1. NHS waste backlog
A criminal investigation has been launched and support measure put in place after a backlog of medical waste including body parts was allowed to build up at six UK disposal sites.
It emerged on Thursday that the waste from hospitals had not been disposed of in a timely fashion by contractor Healthcare Environmental Services.
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2. Workshop on waste classification
The Group will be hosting a workshop on waste classification on the 15th November 2018, in Sheffield. For more details and to book, click here
3. CIWM to sell its HQ as part of restructure
Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) have approved a new medium-term business plan which includes a “new vision and structure” in the face of a currently “unsustainable” model.
The aim, said the CIWM, is to strengthen its “core role as the professional membership body” for the resources and waste sector and to return the CIWM Group to financial surplus in the short-term “after a challenging period in recent years”.
The actions from the business plan are likely to include some job losses as well as staff redeployment and will also see the sale of the Institution’s offices in Northampton, with a consequent move to more modern office premises in the town.
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4. Waste Management & Minimisation Service tender: United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Description of contract:
Provision of domestic, general and miscellaneous waste management and monitoring services. To include but not limited to:
(i) Waste collection
(ii) Waste minimisation
(vi) Treatment and disposal
For all general, domestic and miscellaneous waste generated by the Authority utilising means which minimise environmental impact and maximise cost savings.
Value of contract: £200k – £1.0m
Published date: 19 September 2018
Closing date: 25 October 2018
Contract start date: 01 February 2019
Contract end date: 31 January 2024
Contact name: Gail Bowman
Long Leys Road
Telephone: +44 1522421539
5. Invitation to Tender Provision of Household Clinical Waste Services: Tendring District Council
Tendring District Council is the waste collection authority for the area for which it is the District Council. We are inviting bids for the above contract scheduled to commence on 1 January 2019.
If you would like to be considered for this contract please follow the link in this notice to our website where all the relevant documents are listed under “Opportunities” . Please also see the last page of the specification where details of the deadline for submissions and how to submit your quotation are stated along with a deadline for any clarification questions.
Value of contract: £25k
Published date: 21 September 2018
Closing date: 19 October 2018
Contract start date: 01 January 2019
Contract end date: 31 December 2021
Contact name: Procurement
Telephone: 01255 686955
Please use the above link to access all relevant documents under the heading ‘Opportunities’ and note the last page of the specification where details of the deadline for submissions and how to submit your quotation are stated along with a deadline for any clarification questions.