Published date: 7 July 2017

Last edited date: 7 July 2017

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: 17 July 2017

Contract summary


  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£50,000 to £80,000

Procurement reference


Published date

7 July 2017

Closing date

17 July 2017

Contract start date

3 August 2017

Contract end date

14 March 2018

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The purpose of the requirement will be to identify the best value infrastructure investment strategy, weighing the costs of separation and different treatment/disposal pathways against the economic, environmental and social benefits. The analysis will proceed in two stages.

The first stage will assess the costs and benefits of increasing separation within the waste infrastructure system.

The second stage will assess the costs and benefits of directing the seaparted waste streams down different treatment/disposal pathways. The horizon for analysis will be 2020 to 2050.

More information


Additional text

How to apply Instructions to Potential Providers:

Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the Procurement. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link 'Register for CCS e-Sourcing'.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Potential Providers should note that it could take up to 10 working days to obtain a DUNS number.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express your interest by emailing [The dead line for expressing an interest in the Request for Information event is [insert time, day and date (DD/MM/YYYY)]] [Delete if not applicable (ie Open competitions)]

Your email must clearly state:
- name/reference of this procurement
- the name of the registered supplier; and
- the name and contact details

Crown Commercial Service will then process your registration and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. Crown Commercial Service is not able to offer any extensions to the advertised procurement timetable.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the
Freephone: 0345 010 3503

About the buyer

Contact name

Crown Commercial Service


Floor 9, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
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