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Scotland Excel undertakes organics procurement process

Scotland Excel undertakes organics procurement process

A PROCUREMENT process to treat the organic waste of all 32 of Scotland’s councils is being undertaken by Scotland Excel.

Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for local government – an award-winning non-profit shared service working in partnership with local authorities, housing associations and other public sector organisations.

They have delivered the Scottish Government funded Procurement Improvement Programme since 2017 which enables housing associations to benchmark their existing procurement capability and identify opportunities for improvement.

A spokesperson for Scotland Excel, said: “Our Treatment of Organic Waste framework is a renewal of a highly successful framework agreement that offers local authorities treatment options for organic waste, including food and garden waste primarily collected from householders. This third-generation framework is part of the Scotland Excel Environment Category portfolio that assists councils in delivering their statutory obligation to provide an essential waste management service.

“On 9 March 2020 a Prior Information Notice (PIN) was published on Public Contracts Scotland to inform the market of the forthcoming opportunity.

“In light of the current situation with Covid-19 we are offering phone meetings to interested parties that had already contacted us; details can be found on the Public Contracts Scotland website.”

The framework is available to all 32 Councils in Scotland and to date 23 councils have awarded contracts under this arrangement.

To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site which can be found HERE.