Waste Collection Services for Portsmouth International Port
Portsmouth City Council
Published date: 11 April 2023
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Contract summary
• Wood waste – 03416000
• Leather, textile, rubber and plastic waste – 19600000
• Refuse and waste related services – 90500000
Location of contract
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
11 April 2023
Closing date
19 May 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 November 2023
Contract end date
31 October 2026
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Portsmouth City Council (‘the council’) is inviting tenders from suitably qualified suppliers to provide waste collection services primarily at Portsmouth International Port (‘the port’). The services required relate to the handling of waste generated directly at the port and waste collection requirements of visiting visiting vessels such as cruise vessels. Waste collection services will also be required at the The Camber, Old Portsmouth.

The following waste streams require collection:

- General waste – non recyclable
- General waste – recyclable
- Food waste
- Cat 1 international food waste
- Plastic waste
- Paper and cardboard
- Glass
- Metal (Ferrous and non-ferrous)
- Wood waste

- Cooking oil on pallets and in IBCs
- Grease trap
- Gas bottles
- Incinerator ash
- Hazardous waste such as oily rags, paint tins etc.
- Medical Waste
- Lampsafe
- WEEE waste
- Scrubber waste

The Council is aiming to award the contract on 24th July for contract start on 1st November 2023. The initial contract term will be for 3 years with possibility of extending the term by a further 2 years to a maximum total term of 5 years in increments to be agreed, subject to the agreement and performance of both parties.

Suppliers may submit tenders in respect of one or both of two Lot options, being:
- Lot 1 – Core Waste Stream Requirements (Estimate value range £75,000 – £100,000 per annum)
- Lot 2 – Core & Non-Core Waste Stream Requirements (Estimate value range £100,000 – £150,000 per annum)

The actual value of the contract is variable and will be driven by trade levels at the port which will determine the volume of waste which will require collection, therefore the values stated above are non-binding.

The Council may at its sole discretion decide which lot to award from, however it is the Council’s preference to award from lot 2 subject to confidence in delivery and affordability.

Irrespective of which lot is be awarded from, the Council reserves the right to add / remove types of waste streams and amend volumes of waste to the contract throughout the contract term in order to meet any changes in operational requirements.

Suppliers may bid on the basis of utilising sub-contracting arrangements, however the lead supplier / contractor will maintain overall responsibility for delivery of all contract requirements.

The procurement timetable is shown below:

Contract notice published 11th April 2023
Documents available on In-tend 11th April 2023
Port Site Visit (Compulsory) 27th April 2023 @ 14:00
Clarifications Deadline 5th May 2023 17:00
Tender return deadline 19th May 2023 12:00
Award decision notified to tenderers 10th July 2023

More information

Additional text
Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Procurement Service
Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9268 8235

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