Presenters: Janine Pearson & Chris Purchas, Jacobs
Presentation title: Effective Collaboration in Waste Service Procurement

Management of waste is often one of the most visible services provided by a Council to its residents. Any change to this service delivery can be an emotive issue to many and there will be various opinions on how it should be run. An effective and successful procurement of waste services can offer the opportunity for the Council procuring them to actively engage and collaborate with the market, its various stakeholders (particularly the public) and work with the bidders to obtain a bespoke solution prior to selecting a preferred contractor. Waste service procurement also offers a Council an opportunity to deliver a cost effective long term solution for its waste management needs.    This paper will explore how collaborative waste service procurement has been applied successfully.  The focus will be on two examples from the UK, where effective collaboration with the market has got the job done; West London Waste Authority (WLWA) and Staffordshire County Council. The WLWA PPP procurement process reached financial close at the end of 2013 and construction of the contract services is now underway. Staffordshire’s Four Ashes Waste to Energy Plant became operational in May 2014 which signifies a successful conclusion to what represents the biggest PFI contract in the Council’s history.    Effective collaboration was fundamental to the successful delivery of these projects. The focus of this paper will be on how waste service procurement could offer Councils in New Zealand an effective solution to meet their waste management needs and how lessons learnt from collaboration in the UK can be successfully applied to waste service delivery in New Zealand.
Event: WasteMINZ Conference 2014
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2014