5 September 2007
WYG, consultant to the built, natural and social environment, has advised Mid-Suffolk and Babergh District Councils on an innovative joint waste collection contract. The project has recently won the 4Ps 2007 Award for Excellence in Local Government PPP in the joint procurement category.
WYG was brought on board in August 2005 when the opportunity for a joint approach was given serious consideration. WYG was selected to advise on joint procurement and quantify the advantages it might bring. They then assisted in developing an Outline Business Case and provided consultancy support throughout the procurement process, from the preparation of contract documents and managing the procurement process; to tender evaluation and legal assistance with final contract award and signing.
The contract was awarded to Serco and commenced on 2 April 2007. Both councils estimate the joint partnership arrangements will generate savings of £130,000 per annum for the residents of each authority, with the potential for further savings in due course.
Len Attrill of WYG, comments:
“The tender process excited considerable interest from the market and generated a large number of high quality, competitive bids, turning the potential savings we knew were there into reality. It is great to see that commitment delivering high quality, cost effective services.”
Patrick Scott, Regional Director, who looks after WYG’s local authority environmental services consultancy team added:
“WYG are very proud to be associated with this award winning project which is a tribute to the foresight and commitment of both Mid-Suffolk and Babergh District Councils. It consolidates WYG’s comprehensive experience and expertise in procurement and joint working and keeps us at the top of our game. It also shows that commitment from clients coupled with the right advice does generate real savings and benefits”