Awarded contract

Waste Management Services

  • University of Ulster

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-019529

Published 11 August 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

University of Ulster

Block X Room X031, Cromore Road


BT52 1SA



+44 2870123609


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKN - Northern Ireland

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Waste Management Services

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 90511000 - Refuse collection services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Waste Management Services for Ulster University.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £950,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 90512000 - Refuse transport services
  • 90514000 - Refuse recycling services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKN - Northern Ireland
Main site or place of performance

Coleraine, Magee and Belfast Campuses

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The main objectives of this waste management contract are to enable the University to continue with

its progress to deliver sustainable waste management and to minimize disposal costs. This entails

working in partnership with the Supplier, recognizing the commercial benefits of this approach to all


The Supplier will manage the collection of un-segregated waste for segregation at their Material

Recycling Facility (MRF) and continue with the 100% of University waste diversion from Landfill.

The service will include the routine and ad-hoc collection and disposal/recycling of general office

(non-hazardous) waste streams

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Delivery of Key Objectives / Weighting: 20%

Quality criterion - Name: Contract & Team Management / Weighting: 5%

Quality criterion - Name: Environmental Incidents / Weighting: 5%

Quality criterion - Name: Waste Management Technologies / Weighting: 5%

Quality criterion - Name: Key Performance Indicators / Weighting: 10%

Quality criterion - Name: Approach to Communication / Weighting: 5%

Price - Weighting: 50%

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

The Services shall commence on 1 August 2021 for an initial period of four (4) years with the option to extend for any periods up to and including 36 months.

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

The estimated total value stated above in Section II.1.7 includes the initial 4 year contract period and the option to extend the contract for any periods up to and including 36 months.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-008568

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No



Waste Management Services

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

27 July 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 3

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Riverridge Recycling (Portadown) Ltd

56 Craigmore Road


BT51 5HF


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKN - Northern Ireland
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £950,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The Services shall commence on 1 August 2021 for an initial period of four (4) years with the option to extend for any periods up to and including 36 months.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland

Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street




United Kingdom

six.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The University incorporated a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract was communicated to all tenderers. The standstill period provided time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).