East Hampshire District Council and Winchester City Council have issued a tender worth at least £110m.
The contract will be split into two lots totalling between £110,150,000 and £195,950,000. Lot one is for household waste, recycling and garden and commercial waste collection, while lot two covers street and environmental cleansing and grounds maintenance.
The initial contract period is for eight years and there will be an option to extend at the end of the initial contract for either a further one or eight years. If the option to extend for a second period of eight years is exercised, there will be another further option at the end of that period to extend for one year, meaning the maximum possible term for this contract is 17 years.
This is the first time East Hampshire council and Winchester council have procured a contract of this nature. According to the tender notice, the contract will be awarded to the most “economically advantageous tender”.