Future opportunity

Market engagement on future waste management arrangements for the treatment of the entire waste in accordance with the statutory duties of the East London Waste Authority

  • East London Waste Authority

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-002415

Published 26 January 2023, 12:42pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

East London Waste Authority

11 Burford Road


E15 2ST




+44 2082153000


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI41 - Hackney and Newham

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Waste Disposal

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Market engagement on future waste management arrangements for the treatment of the entire waste in accordance with the statutory duties of the East London Waste Authority

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 90500000 - Refuse and waste related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This notice is published to advertise a market engagement exercise being conducted by the East London Waste Authority (ELWA). ELWA wishes to engage with suppliers regarding what capacity there will be within the UK waste market to process and treat the entire waste stream for which ELWA is responsible.

ELWA's existing Integrated Waste Management Services contract shall expire in 2027.

Further details are contained in this notice at section II.2.4 which sets out the issues on which ELWA is seeking feedback and views from the market.

The date for submission of response is 13 February 2023 and, depending on the information provided, ELWA may seek to follow up with individual respondents or groups of respondents.

Participation in this market engagement exercise is not a requirement for participation in the forthcoming procurement, which shall be formally commenced through publication of a contract notice

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 90510000 - Refuse disposal and treatment
  • 90513000 - Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services
  • 90513100 - Household-refuse disposal services
  • 90513200 - Urban solid-refuse disposal services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI41 - Hackney and Newham

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

ELWA is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste collected by the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge (the Constituent Councils). ELWA is also responsible for the disposal of commercial waste collected by the Constituent Councils.

The current Integrated Waste Management Services (IWMS) Contract, which was signed in December 2002 with ELWA Ltd (the IWMS Contractor) and is operated by Renewi (the IWMS Operator), includes infrastructure for mechanical biological treatment, waste transfer, and Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs) for use by the general public. The IWMS Operator also has a number of sub-contractors for services, including the provision of material recovery facilities for mixed recycling, offtake of materials, transfer and RRC facilities. The IWMS Contract expires in December 2027. Further details on ELWA and the services it provides can be found at https://eastlondonwaste.gov.uk/.

A new Joint Strategy for East London’s Resources and Waste for the period from 2027 to 2057 has been developed by ELWA and the Constituent Councils, which has been ratified by all five authorities in February 2022. The Joint Strategy sets out a direction of travel for the future management of waste after the expiry of the IWMS Contract that includes: ambition to increase recycling levels; accessing more affordable solutions to managing the waste streams; and, working to reduce emissions; all of which are identified as key priorities. Further details on the joint strategy can be found at https://eastlondonwaste.gov.uk/jointstrategy/.

ELWA is currently developing its Outline Business Case and procurement strategy to deliver new arrangements for waste treatment and disposal in time for expiry of the IWMS Contract (the "Requirement").

To inform the development of the Outline Business Case and procurement strategy, ELWA is engaging with the market to better understand the market's interest in providing waste treatment and disposal services to ELWA and the infrastructure and capacity which will be available to meet the Requirement. Consequently, ELWA invites you to respond to some or all of the questions set out in the Market Operator Briefing Note], depending on which areas are more pertinent to your business.

The Market Operator Briefing Note is available from the BRAVO system.

All responses to the questions will be taken into account in the development of ELWA's Outline Business Case and procurement strategy.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 April 2024

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No