Published date: 29 March 2018

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 February 2023

Contract summary


  • Environmental services - 90700000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

29 March 2018

Closing date

28 February 2023

Contract start date

1 March 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: DPS

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is a procedure available for contracts for works, services and goods that we commonly available on the market similar to an electronic framework agreement, but where new suppliers can join at any time.

The requirements of this dynamic purchasing system can be split into two broad categories: Materials and Services.
At present, subject to a few exceptions, the Council is responsible for identifying and arranging suitable outlets for the materials collected on its collection services, at its Bring Recycling Sites and through its Recycling Village. Some of these outlets are arranged on a joint basis with our partner Councils, Gateshead and Sunderland, and administered by the Joint Waste Partnership. Others are arranged directly by the Council, and it is these that fall within the scope of this DPS.
The range of materials encompasses cardboard, scrap metal, high and low quality wood, mixed plastics, carpets, mattresses, waste engine oil, gypsum board (plaster wallboard), rubble, vehicle tyres and trade waste recycling (paper / cardboard / glass jars and bottles / cans / plastic bottles).
The requirement relating to each material is to provide a delivery point to receive the material, to then arrange its processing (perhaps through a series of stages and outlets) such that the maximum amount of recyclable content is passed into the supply chain, and the Council is able to demonstrate that recycling in its inputs to the national Wastedataflow database.
Whilst the main waste treatment and disposal services are properly covered, there are a number of services that fall outside the scope of any Partnership arrangement, and which include:
• The receipt and processing of abandoned vehicles and caravans.
• The provision of a collection, delivery and emptying service for hooklift containers
• The provision of a skip hire (e.g., 6 / 8 m3 skips) service for allotment sites and other locations
• The collection and processing of scrap plastic wheeled bins

Material Delivery Points required for:

Category 1: Cardboard
Category 2: Scrap Metal
Category 3: Low Quality Wood
Category 4: High Quality Wood
Category 5: Mixed Plastics
Category 6: Mattresses
Category 7: Waste Oil
Category 8: Trade Waste Recyclables
Category 9: Gypsum
Category 10: Rubble / Inert Waste
Category 11: Tyres
Category 12: Gas Bottles
Category 13: Dry Street Cleaning Waste
Category 14: Gully waste
Category 15: Carpets


Category 16: Abandoned Vehicles
Category 17: Hooklifts
Category 18: Skip Hire
Category 19: Processing of old Wheeled bins
Category 20: Monitoring of Landfill Gas

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Chris Taylor


Town Hall, Westoe Road
South Shields