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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste - Meg Booth

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the Authority’s Contract for the development of a waste acceptance facility and managing residual waste from North Devon and Torridge areas.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above service.

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Limited

SUEZ House, Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1ES

The service will commence on 11th February 2019, for an initial period that will end on 31.03.2029, with an option to extend the contract for a maximum of five further years.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

An OJEU notice for this contract was published in June 2017, notifying the market that a competitive process with negotiation was to be followed to procure this contract, and reserving the Authority’s right to award the contract based on the initial tenders.

In response to the above notice, two bids were received and considered as part of the formal evaluation process as set out in the procurement documents.

The decision has been taken on the basis of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Limited achieving the highest overall score for their Tender submission for the delivery of the service in accordance with the contract.

Suez’s initial tender has met the Authority’s requirements fully and therefore, the contract is to be awarded to Suez without entering into the negotiation phase of the process.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A previous procurement exercise for this service provision was undertaken in 2014 when the Authority did not have a waste transfer facility in North Devon to offer to tenderers. Bids that were received were unaffordable and there was a clear need to package the contract such that it appealed to a wider market.

 Consequently a successor procurement exercise has been undertaken in 2017. As part of this procurement exercise the Authority offered tenderers a site at Brynsworthy in North Devon, to be developed as a waste transfer facility and which will revert back to the Authority as a permanent asset.

Viridor, the Authority’s existing service provider, terminated their waste disposal contract earlier this year with a new waste service provider needing to be in place by 11th February 2019

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Saeed Mirehsan , Senior procurement officer (waste) , , 01392 383000
Decision Date:
5 December 2017

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: