The procurement of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme marketplace platform scheme developed by the Improvement and Efficiency South East has been halted because councils have outperformed themselves.
The IESE is a partnership committed to helping local authorities and their partners increase efficiency and improve services.
Local authorities can buy and sell LATS through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs online LATS bulletin board.
Last year, the IESE set out a business case for a LATS marketplace platform to replace the LATS bulletin board. It aimed to provide a more level playing field to enable waste disposal authorities to trade more effectively. It also proposed to collate current waste and LATS information and modelling capability, and facilitate electronic trading, enabling efficiencies to be made in time, cost and resource.
Waste Resource at IESE assistant director David Greenfield told MRW: The procurement process was going well with excellent tenders, however, local authorities outperformed themselves and this led to a decision by the procurement team to halt the procurement process.
He added that lack of significant trading with early achievement of the LATS 2010 target has meant the business case for a LATS marketplace as originally envisaged was no longer viable.