Scottish Parliament Recycling and Waste Management Tender

Scottish Parliament Recycling and Waste Management Tender

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body requires a Contractor to deliver a fully managed recycling and waste service.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Refuse and waste related services

2018/S 155-355982

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
EH99 1SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313486620
NUTS code: UKM75

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Devolved Parliament

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Legislative Body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Recycling and Waste Management

Reference number: NIC-SER-413

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body requires a Contractor to deliver a fully managed recycling and waste service, based on segregated waste streams.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75
Main site or place of performance:

The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) requires a contractor to provide a fully managed segregated recycling and waste service. The contractor will collect multiple segregated recyclate/waste streams to be recycled or treated in line with all relevant legislation and supporting SPCB environmental targets.

Contractors must provide suitable bins for bulk storage of material awaiting collection.

The segregated waste streams are:

Paper, Confidential Waste, Cardboard, Plastic Bottles, Cans, Wood, Food, Glass, General Waste.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to 36 months at the sole discretion of the SPCB.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders must be able to demonstrate that they have a valid Waste Carrier/Broker Licence. Bidders who cannot provide evidence of the correct licencing will be considered non-compliant and excluded from the bidding process.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The SPCB uses Creditsafe, an independent provider of online business credit reports, to assess the financial standing of tenderers. Tenderers are encouraged to review their financial performance on Creditsafe and read information about how that data is collected and used prior to submitting a tender. Information and the opportunity to run a free report can be found at

If a tenderer does not agree with the credit rating it has been given by Creditsafe it can provide supporting evidence to demonstrate its current position and this will be taken into account when the financial standing is being assessed.

If a tenderer is not listed on Creditsafe, for whatever reason, then it may be asked to submit equivalent accounts to enable the required assessment of financial standing to be carried out.

Tenderers should have a Creditsafe credit rating of 30 or higher to demonstrate satisfactory financial standing. If a tenderer has a lower credit rating score and has the backing of a parent company with a credit rating of 30 or higher, then the provision of a Parent Company Guarantee prior to the award of any contract will be acceptable. If a tenderer has a lower credit rating score and no evidence to support a stable or improved financial standing then the tender may be rejected.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

In order to ensure the highest standards of quality in this contract the SPCB requires the contractor to take a positive approach to fair work practices. Full details of all performance conditions are provided in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders should note that a Bidders’ Conference will be held on 31.8.2018. Please see the attached Invitation to Tender letter for details.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:546094)

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
EH99 1SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313486620Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: