Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Tees Valley Energy Recovery Facility Project

Hartlepool Borough Council is procuring a solution for the design, build, financing, commissioning, testing and operation of an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) on behalf of itself and six other neighbouring local authorities (Darlington Borough Council, Durham County Council, Middlesbrough Council, Newcastle City Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council) (together, the Councils). By 2025/26, it is forecast that the Councils will be producing circa 397,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum. The ERF will be required to have a capacity that is sufficient to receive and treat all of the residual municipal solid waste from each of the Councils as forecast over the term, with any spare capacity being used to treat similar waste from third parties. The Councils are seeking a contractor who can provide a facility based on proven technology to dispose of and treat residual municipal solid waste and with the capability to generate electricity and heat for the local economy, thereby minimising diversion to landfill and climate impacts and maximising value generated from the waste treated. The successful contractor will also be responsible for all handling (including storage, marketing and recycling) of any residues from the facility. Residues must be treated in such a manner as to minimise diversion to landfill and climate impacts and maximise recovery (value from) these materials. The ERF must be constructed on a 10 hectare brownfield site at Grangetown owned by the South Tees Development Corporation which comes with the benefit of outline planning permission. Comprehensive ground condition investigations are being undertaken and the results of these will be made available to all Tenderers. The Councils' intention is to award a contract to the successful contractor in December 2021 for a 29 year term (including 3-4 years construction phase and at least 25 years operational phase) with an option to extend up to a further 11 years. The successful contractor will be required to accept and manage all contract waste from 1 April 2026. The Councils will incorporate a special purpose vehicle project company during the procurement process to act as the contracting entity.


Stuart Little
Civic Centre, Victoria Road

Contract value: 2100000000

Published: 24 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 7 Sep 2020