Services - 466003-2017

22/11/2017    S224

United Kingdom-Taunton: Refuse and waste related services

2017/S 224-466003

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


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 Mould
Telephone: +44 1823359562
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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) seeks a service provider to carry out the collection of recycling and residual waste for the whole county of Somerset. The contract will cover the collection from households of; weekly separate collection of dry recycling materials (from boxes or similar) and food waste; garden waste; residual waste (predominantly in 180 litre wheeled bins) currently collected fortnightly; bulky items and clinical waste. The contract will include a phased transition to a service model involving the weekly separate collection of an enhanced range of recyclable materials, and 3-weekly collection of residual waste. The service provider will help drive reduced residual waste and increased recycling and implement improvements to service quality, support behavioural change and deliver social value. It will include the statutory collection of commercial waste and may include collection from schools as a provisional item.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 182 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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 contract will commence on 28.3.2020 and will have an initial term of ten (10) years with the provision to extend for one (1) or more periods up to a maximum contract term of 20 years. It is estimated that the total real terms value of the contract(s) will be between 17 000 000 GBP per annum and 18 200 000 GBP per annum excluding materials value. For the avoidance of doubt the values stated are for the initial contract term of 10 years (120 months).

The estimated date of publication of contract notice is 5.3.2018 and it is anticipated that the council will be using a competitive dialogue procedure.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The council are keen to arrange individual soft market engagement sessions with interested parties to provide further information on the council's aims and objectives relating to this procurement and to answer questions. The information sessions will be held between the 4.12.2017 and 22.12.2017 and will be available to all but must be pre-booked. If you would like to attend a soft market engagement session please register your interest via event DN309286 and send a message via that system. Any further information surrounding this opportunity including any information on these soft market engagement sessions will be made available via

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: