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Final three bidders announced for SLWP contract

The final three bidders through to the next stage of the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) procurement process have been announced.

Waste Recycling Group (WRG), Veolia and Viridor have all been invited to further ‘refine’ their proposals of how they would treat up to 200,000 tonnes of residual household waste generated every year by the south London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton.

In March this year, SLWP said that four bidders had made it through to the Invitation to Submit Detailed Solutions stage of the process, but the most recent means that Resources from Waste is no longer in the running.

SLWP chair Cormac Stokes said: “The three remaining bidders are proposing a range of innovative waste treatment solutions. Further confidential negotiations are required between the partnership’s procurement team and the bidders before further deselection of bids can take place.”

The partnership’s joint waste committee is due to meet in February to consider each bidder’s refined solutions and agree which should progress to the next stage.

Final tenders are due to be submitted in April 2011 with the preferred bidder being announced in July and the contract awarded next Autumn.

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