- Meeting of Services Overview Committee, Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6.30 pm (Item 56.)
- View the reasons why item 56. is restricted
Members are asked to consider and comment on the attached draft Cabinet report.
The Committee received a report on the options for procuring the delivery of waste collection, recycling and street cleansing services at the expiry of the current contracts with Serco and Biffa. A formal decision must be made by 3rd September 2018 as to whether the current SERCO contract should be extended by Chiltern and Wycombe Councils or whether a new waste contract should be procured.
Members were informed of key risks relating to future commissioning options for the authorities.:-
The Joint Waste Collection Committee considered that the best option was to enter into a short extension with Serco with the aim of both contracts expiring in October 2021 but, at the same time, commence procurement activities for a new single long term joint contract for all three authorities with a staggered commencement date of March 2020 and November 2021. This would provide a contingency plan should extension negotiations not achieve a successful outcome. In answer to a question, the Member was reassured that the apportionment of costs would be per household and would be set out in the IDAA.
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(ii) an initial budget of up to Â£200,000 be approved to fund the resources referred to in (i) above, to be funded by the Authorities in proportion to the number of households in each district (CDC - 28.12%; SBDC - 20.46%; WDC - 51.42%), with sums to be released in accordance with each Councilâ€™s internal approval process.