Final two bidders short-listed for West London Waste contract
The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has short-listed two bidders for the long term West London Residual Waste Services contract covering the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, and Richmond upon Thames.
Two bidders, a consortium of E.ON Energy from Waste AG with Tata Chemicals Europe Limited and SITA UK Limited will now enter the final stage of the competitive dialogue process.
Final tenders are expected to be submitted by 30 November 2012. WLWA expects to be in a position to select its preferred bidder in spring 2013 to enable the new services to start in April 2015, but WLWA is exploring with bidders the opportunity for an earlier start to begin diversion from landfill as soon as possible.
The contract involves handling up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste per year generated by a population of 1.4 million people, and covers all aspects of treatment including any necessary transport, the operation of transfer stations, and contracts for outputs such as energy, refuse-derived fuel, and recyclates.
Bids were invited from “single entity” companies, consortia, or joint ventures and WLWA offered its three waste transfer stations at Brentford, South Ruislip and Park Royal as part of the procurement but also welcomed proposals involving sites within bidders’ control or which they intend to acquire.
West London already recycles or composts almost 40% of its household waste, more than any other sub region of London. The new contract will allow continued flexibility to increase recycling up to at least 50% by 2020 and WLWA will focus even more on waste minimisation schemes in the future.