Decision details

Changes to Services to be delivered by Yorwaste Ltd using the ‘Teckal’ Procurement Exemption

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Services & Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To award additional services to Yorwaste Ltd in accordance with Regulation 12 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The inclusion of the processing of green waste for Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby localities and the provision of waste transfer stations within Scarborough locality for the acceptance of dry mixed recyclables and the bulking up and haulage of the recyclables to a material recycling facility for processing.


To vary the Services Contract between NYC and Yorwaste Limited to provide garden waste processing for Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby and DMR arrangements for Scarborough as detailed in the report.

Reasons for the decision:

Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby localities currently have contracts with Yorwaste for the acceptance and processing of garden waste which will have either ended, or will end before, or on 30 November 2024.

Scarborough entered into a contract with Eren (previously Shotton Mill) for the recycling of dry mixed recyclate (DMR) on 1 July 2014. This contract is due to expire 30 June 2024. The provision of waste transfer stations within this contract is undertaken by Yorwaste.

In order to ensure that service delivery is not interrupted it is essential that garden waste processing facilities are in place for Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby at the end of the current contracts. A DMR contract for the transport and processing of DMR is also required.

The decision allows for the variation of the Teckal Services Contract to add provision of these services by Yorwaste Limited.

Alternative options considered:

There are areas that require alternative provision therefore a procurement exercise is being undertaken for provision of garden waste processing in Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby to cover the geographical areas of the localities which deliver to alternative facilities (areas that cannot be delivered to Yorwaste facilities). It was decided to not include the geographical areas that Yorwaste cover, as market research has identified there are no alternative garden waste processing points in the vicinity, therefore these areas can clearly be covered through the Teckal Services Contract.

Utilising the Teckal compliant Services Contract also removes the cost and time attached to the complex procurement of multiple services, when similar arrangements are already provided to the Council by the Teckal company.

Publication date: 06/03/2024

Date of decision: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 14/03/2024

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