Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The Cabinet 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.
The report had been considered by the Chiltern, South Bucks & Wycombe Joint Waste Collection Committee on 23 April 2018. The Joint Waste team currently managed two contracts and agreement was sought for a long-term strategy for a 3 way contract. A contract option review had been carried out by independent consultants and the results presented to Portfolio Holders in March 2018. It was noted that the current contract with Biffa would expire in October 2021 and could not be extended. Chiltern and Wycombe’s contract would end earlier in March 2020, although there was a possibility of extension. The benefits of a 3 way Inter District Authority Agreement (IDAA) included cost efficiencies, risk sharing (particularly regarding the sale of recyclables) and economies of scale that would make the contract more attractive to bidders.
The IDAA is the formal governance mechanism that covers 3 phases; the pre contract phase, the active procurement phase and post contract operational commencement. This would set out the way costs would be apportioned and mutual indemnity.
Publication date: 27/06/2018
Date of decision: 27/06/2018
Decided at meeting: 27/06/2018 - Cabinet