Decision details

Authority to establish a Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) for residual waste, timber, inerts and plasterboard. Authority to award contracts under the first Further Competition exercise of the same DPS. The total a

Reference: D56756

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Brief Description

-  The existing contractual arrangements for key waste streams collected at the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Sites are expiring and need replacing.

-  A DPS would offer the Council increased flexibility compared to a traditional framework and the Council has an increased need to be agile as changes in the waste industry are having direct impacts on waste management collection services.

-  The first further competition exercise under the DPS is for a duration of 4 years and the evaluation of these contracts incorporates service specific criteria.

Impact On Wards


Financial and procurement implications

Authority to procure contracts and decisions pending within waste management, budget already exists for waste streams and procurement routes will be communicated through DDN scheme. Procurement team guidance.

Partnership working




The Chief Officer for Environmental Services under CPR 3.1.7 and 3.1.8 approves establishing a 12 year DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) for the processing of a range of wastes (residual, timber, inerts and plasterboard) collected at the Councils HWRS (Household Waste Recycling Sites).  The DPS will run from April 2024 until March 2036 and will be set up using the process outlined in this report.


The Chief Officer for Environmental Services approves the acceptance onto the DPS of all suppliers who successfully pass the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and the subsequent award of contracts to those suppliers who are successful in the first further competition exercise according to the process outlined in this report and the evaluation criteria specified. The first further competition exercise will be for a duration of 4 years and has an estimated value of £21.5 million.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Rosie Harvey, Business Officer Environmental Services 0113 3786352 Email:

Publication date: 07/09/2023

Date of decision: 18/09/2023

Effective from: 26/09/2023

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