This section of the website contains information about our procurement project for new 25-35 year Waste Services and Fuel Use contracts for north London.
NOTE: On 21 December 2012, NLWA announced that Veolia Environmental Services has withdrawn from both Waste Services and Fuel Use procurement projects. Further information can be found here. These pages will be updated in due course.
Why are we doing this?
As the statutory waste disposal authority for the north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest we are responsible for managing the waste collected by those boroughs. However, our long term contract with LondonWaste Ltd who currently manages most of the waste will end in December 2014. We are therefore working on a procurement process to select contractors for managing the waste into the future.
A major procurement programme is underway for investment in new facilities and for new services after 2014. The future contract is likely to run for 25 to 35 years from 2014. Alongside this, there are growing demands for new waste facilities to support increases in recycling and composting and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
We are looking to develop a network of new and refurbished waste treatment facilities and to establish a fuel use solution which optimises energy recovery from solid recovered fuel or SRF which is made from the material that hasn't been recycled or composted. Together, these facilities will handle around 3% of the national municipal waste tonnage by 2045.
How will it work?
Through this procurement, the NLWA is seeking a sustainable waste management approach for north London, which:
- Provides residents with value for money
- Is consistent with national ambitions minimising waste, recycling and composting, and
- Recovers value from the "residual" waste that cannot be recycled or composted.
In order for this to be achieved, north London's seven boroughs and the NLWA will need to work closely together to find a solution that not only meets the needs of north London, in an environmentally friendly and cost effective way, but which also meets regional, national and European waste targets.
The procurement process includes the opportunity for companies to separately bid for the Waste Services Contract and Fuel Use Contract, and on 21 April 2010, the NLWA published contract notices to prospective bidders in the Official Journal of the European Union. Selected bidders for both contracts are expected to be appointed in 2012, with both Waste Services and Fuel Use contract to become operational in 2016, as per our detailed procurement timetable.
We will be updating the website regularly as the procurement progresses. For information on modern waste facilities please download our handy guide to waste facilities