Waste Procurement – Market Engagement Exercise

Waste Procurement – Market Engagement Exercise

Birmingham City Council now invites interested parties to further engage with us so that we may capture the thoughts and views of the waste market about aspects of the council’s procurement strategy.

Waste Procurement Soft Market Testing

Contract summary



  • Refuse recycling services – 90514000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Procurement reference

Soft Market Testing

Published date

2 March 2021

Closing date

31 March 2021

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In October 2017 and again in January 2019 Birmingham City Council carried out soft market testing exercises with the waste market to ensure that the implementation of our proposed procurement strategy would deliver robust competition and achieve value for money outcomes for the Council.

Following these earlier exercises the Council has developed its future procurement strategy and is currently undertaking a range of procurement packages in support of the strategy agreed by the Councils Cabinet committee on the 13th February 2018. This report entitled “Procurement Strategy for Waste Management Services in support of the Waste Strategy Framework 2017 -2040” is also publically available and can be found here.

Birmingham City Council now invites interested parties to further engage with us so that we may capture the thoughts and views of the waste market about aspects of the Council’s Procurement Strategy for:
• the processing of a range of recyclable materials and other associated services.
To participate in this Market Engagement Exercise, please download the attached document and complete and return as soon as possible and by no later than 15:00 hours (GMT) on 31st March 2021.

The Council may wish to discuss each questionnaire directly with the submitting organisation; however:
– no statement by any party within the questionnaire will form a part of the subsequent procurement processes
– participation within this market engagement exercise does not commit either party to participate in the subsequent procurement processes

BCC will be using its e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this soft market engagement and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. The web address is: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

Registration and use of In-Tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the In-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with In-tend please either email cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 464 8000.
If you are interested in responding, please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Council’s Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register as an interested party. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the soft market engagement documentation. Requests to participate must be by way of response to the soft market engagement document no later than 15:00 hours (GMT) on 31st March 2021 using the Supplier Portal. Please note that your response may be uploaded before the closing date and BCC will begin to review responses as they come in.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Corporate Procurement Services


10 Woodcock Street
B4 7WB