United Kingdom-Leicester: Refuse transport services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Contract for the Haulage of Waste from Transfer Stations in Leicestershire
Leicestershire County Council (the Council) recently insourced the operation of 2 waste transfer stations and intends to procure a contract for bulk haulage of waste from these to designated disposal/treatment/recycling sites. In addition it would be expected that the bulk haulage of waste from additional waste transfer stations may be required during the contract term and such bulk haulage would also fall under this contract. There is no requirement to arrange for the disposal/treatment/recycling of such waste but destinations and tonnages will vary during the contract term dependent on the needs of the Council. The likely commencement date is 1.4.2019 with a minimum duration of 3 years but with a potential to extend to a maximum contract term of 11 years.
The Council may require guarantees, deposits, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
Please note that the provisions of TUPE may apply as part of this procurement.
Leicestershire County Council (the Council) currently operates 2 waste transfer stations that handle approximately 40 000 tonnes of waste per annum. The Council also owns one additional waste transfer station handling approximately 35 000 tonnes of waste per annum with the operation (including bulk haulage) currently contracted out to a third party supplier. It is expected that in the short term the tonnage required to be hauled shall be similar to that arising from the two Council operated waste transfer stations. However, from the early 2020’s this 40 000 tonnes could increase or decrease with initial estimates of haulage capacity requirements ranging from 12 000 to 110 000 tonnes per annum. Delivery point locations are also expected to change. The potential total contract value could therefore vary from between 5 000 000 GBP to 31 000 000 GBP over the potential eleven year period. Suppliers will be expected to bulk haul waste from any waste transfer station, or similar facility where waste bulking can occur, where waste arising from the Council or the Waste Collection Authorities activities is delivered to. Bids will be evaluated based on the anticipated tonnage expected to be required to be bulk hauled; the current and potential future locations of waste transfer stations as well as the current and potential future locations of the disposal/treatment/recycling sites where waste may need to be delivered to during the contract term.
The contract will be in place for at least an initial period of 3 years from commencement, with an option to extend for a further period, or periods, up to a total extension period of 8 years, taking the maximum contract term to 11 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Leicestershire County Council (the Council) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information when the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants/Tenderers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Council as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant/tenderer was unsuccessful.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended or may award damages. Where a contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of effectiveness, order for a fine to be paid/or order the duration of the contract to be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to review the award decision before the contract is entered into.