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Edinburgh City Council Midlothian

Zero Waste site services and utilities underway

09 August 2012

Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian has begun the process of ensuring that the necessary site services and utilities are available for a new state-of-the-art waste treatment facility near Millerhill, Midlothian.  

A contract notice has been issued to procure support to the Project team. The contract will cover design works, development of construction procurement documentation, construction work procurement and project management of construction work for the following utilities and services to be provided at the Project site:

This is a key stage in the undertaking and delivery of the utilities and services that are required to support the commissioning and operation of a waste treatment facility at the Project site. The contract is expected to be issued in October.

A separate procurement for utilities construction works will be supported by the successful contractor and is expected to get underway next year.


Notes to editors

The advert can be viewed at Public Contracts Scotland. It will also be published in the Official Journal of the European Journal (OJEU).

Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian is a joint project between the City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council and is procuring separate contracts for the treatment of both food and residual waste in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Plots of land at the Project site have been offered to the bidders for the food waste treatment contract but they are still free to propose solutions at alternative locations. Bidders for the residual waste treatment contract are required to propose initial treatment facilities at the Project site.

Planning Permission in Principle for a range of waste treatment facilities at the Project site was granted in December 2011 by Midlothian Council.

The Partner Councils are also preparing tender documentation for construction of the access bridge over the Borders Railway, with construction expected to begin later this year, ahead of the works on the new railway.