Local Authority Contract support
Effective contract management and procurement of
recyclate market outlets and Material Recycling Facility services
remain important aspects of the recycling supply chain as evidenced
by the LARS research and especially highlighted in the report on
the Financial Exposure of Scottish Local Authorities Arising from
the Reductions in Recyclate Material Prices.
As part of last year's Programme, Remade Scotland
- Developed an initial Contract Risk Assessment Matrix based on a
review of contract conditions which Councils are using for their
- Held a workshop with West Lothian Council and assisted in the
re-drafting of their contract clauses and provided a tender
evaluation system for the Council to use. The material developed
was produced as a Case Study.
Proposed Activities for 2009/10
The work for this year seeks to:
- Further develop the Contract Risk Assessment Matrix through a
follow-up series of interviews with Councils to better understand
their existing Contract process and to document the outcome of this
review in a report.
- Hold a workshop/seminar with Councils to discuss and refine the
- Develop and agree standard contract clauses which focus on
recyclate quality, security of market at acceptable prices and
- Promote the Contract Risk Assessment Matrix and provide an
overarching methodology for application.