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24 October 2013
Recognising good project management practice, a report identifying lessons learned from the procurement of food waste facility for a joint-project between the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils has been made available.
The report was informed by the outputs of a lessons learned workshop, which took place earlier this year.
It outlines the areas where the Project Team felt the procurement of the food waste facility went well along with what could be improved on. Areas include: Administration, Project Team and Advisers; Governance; Procurement Strategy and Implementation; and Relationships and Communication.
Gordon Pollock, Project Director for Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian, said: "The pathfinder nature of the Zero Waste Project means the lessons learned from it can be particularly useful for other projects. This report is intended to be benefit for other projects within the two partner Councils, as well as similar collaborative projects elsewhere. "
Procurement of a facility to treat and recycle the food waste collected by both Councils concluded earlier this year with the signing of a contract with Alauna Renewable Energy, a joint-venture between Kelda Water Services and Scottish Water Horizons.
Lessons learned identified in this report are being used where appropriate within the procurement project for residual waste treatment facilities, which is in the final stages of the procurement process.