The Fundamentals of Waste Disposal Tenders

Published28th January 2021 AuthorJohn Hudson

Everything you need to know when applying for waste disposal tenders

Waste disposal tenders can cover a range of services across a variety of homes, businesses, buildings and public facilities. They are often noted as waste collection, disposal and recycling service contracts. The cleaning sector, in general, is vast and waste disposal tenders could be needed in areas such as:

  • Private and domestic
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Corporate
  • Local Government
  • Education
  • Hospitality

Almost every aspect of life has an output of waste in some way. It is paramount that the disposal of this waste is done in the most environmentally conscious way as possible. Waste disposal tenders are abundant due to the necessity of the job.

There are significant subsections that waste disposal tenders could cover, such as:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Landfill waste
  • Inert waste
  • Scrap waste
  • Builders waste
  • Green waste
  • Recyclable waste
  • Laboratory waste
  • Chemical waste
  • Hospital Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Incineration
  • Biological reprocessing waste

The UK has a significant waste disposal issue and it’s taking its toll on the climate. The UK government estimates that over 26 million tonnes of waste is generated in the UK per year. Only 12 million tonnes of that are recycled and 14 million tonnes are sent to landfill. Because of this, the government has set multiple goals to try and address the UK’s waste production and disposal problems.

They hope to recycle 65% of municipal waste by 2035, with no more than 10% ending up in landfill. Moreover, they have a commitment of working towards eliminating all food waste to landfill by 2030. They hope this will tackle the problem of landfill emissions head on.

The basics of waste disposal tenders

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

The procurement process can be tricky to navigate if you’re new to it. Processes can vary from tender to tender. A PQQ covers the status of your organisation. Typically, when waste disposal tenders are released, a business will need to complete a PQQ.

The PQQ will often ask for your company’s:

  • Information

Here, you will be asked to include general information about your company including:

  • Business name
  • Registered address
  • Contact information
  • Insurance details
  • Economic and financial standing

Buyers will want to assess your organisations financial standing at the preliminary stages of tendering. You will have to provide your organisation’s financial information. This is to make sure that your business can afford to fulfil the contract at hand. Buyers usually assess your economic and financial standing by asking for your:

  1. Annual turnover
  2. Financial ratios
  3. Insurance
  • Technical Capacity

Within the technical capacity section, you may be asked about your:

  1. Annual staffing and number of managerial staff.
  2. Educational and vocational qualifications of managerial staff.
  3. Tools and technical equipment that you’ll use for the project.
  4. Case studies.
  • Case studies

The PQQ will ask for your businesses’ technical capacity and you will need to include relevant case studies. These will need to demonstrate your experience on previous jobs of a similar spec. You may be asked for up to three past examples that your organisation has completed within the last five years.

Invitation to Tender (ITT)

Once your organisation has completed the PQQ, and it has been accepted, you will then be sent an ITT. This is a formal document issued by the buyer which outlines the scope of the project. It invites the supplier to submit a formal tender for the work.

It should outline how you will commit to the project delivery and often includes quality questions. These questions will ask how you carry out certain processes relating to the project at hand.

The weighting of the tender can range from 70% quality and 30% price or 80% quality and 20% price. If you are submitting a waste disposal tender for central government contracts, there is a mandatory 10% on social value. The social value is included within the quality response.

Social Value

When evaluating tender responses for government contracts, departments will use the new model to score potential suppliers. This scoring will focus on the wider, positive impact businesses will provide when delivering the contract. Organisations will be assessed on:

  • How your organisation supports COVID-19 recovery.
  • The environmental considerations your organisation takes to help fight climate change and reduce waste.
  • How you are creating new jobs or skills to tackle economic equality.
  • The equal opportunity policies you implement within your business.

If you’re still unsure about how to proceed with your waste disposal tenders – we can help!

Our team at sister company, Hudson Succeed, are experts in bid writing and have an 87% success rate. They have over 40 years of experience across multiple industries. They offer four bid writing packages catering to your every tendering need. These are:

  1. Tender Ready

The Tender Ready package is for those who are completely new to the tendering process. We have a three-stage process that can help you prepare for the process. You’ll have access to an expert Bid Consultant and a 12-month subscription to our Facilities Tenders portal.

  1. Tender Improvement

Have you been submitting your own waste disposal tenders but haven’t been seeing results? Our Tender Improvement package is for you. Our Bid Writers will assess your previous tendering responses and supporting documents. They will then provide you with recommendations and guidance on how to improve.

  1. Tender Writing

Have you come across a waste disposal tender you want to go for, but don’t know where to start? Why not send it to one of our Bid Writers? They can do everything for you, and even submit it on your behalf! They’ll provide you with a full tender writing breakdown which will let you know if they need anything from you.

  1. Tender Mentor

Our Bid Writers will take a look over a waste disposal tender you have already written as part of Tender Mentor. They will provide you with feedback, guidance and notify you of any errors before you submit.

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