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Gateway 1 Procurement Commencement - Recycling Resource Management Contract

Meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet (Item 11)

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This report sought permission to commence the procurement process for the Recycling Resource Management Contract. The contract, which would expire on 30 September 2022, directly impacted on Medway’s kerbside recycling collection service as the disposal point handling an average of 64,000 tonnes of recycling per annum.


The Council had engaged a consultant support the procurement of the contract and a soft market test had been carried out to measure interest and gain views on current market conditions.  The full report for this exercise and the financial analysis was included in the exempt appendix to the report.


This Gateway 1 report had been approved for submission to Cabinet after review and discussion at Procurement Board.


Decision number:



The Cabinet approved the commencement of procurement, as set out in the exempt appendix to the report, using the open procedure and for the contract length to be two years, with the option to extend for two years by mutual agreement.




The preferred procurement route gives Medway Council confidence that they are getting the best possible deal through an open market competition and securing a contract ready for 1 October 2022 to meet its statutory obligations.