Residual Waste Treatment Contract Procurement Terminated
The Southern Waste Management Partnership (SWaMP2008) has announced that it is to terminate its procurement of a long-term residual waste treatment contract.

SWaMP2008 began the tendering process in June 2009. The contract was intended to provide waste management services in the region, to reduce the use of landfill for domestic waste and support increased recycling.

A spokesman for SWaMP2008 said that it had reached its decision with great regret, however the project has recently been the subject of a legal challenge, as a result of circumstances that are outside of the control of SWaMP2008.

As a publicly-funded organisation, SWaMP2008 has reluctantly concluded that its interests, and those of its stakeholders, are not best served by engaging in an expensive, lengthy and ultimately uncertain legal process, and consequently the procurement process is to be terminated.

SWaMP2008 remains resolute in its commitment to managing the waste of its constituent councils. While it is not in a position to complete the successful procurement of the residual waste treatment project, its attention will now turn to addressing shorter term waste needs in the region.


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