commercial waste collections including an Incentivise work force to identify current usage of household services by entities that should have a trade account. The new service provider will be required to provide a service to customers requiring a commercial waste collection service at a reasonable price, thereby discharging the Authority’s s statutory waste collection obligations. The service provider will manage the commercial waste accounts with this commercial collection service,

— a collection service for educational establishments and other schedule 1 entities to include residual collections (mostly fortnightly), dry recycling and food waste collections. Service to be priced provisionally and potentially with mid-term break clause it is anticipated benefits will accrue from close alignment,

— wider service user and communication activities to facilitate behavioural change.

The standard service design will transition in the first two (2) years of the new contract from the current service to the service termed “Recycle More”. The key aspects of recycle more are:

— the majority of households will receive refuse collections once every 3 weeks using a 180 litre wheeled bin with a closed lid and no side waste policy thus restricting residual waste capacity to 60 litres per week,

— separate weekly food waste collections will be provided,

— dry recycling collections will collect all materials on a weekly basis and at least the current materials for recycling on a basis that is compliant with the WFD definition of “separate” from each other except plastics and cans which may be collected mixed with each other. Applicants should note the additional materials required as a result of service transition to the Recycle More model within the associated specification.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Extension options of one-year (1) periods (or multiples of one year as determined between the parties) will be available up to a maximum of a further ten (10) years for a maximum contract duration of twenty (20) years).

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 078-174368
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: DN309286

Waste Collection and Recycling Services Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd
National registration number: 02291198
Postal address: Suez House, Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berks
Town: Maidenhead
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
Postal code: SL6 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8000931103
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 182 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 570 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001232224
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: