Food waste treatment services of £15.74m wanted for Gloucestershire County Council

21st October 2020

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking tenders for the provision and operation of a food waste (Contract Waste) treatment service for up to £15,740,000.


Bidders will be required to provide treatment of food waste. If the treatment facility is located outside Gloucestershire, then a bulking and haulage service will also be required. The use of subcontractors is acceptable for any part of the service.


Gloucestershire County Council may choose to direct waste collection authorities (WCAs) to deliver food waste direct to the treatment or bulking point. Alternatively, it may make its own arrangements for local bulking and haulage to the treatment or bulking point from local WCAs depots if it is more economical to do so. This decision will be determined by factors of distance and cost.


Current contract for the treatment of household food waste was let in 2014 and provides anaerobic digestion at a single site in the county. This contract expires in September 2021.


A single contract will be awarded for the treatment of all food waste collected and delivered from each District Council.


The contract will be for a period of eight (8) years with the option to extend for any period up to a further two (2) years.


The time limit fo receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 2 Dec 2020 and the contract commencement date is 1 Oct 2021.


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