ssex County Council (ECC) currently provides 21 recycling centre for Household Waste (RCHW) facilities across Essex for residents of the county to dispose of their household waste. These RCHWs are currently operated under 2 separate geographical short term contracts which are both due to expire in 2013.
UK-Chelmsford: refuse and waste related services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road
For the attention of: Laraine Tolson
CM1 1LX Chelmsford
Telephone: +44 8457430430
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
The Administrative County of Essex.
NUTS code UKH33
The Council’s target operating model (TOM) will ensure that as a commissioning Authority our customers are placed at the centre of the services we provide; and our partners, whether they are from the public, private or voluntary sector will share the Council’S vision in providing high quality services which meet the needs of our customers whilst providing value for money.
It is envisaged that the TOM arrangements for the RCHW service will see both RCHW contracts merged into a single long term RCHW contractual arrangement (up to 10 years) which will come into effect from the 1.7.2013. There will be many challenges and opportunities ECC would want delivered in the short, medium and long term. Most notably in the short to medium term these include the oportunitiess for the harmonisation of two work forces on different terms and conditions, the continued delivery of high levels of service and performance with a reduced operating budget. The potential development of a “Super Site” strategy in the long term may see smaller sites amalgamated into larger more customer friendly recycling and reuse centres. Above all, continuity and flexibility in service delivery will be of paramount importance as will the ability to manage major change and identify and deliver opportunities for service enhancement. As the service will be constantly subject to review the future RCHW contractor will need to be experienced in change management and be able to maximise savings and income opportunities whilst maintaining service standards.
The Authority would like to consult with interested organisations with regard to this opportunity as part of a market testing/consultation exercise before initiating the procurement process. This market testing will assist with the shaping of future RCHW service arrangements within Essex. As part of this consultation ECC would like to discuss with the market ideas on contracting methodologies, service delivery options and opportunities and market innovations, whilst also exploring other potential opportunities that could meet the challenges going forward.
Applicants wishing to express an interest should respond to this PIN via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 23.3.2012. The Authority may select a sample of respondents to further discuss opportunities for shaping the service.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.3.2012