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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 recyclate outlets.
  • 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 report.
  • 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.
Towards Zero Waste - Remade Scotland