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North London waste and energy procurement advances to final tenders

Feb 13, 2012
The North London Waste Authority has announced the shortlist of bidders who will be invited to submit final tenders on its waste services and fuel use procurements.

The bidders are:

Waste Services:  

  • FCC/ Skanska
  • Veolia

Fuel Use:

  • E.On / Wheelabrator
  • Veolia

The shortlist reflects:

  • An agreed procurement strategy involving two contracts – one for waste disposal services including the production of a Solid Recovered Fuel from waste that cannot be recycled or composted; and one for the use of that Fuel;
  • The Authority’s evaluation of detailed solutions on both procurements; and
  •  An agreement between the Authority and Covanta that their proposed fuel use solution will be suspended and not progressed to a final tender in competition with the proposals from E.On/ Wheelabrator and Veolia.

Chair of the NLWA, Councillor Clyde Loakes said:

“The Authority is very pleased to have received good quality proposals that exceed our expectations on service quality in some respects and cost less than estimated. Both contract awards are highly competitive with all bidders having a good chance of winning if final commercial details can be agreed and final tenders can be completed with appropriate assurance on price and delivery.

The procurement and the market’s response has been a great success to date despite the withdrawal of Government PFI funding part way through which has delayed the project by a few months. All involved to date are to be congratulated. However, we now need to finish the procurement and make speedy progress to delivering new facilities. North London needs the new services and the local economy needs the boost that will come from this green investment”.

The Authority’s procurement process and timetable envisage a final stage of dialogue with final tenders being submitted in the autumn, the selection of Preferred Bidders in December and financial close in June 2013.

For more information on our procurement visit the NLWA procurement webpages