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Verenigd Koninkrijk-Torquay: Bedrijfsmachines
Aankondiging in geval van vrijwillige transparantie vooraf
Afdeling I: Aanbestedende dienst/instantie
Afdeling II: Voorwerp
Direct Award to Purchase Waste Material Handling Plant
Contracts awarded by SWISCo Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torbay Council, to purchase specialist plant and the associated servicing used to handle the ongoing requirement of waste storage and materials loading at the Torbay waste transfer station.
To improve reliability on site and to future proof the ongoing handling of Torbay’s waste, a new mechanical grab needs to be purchased as soon as possible. This will also include an annual servicing arrangement as this is not possible to be performed in-house.
To improve reliability on site and to future proof the ongoing handling of Torbay’s waste, a new loading shovel needs to be purchased as soon as possible. This will also include an annual servicing arrangement as this is not possible to be performed in-house.
Tyres for the Loading Shovel
There is an annual requirement to replace the tyres on the new loading shovel, which needs to be considered as part of this aggregated spend.
Afdeling IV: Procedure
On the 1 July 2020, Torbay Council established a wholly owned subsidiary company to deliver a range of contracted services in the key operational areas of waste and recycling, highways maintenance, street-scene and natural environment. These services were previously provided by TOR2, a Joint Venture Company. Following the transfer of assets from TOR2 to SWISCO, it has been identified that the existing plant at the Torbay waste transfer station used to handle the ongoing requirement of waste storage and materials loading are both beyond their economic life and are now unreliable and expensive to maintain. Despite endeavours to maintain the existing vehicles, continued break downs are causing operational issues and expensive repairs, which is coupled with high spot-hire costs during any repairs. There is also an imminent need to replace all tyres on one of the vehicles. To improve reliability on-site, lower operating costs, improve the environmental profile of the service and to future-proof the ongoing handling of Torbay’s waste, these two items of plant need to be replaced as soon as possible.
The Council could not have reasonably foreseen these issues due to a lack of information being provided by the former entity TOR2 around the condition of the assets being transferred. The ability to run an OJEU procurement process has been severely hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic as the SWISCo workforce is working at a reduced capacity whilst still addressing multiple workstreams inherited from the previous entity. With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on 31 December 2020, it also cannot be guaranteed that a full OJEU procurement can demonstrate value for money when there is ambiguity around import tariffs the UK will pay in 2021.
Due to the level of urgency, SWISCo have approached three major material handling equipment manufacturers for the industry to provide quotes based on knowledge and experience of the quality of their equipment and their post sales service. One company could not provide the equipment required in the time scale needed and based on the quotes provided for initial purchase and ongoing servicing, the decision has been made to purchase a vehicle from each manufacturer.
Afdeling V: Gunning van een opdracht/concessieovereenkomst
Afdeling VI: Aanvullende inlichtingen
Tyres for the current loading shovel have historically been provided by North Devon Tyres and whilst we would expect this to continue, the supplier may change if a better price can be obtained elsewhere.