Works - 497561-2020

20/10/2020    S204

United Kingdom-Tonypandy: Construction work

2020/S 204-497561

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: Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC
Postal address: The Pavilions, Clydach Vale
Town: Tonypandy
NUTS code: UKL15 Central Valleys
Postal code: CF40 2XX
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Design, Development and Installation for Treatment/Recycling Technology of an All Wales Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) Treatment Solution

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Following Welsh Government and Project Boards’ approval of an Outline Business Case, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, acting as lead authority on behalf of ‘Dyfodol Gwyrdd Glân’ meaning ‘Clean Green Future’ a partnership of Welsh Local Authorities in collaboration with the Welsh Government is seeking to develop and deliver an affordable sustainable solution for the long-term treatment/recycling of absorbent hygiene product (AHP) waste. Aiming to deliver sustainable infrastructure provision and an economically and environmentally advantageous outcome for Wales as a whole.

A contract will be procured for the Design, Development, Installation and ongoing support of technology for a treatment/recycling solution for separately collected AHP waste from 17 local Authorities across Wales (with the additional 5 local authorities having the option to join in the future).

Once installed, it is likely the facilities will be operated and maintained by Public Sector Organisations, with ongoing operational support to be provided by the design/technology contractor.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85142300 Hygiene services
45222100 Waste-treatment plant construction work
45252000 Construction works for sewage treatment plants, purification plants and refuse incineration plants
90510000 Refuse disposal and treatment
90513000 Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the project is to procure a contractor to design, develop and Install the technology for an Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) waste treatment/recycling solution for All Wales.

Once installed, it is likely the facilities will be operated and maintained by Public Sector Organisations, with ongoing support to be provided by the design/technology contractor.


The amount of waste generated by the use of AHP can make up to 9 % of the kerbside collected municipal residual waste in Wales which is estimated to be over 21 000 tonnes in total per annum from across Wales.

The project will be seeking technical solutions from interested national and international specialist companies to process AHP waste at two facilities in Wales; approximately 5 000 tonne requirement in the north of Wales and 16 000 tonnes in the south.

These products including nappies and adult hygiene products are traditionally collected as part of the residual waste stream for disposal by landfilling or energy from waste treatment (incineration). This niche waste product is an area of growing consideration by local authorities and the Welsh Government as they seek affordable and sustainable solutions to waste management.

The aim of the project is that a solution is provided to Welsh Local Authorities that:

— recycles AHP waste into an end-product with a proven market,

— reduces residual waste and achieves a minimum demonstrable recycling rate,

— enables a reduced carbon impact for Wales,

— supports the green economy, generates community benefits and creates employment within Wales,

— is affordable to as many participating Local Authorities (LAs) as possible.

As part of the project, 2 sites have been identified as sites to build and operate a treatment facility or facilities, they are:

1) Bryn Pica — South Wales;

2) Waen — North Wales.

This procurement will follow the competitive procedure with negotiation, however, the project will reserve the right to award the contract following initial tenders.

The OJEU Notice is anticipated to be issued on or around 19 November 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

This is not a call for tenders (ITT) or a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) exercise. The publication of this Prior Information Notice to prepare and inform the market of the project's purchasing intentions. There is no response or expression of interest requirement to this notice.

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:

(WA Ref:104634)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: