Medium-Term Residual Waste Treatment Contract
Essex County Council
Published date: 7 December 2022
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Contract summary
• Refuse and waste related services – 90500000
• Refuse disposal and treatment – 90510000
Location of contract
South East
Value of contract
£433,500,000 to £867,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
7 December 2022
Closing date
15 February 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2024
Contract end date
31 March 2031
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Negotiated procedure
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Essex County Council (ECC) are seeking to procure residual waste treatment services for the County of Essex.
The Service requirements will be divided into three separate contract Lots as follows:
Lot 1: Treatment of Contract Waste up to the Maximum Tonnage limit of 200,000 tonnes per annum
Lot 2: Treatment of Contract Waste up to the Maximum Tonnage limit of 100,000 tonnes per annum
Lot 3: Treatment of Contract Waste up to the Maximum Tonnage limit of 50,000 tonnes per annum

ECC is the Waste Disposal Authority for Essex and is responsible for the management of circa 350,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum. ECC works with 12 district and borough councils that make up the Waste Collection Authorities across Essex. This contract is being procured to ensure Contract Waste is disposed of through the most economic and sustainable solutions.
The successful contractor will ensure Contract Waste is treated in accordance with the tendered proposals including the guaranteed recycling and recovery rates proposed.
The Contractor will be paid an annual base payment that ensures the Contractor receives payment for at least their Bidback percentage guaranteed minimum tonnage per year, up to a maximum Bidback value of 80% of the Lot tonnage.
The Contractor may be requested to dispose of waste volumes up to 20% higher than the awarded Lot tonnages each Contract year.
The Contract will have an initial term of seven (7) years (or up to seven and a half years where an earlier Services Commencement Date is agreed between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024) and may be extended by agreement in any number of periods not exceeding a total of a further seven (7) years.

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More information
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The Authority reserves the right to accept initial Tenders (following any necessary clarification) or to conduct one or more rounds of negotiation.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Emma Whitten
County Hall
Market Road


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