Assistance in renewing the contract for the collection of household waste
Local authority of Les Portes de l'Essonne
Context and challenges
The local authority of Les Portes de l’Essonne, located in an urban environment of high density, covers 3 communes containing 52,350 inhabitants.
It is responsible for the collection of household and associated waste and has transferred the responsibility for treatment to SIREDOM.
Within the framework of its responsibilities, the local authority ensures, through a service provider agreement, the door-to-door collection of household and associated waste as well as the collection of waste deposited on a voluntary basis.
This contract was due to expire on 31 December 2011 and the local authority wished to take advantage of the renewal of the collection contract to upgrade its organisational structure and to optimise it with a view to reining in costs.
The contractual arrangements were rendered complex due to the high number of collection services (6 door-to-door collections and 2 collections of waste deposited on a voluntary basis) as well as the presence of different types of housing in the region: individual houses, small, medium-sized and large estates.
Services performed and results
The project was divided up into stages:
• Analysis of the current service and the study of avenues for optimisation,
• Assistance with the signing of the contract for the collection of household and associated waste.
Within the framework of the first stage, 3 optimisation scenarios were studied, combining avenues such as:
• The mixed collection of packaging and paper;
• Collection in single-compartment skips;
• Reduction in the frequency of collections;
• Introduction of the collection of waste deposited on a voluntary basis.
Then, on the basis of the scenario selected, Service Public 2000 assisted CALPE with the procedure for renewing the collection contract:
• Development of the contractual strategy (duration, phasing, allotment, remuneration modalities, etc. of the contract),
• Drafting in full of the company consultation dossier
• Analysis of applications and tenders.
Following the optimisation study, the local authority opted for a scenario which combined the mixed collection of packaging and paper, the collection of glass in single-compartment skips, the harmonising of the collection sectors and the gradual deployment of the collection of waste deposited on a voluntary basis in the case of residual household waste, packaging / paper and glass in place of door-to-door collection.
The renewal of the collection tender on this basis led to the selection of a new service provider and enabled the local authority to make savings of 7% per year on the overall cost of its contract for the collection of household and associated waste.