Decision details

West of England Waste Treatment procurement outcomes - approval to award contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Neighbourhood Services

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Following a competitive procurement process under EU regulations, the West of England Waste Partnership is now in a position to award the waste treatment contract which is to come into effect 1st April 2020 when the current contract expires. Approval is now required for the contract to be awarded.


The Cabinet Member agrees that:


The Council enter into three contracts as a party to the West of England Waste Partnership (the Partnership), for the provision of residual waste treatment from April 2020.


Lot 1 – Residual waste

a) A Contract with Viridor Waste Management Limited for treatment of up to 120,000 tonnes of residual waste across the partnership;

b) A Contract with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Limited for treatment of up to 50,000 tonnes of residual waste across the partnership; and


Lot 2 – Bulky Waste, a Contract with ETM Recycling Limited for treatment of up to 45,500 tonnes of bulky residual waste across the partnership.


Delegates Authority to the Director of Environment to negotiate and enter into all necessary legal agreement relating to the operation of the Contracts including an Inter-Authority Agreement to deal with tonnages, extensions and termination.


Reasons for the decision:

The proposed contract awards are the result of a legal tender process and represent the best available residual waste management treatment processes available to the Council from April 2020 in meeting its zero waste and climate change aspirations.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing or Proceed with an individual tender as one Council alone. 

Both were discounted as not being viable.

Publication date: 04/06/2019

Date of decision: 03/06/2019

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