July 2010

Cornwall Council Waste Services Procurement

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As local government budgets come under increased pressure, waste management procurement represents a huge opportunity to deliver savings without compromising on services to the public or delivery against targets.

With contracts typically lasting seven years or more, when they come up for renewal it is a rare opportunity to get the best deal – both on quality and on price.

In April 2009, six district councils joined with the county to form the unitary Cornwall Council. Eunomia’s challenge was to evaluate options for a unified service, to replace a combination of external contracts and two in-house services operating within different service designs.

Eunomia identified a procurement strategy that offers 33% greater savings in 10 year NPV terms than any alternative that was explored.