Waste Management and Recycling Services Tender

Waste Management and Recycling Services Tender

The University of Northampton is seeking an efficient, innovative, high quality waste management and recycling collection service, conducted in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Refuse and waste related services

2015/S 119-217850

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
For the attention of: Dom Peverell
NN2 7AL Northampton
Telephone: +44 1604892865
E-mail: dom.peverell@northampton.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1604722106

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ITT223 Waste Management and Recycling Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services

NUTS code UKF23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The University of Northampton is seeking an efficient, innovative, high quality waste management and recycling collection service, conducted in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner. It should be noted that one of the main aims of this contract is to help implement the University’s Sustainable Waste and Resource Management Strategy and the targets found within it (see Appendix 5 of tender documents). As such, the Waste Hierarchy should be applied and Tenderers should show how their proposals would put the Strategy into practice as part of this contract.
The University currently sends no waste directly to landfill and has an estimated recycling rate of 70 % (2013/14, by weight, via on-site segregation and off-site treatment, including food waste disposal). Its goal is to continue treating all waste, so that none is sent directly to landfill. It aims to ensure that in the future all areas have access to glass recycling and food waste collections, and not to send any useable furniture for disposal or recycling. Where technically, environmentally and economically practicable, waste should be segregated, consolidated, weighed and utilised as a resource. Data on the rates and types of diversion from landfill achieved are an important factor in the tender, balanced with the costs of collecting such data.
The Contractor shall be responsible for the management of the services as defined herein. The Contract is for the provision of a comprehensive management service, including the collection, removal and recycling/re-use/disposal of wastes listed under section 2.2 of the tender documents from the University of Northampton’s campuses at Park Campus (NN2 7AL) and Avenue Campus (NN2 6JD), as well as from other University owned sites; Podiatry Clinic, St. John’s Hall of Residence, University of Northampton Innovation Centre and iCon Environmental Innovation Centre (Daventry).
It is anticipated that the Contract will commence on 1.9.2015 and will run for 2 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

An estimate is given below relating to the potential value of the contract in GBP. This is an estimate only and the actual contract value over the life of the contract may be more or less than this estimate depnding on tenders recieved.
Further details of the scope of the contract and the Universities requirements are included in Section II.1.5.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.7.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

In accordance with the terms and conditions of contract to be entered into with the supplier.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The University reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability (for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators) or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 19.7.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.7.2015 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.7.2015

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Applicants must complete and satisfy the requirements of the tender published on the In-Tend portal system at the following website


Click on the current tenders link and you will be able to register your organisation with our e-tendering system. Once the registration has been accepted and you have received your login details by email, you can login to view and download the documentation in the My Tenders section of the website. The date specified in IV.3.4 is the deadline date/time for the submission of tender.Tenders must be submitted electronically via the In-Tend Portal.
Section II.2.1 — The value range specified is an estimate and indicative only.
The University reserves the right to reduce the scope of the contract, cancel or amend the tendering process at any stage, not to award the contract in whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept any tender.
The university shall not be liable in any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any perspective service provider in response to this notice, or in tendering for the prosed contract.
All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the University reserves the rights to change these.
Transparency — The University is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may be required to disclose information received in the course of this procurement under FOIA or EIR.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
NN2 7AL Northampton
E-mail: dom.peverell@northampton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1604892865
Internet address: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/
Fax: +44 1604722106

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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