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Peterborough announces shortlisted bidders for waste tenders

Peterborough City Council has today (7 January) published its shortlist of bidders for the provision of an energy-from-waste plant, improved materials recycling facility and various operational waste services.

There are separate contracts for each facility and bidders could bid for each contract. A Peterborough City Council spokesman said that it was feasible that one company could win two contracts.

The shortlisted bidders will be invited to engage with the council in the first stage of competitive dialogue to discuss their proposed solutions for the delivery of these major contracts.

This short-listing follows an evaluation of pre-qualification questionnaires based on an announcement of the contracts in the Official Journal of the European Union in April last year.

The contracts and shortlisted bidders are:

  • Design, build and operation of 65,000 tonne capacity EfW facility Kier; Shanks Group; and Viridor Waste Management.
  • Design, build and operation of 100,000 tonne capacity materials recycling facility Greenstar Holdings trading as Greenstar UK; Shanks Group; and Viridor Waste Management.
  • Waste collection, street cleansing, grounds maintenance and other operational services Amey LG, Enterprise Managed Services; HW Martin Waste; Kier; May Gurney; and Veolia Environmental Services UK.


Peterborough City Council will obtain the money for the contracts by borrowing [prudential] money from a Government loaning scheme rather than through the private finance initiative system. The city council aims to explore prudential borrowing with equity share opportunities.

It is thought that the EfW contract will cost around £58 million subject to negotiations with various bidders.

The contract for the waste collection and other operational services will include a transfer for those employees in Peterborough City Services who currently operate the services that are to be included in the operational services contract.

The new facilities are part of the councils Waste 2020 strategy that aims to recycle and compost more than 65 per cent of household and compost more than 65 per cent of household and green waste.

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