Clinical Waste Services Contract – Merseyside

Clinical Waste Services Contract – Merseyside

For the collection, transportation and disposal of clinical waste.

Clinical Waste Services for Cheshire and Merseyside Cluster

Contract summary



  • Collection, transport and disposal of hospital waste – 90524400

Location of contract

North West

Procurement reference


Published date

8 July 2021

Closing date

19 July 2021

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HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of Clinical Waste
Services including the collection, transportation and disposal of clinical waste, including but not
limited to: healthcare waste, infectious waste, pathological waste, pharmaceutical waste, offensive/hygiene waste, hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste for NHS Trusts within the Cheshire and Merseyside region, namely:

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
(“the Cluster”)

Clinical Waste will be described within the following categories: Hazardous Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste and Sharps Waste.

Clinical Waste is defined as: “…any waste which consists wholly or partly of human or animal
tissue, blood or other body fluids, excretions, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or
dressings, syringes, needles or other sharp instruments, being waste which unless rendered safe,
may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it; and any other waste arising from
medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment,
care, teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause
infection to any person coming into contact with it.”
Clauses 4.7 and 4.8, Environment and Sustainability Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe
management of healthcare waste.

This notice is for prior information only, publication for a further call for competition will be made as required. To assist in the strategic direction of the procurement and overall solution, HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and the Cluster is seeking supplier engagement. Please send your expression of interest along with no more than 2 representatives names to attend the event to The deadline for expressions of interest for the supplier engagement will be 15th July 2021. The supplier engagement will take the form of one supplier and customer joint meeting via Teams , 10.30am-12.30pm on Monday 19th July. Engagement will be carried out in accordance with Regulation 40 & 41 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.


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Additional text
HTE is a central purchasing body, who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW.


How to apply


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