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Research into Waste Management Supply Chain

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WRAP wishes to undertake research to understand how current market and financial conditions along the waste management supply chain influence the level of gate fees charged for a range of waste treatment, recovery and disposal options.

A lack of market information can reduce a local authority’s ability to make informed decisions on waste management options, in terms of both economic and environmental costs. Therefore, indicative gate fee information should assist in making better informed decisions regarding waste management options.

The Annual Gate Fees report supports WRAP’s corporate activities and helps maintain WRAP’s reputation for knowledge and expertise. It also increases the transparency of the sector, enabling policymakers, local authorities and businesses to make better informed decisions.

It is proposed that this contract will run until 31st March 2017 to enable efficiencies in delivery; a break clause will be built in following the 2016 project delivery to enable WRAP to assess contractor performance and respond to changes in funding which could impact the budget available.

This work is being funded by all four UK governments and Resource London.

WRAP is seeking maximum value for money for this work and so welcomes innovative proposals and a review of the approach to the work to identify opportunities that maximise efficiency (without loss of quality) in delivery. An example could be a proposal that offers a joint-funded collaborative approach to delivering the work which would significantly reduce the cost to WRAP.

Funding available for this work is £80,000 incl. VAT across the two years’ work required.

Deadline for proposals: 14 September.

For more information, please contact Mike Daw (m.j.daw@mmu.ac.uk).

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Author: Michael Daw

When working for Manchester Met University, I'm responsible for facilitating strategic relationships with businesses and other external organisations. When doing Transition New Mills, I'm on the Steering Committee and facilitating the Energy Action Group.

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