Bristol BID Launches Commercial Waste Tender

22nd January 2018

Eunomia is supporting Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (Bristol City Centre BID) to procure a collaborative commercial waste contract. The aim is to secure a high quality, low cost waste collection service for businesses in the city centre.

Bristol City Centre BID has today asked commercial waste collectors to put forward proposals to improve the bin collections that businesses in Bristol city centre receive, helping them save money and recycle more. The tender documents are available here and the deadline for submitting tenders is 9am Monday 12th February.

Bristol City Centre BID, which was formed in November 2017 and represents 780 local businesses, has begun the search for a contractor to offer a high quality commercial waste and recycling collection across the city centre. The BID’s aim is to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of its levy payers. As well as delivering cost savings, this procurement should improve the reliability and frequency of collections in the area, increase recycling rates and improve the local street scene.

Bristol City Centre BID is looking for a contractor who can:

  • Provide customers with at least two refuse and two mixed dry recycling collections per day (including weekends and most bank holidays).
  • Offer collections of a range of additional recycling services such as card, glass and food waste.
  • Provide a range of containers for businesses to use for their waste collections – both sacks and a variety of different bin sizes.
  • Offer excellent customer service.

The contract will be designed so that the greater the number of levy payers that sign up, the more they will save. As the contract attracts more customers, the waste collector’s service will become more efficient – and under the contract rules, the savings will be passed back to businesses. Annual price increases will be limited over the lifetime of the contract.

Bristol City Centre BID Operations Director Keith Rundle said:

“We are delighted to be launching this waste tender. It is an excellent opportunity for a commercial collector to work with us to deliver real benefit to Bristol’s vibrant city centre. We are excited to see what kind of service collectors can provide.”

Any licenced commercial waste collector is welcome to apply.

Picture courtesy of Bristol City Centre BID.