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United Kingdom-Tonypandy: Construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Design, Development and Installation for Treatment/Recycling Technology of an All Wales Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) Treatment Solution
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.
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information