Marché de travaux - 560462-2020

20/11/2020    S227

United Kingdom-Tonypandy: Construction work

2020/S 227-560462

Contract notice


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
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Reference number: RCT/S346
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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 (the Project). 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 and installation of technology for a treatment/recycling solution for separately collected AHP waste from 17 participating authorities across Wales. The contractor will also be required to provide ongoing technical and other support services.

The current participating authorities are:

1) Isle of Anglesey County Council;

2) Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council;

3) Bridgend County Borough Council;

4) Cardiff Council;

5) Carmarthenshire County Council;

6) Ceredigion County Council;

7) Conwy County Borough Council;

8) Denbighshire County Council;

9) Flintshire County Council;

10) Gwynedd Council;

11) Monmouthshire County Council;

12) Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council;

13) Newport City Council;

14) Pembrokeshire County Council;

15) Powys County Council;

16) Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council;

17) City and County of Swansea Council.

One or more of the five Welsh local authorities, listed below, may join the Project in the future:

1) Caerphilly County Borough Council;

2) Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council;

3) Torfaen County Borough Council;

4) Vale of Glamorgan Council;

5) Wrexham County Borough Council.

Once installed, the facilities will be operated and maintained by public sector organisations, with ongoing operational and maintenance support to be provided by the design/technology contractor for a prescribed period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
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:

Bryn Pica, near Aberdare Rhondda Cyon Taf — South Wales.

Waen, near Rhaullt Denbighshire — North Wales.

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 AHP Waste treatment/recycling solution for All Wales. The contractor will work with us to provide a detailed design for the installation of their technology and provide commissioning for two AHP processing facilities in Wales. The contractor will also be required to provide technical and other support services to ensure the installation is successfully completed and the process is operational to deliver the required outputs.

Once installed, the facilities will be operated and maintained by Public Sector Organisations, with ongoing support and maintenance to be provided by the design/technology contractor for a prescribed period.


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 yield around 21 000 tonnes in total per annum from the currently participating authorities across Wales.

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

The process is required to treat AHP products including nappies and adult hygiene products which 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 this separately collected fraction of the waste stream.

The aim of the project is that a solution is provided to participating authorities that:

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

— reduces residual waste to disposal 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 authorities 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, near Aberdare Rhondda Cynon Taf — South Wales;

2) Waen, near Rhaullt Denbighshire — North Wales.

Any candidate interested in the project, must be able to fulfil the minimum requirements detailed within the selection questionnaire and the information memorandum.

Any candidate that passes selection stage and receives an Invitation to Tender must be able to demonstrate how they will deliver the minimum requirements at tender stage. Any candidate or tenderer unable to comply with the minimum requirements will be excluded from the procurement process.

Candidates should note, the project is not permitted to negotiate the minimum requirements. There will be no amendment made to the minimum requirements throughout the procurement process.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This may include an option to extend for a period of up to 24 months to allow for ongoing technical support and brokerage for the sale of the end of waste products.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Each candidate may be able to submit two bids, further detail will be provided in the Invitation to Tender document.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Ongoing technical support and brokerage service of the end of waste products.

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 2020/S 204-497561
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 08/02/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 15/10/2021

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Any contract award will be conditional on the contract being approved in accordance with the Project's governance internal approval procedures and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council being generally able to proceed following the mandatory 10 day standstill period before sending confirmation of contract award to the successful contractor.

Note: the Project is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information please visit: project code 43600 pqq 33026

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As detailed in the procurement documents

(WA Ref:104984)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: