Treatment of Uncooked Kitchen Food Waste

Treatment of Uncooked Kitchen Food Waste

Ipswich Borough Council is inviting tenders for the receipt and treatment of garden and uncooked (vegetable kitchen) food waste.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Refuse and waste related services

2015/S 231-420171

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ipswich Borough Council
Russell Road
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Karen Tucciarone
IP1 2DE Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473433903

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Garden Waste and Uncooked Kitchen Food Waste.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Borough of Ipswich.

NUTS code UKH14

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)

Ipswich Borough Council is inviting tenders for the receipt and treatment of garden and uncooked (vegetable kitchen) food waste. The delivery point for the receipt of material could either be a direct treatment facility or a Waste Transfer Station within 10 miles of IP1 1AA. The scope of this procurement is anticipated to be for approximately 10 000 tonnes per annum, the amount will be variable over the period of the contract and this tonnage not being warranted or guaranteed. It should be noted that Ipswich Borough Council is, via a separate procurement inviting tenders for services for the provision treatment of Garden Waste only. The treatment of the Organic Waste will produce a compost material to accepted industry standards. For the avoidance of doubt the processed material must be classifies as recycled in accordance with National Indicator 192 ( or any future amendment to this standard.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90500000, 90510000, 90514000, 77120000

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:

The provision to provide a facility for the delivery and treatment of garden and uncooked (vegetable kitchen) food waste as mentioned in II.1.5 above for a period of three years with the possibility of a two year extension which may be as a 12+12 month or any number of extension that do not exceed 24 months in total.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The authority may require a parent company guarantee if the contract is awarded to a subsidiary company. A performance bond may be required if the contract value exceeds 1 000 000 GBP.

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

Please see the tender documents.

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

Joint and several liability will be required if a group of economic operators is awarded the contract and a lead contractor must be appointed.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contract may be subject to Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).
The Contractor shall:
(a) be a ‘fit and proper person’ in accordance with the requirements of section 74 of the EPA, having technical competence within the meaning of the Waste Management Licensing (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003; and
(b) comply fully with the terms of any Site Licence, PPC Permit if required and planning permission relating to the Site, the EPA, the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000 (as amended) and any separate licences or approvals pursuant to Regulations;
(c) comply with the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documents.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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: 27.12.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

4.1.2016 – 12:00
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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 4.1.2016
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Democratic Services, Procurement.

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

The time limit stated in IV.3.3 is for requesting the Invitation to Tender (ITT). Requests to participate may only be made by obtaining and completing the ITT and returning it, with other documents requested in it, to the council stated in I.1 by 12 noon on Monday 4th January 2016. Details for the return of tenders are as stated in the ITT.
All dates and time periods specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change them.
The authority reserves the right not to award the two parallel contracts.
On behalf of the Suffolk Waste Partnership, Suffolk County Council are tendering Lot 5 on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council. The authority will only be awarding a contract for one of these three tenders.
It reserves the right not to proceed with all or any part of the project detailed in II.2 above and in no circumstances will it be responsible for any costs incurred by economic operators as a result for the publication of this notice or otherwise in connection with their tenders.

Full details of this tender can be found on the Suffolk Sourcing System — before viewing the tender, please refer to the Suffolk Sourcing System ‘User Guides’ which can be accessed via the Suffolk Sourcing Homepage. Suffolk Sourcing is an E-Tendering system jointly operated by Suffolk County, District and Borough Councils.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will allow a standstill period of at least 10 days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for an economic operator who has suffered or risks suffering loss or damage by a breach of the regulations to take proceedings in the High Court. Proceedings must normally be started within 30 days of the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: