Broadland: New waste contract awarded
Broadland District Council has awarded its Strategic Environmental Services contract to Veolia.
Broadland District Council has announced that following a comprehensive tender exercise, involving a number of potential companies, the Council has awarded its Strategic Environmental Services contract to Veolia. The contract is for all waste collection services including residual, recycling and food waste and for street cleaning. The 10 year contract starts in April 2022 with an option for an extension of up to a further 10 years.
Councillor Judy Leggett, portfolio holder for Environmental Excellence said:
“We're very pleased to be continuing our very successful working relationship with Veolia through the award of this major new contract. The contract brings together an excellent service for residents with innovative new approaches which will help to make our waste and recycling services more effective and even more environmentally friendly.”
The new contract offers residents an enhanced service with the introduction of weekly kerbside collections of small electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and Textile collections. The Council will continue to roll out food waste collections and will now be able to achieve its goal of food waste collections to all Broadland residents in 2023.
Residents and the Council will benefit from the introduction of state of the art in-cab technology that connects with the Council’s systems to receive updates in real time. The use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil fuel instead of diesel in all vehicles will help reduce the amount of Carbon dioxide produced by up to 90%. This is a huge contribution to the Council’s Environment Strategy and will contribute to its aim of being carbon neutral well before the government’s target date.
The evaluation of the tender bids was weighted to reflect the high importance the authority places on maintaining and improving the current quality of services being provided to residents, rather than cost.
Councillor Leggett added:
“While quality was the driving force behind our decision, the new contract delivers tremendous value for money for our residents and delivers on the Council’s priority to protect and enhance our local environment.
“The new contract provides the opportunity to harmonise services across the district and to deliver value while maintaining high quality, reliable services that will boost sustainability and preserve resources. We look forward to keeping Veolia at the heart of these communities and to support a more sustainable future for everyone.”
Gavin Graveson, Veolia Executive Vice-President, UK & Ireland, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract with Broadland District Council and to continue working with one of our longest standing clients.
Across Broadland District 112, 616 bins are emptied every week.