Published date: 12 December 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 22 January 2020

Contract summary


  • Refuse-collection vehicles - 34144511

  • Waste and rubbish containers and bins - 34928480

  • Waste analysis services - 79723000

    • Refuse recycling services - 90514000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

12 December 2019

Closing date

22 January 2020

Contract start date

1 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead require a contractor to provide reprocessing of dry mixed
recycling. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) is a unitary authority responsible for all
areas of local government. Located in the heart of the Thames Valley, less than 30 miles to the west of central
We have over 140 000 residents living in 64 000 properties and collect circa 18 000 tonnes of dry mixed
recycling. The main urban areas are Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot, with a number of small villages and many
rural properties. Tourism is crucial to the local economy, with over 7 000 000 people visiting the Borough each
year. Windsor is home to 2 of the UK's top visitor attractions, Legoland and Windsor Castle. Ascot racecourse
also brings many visitors to the area, especially for Royal Ascot. Windsor is the location for Royal events,
including weddings, state visits and guard changes and the collections need to work around these high profile
events, attracting visitors from around the world, to ensure the streets are clear of rubbish.
We provide a weekly waste and recycling collection service and resident satisfaction rates with the services
provided are above 90 %. Residents are very engaged with recycling and levels of dry recycling reflect this. We
are constantly working with our collections contractor to ensure that the quality of recycling collected is high.
The authority has contracts for the disposal of residual waste through energy from waste, food waste through
anaerobic digestion and green waste through composting.
This contract will provide reprocessing for dry mixed recycling collected from households and schools within
the borough. This is a new contract. Reprocessing of dry mixed recycling was previously included in the Royal
Borough's waste and recycling collection contract. A decision has been made to split out this element into a
separate contract for reprocessing of the recycling.

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About the buyer

Contact name

RBWM Procurement


The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road