Hurstville City Council & Ors - Authorisation - A91180

Summary

On 4 August 2009, the councils of Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sutherland (together, Hurstville City Council & Ors) applied for authorisation for 20 years to make and give effect to a contract, arrangement or understanding to jointly tender for the provision of all municipal putrescible waste transfer, processing and disposal services in the respective local government areas. The councils also requested immediate interim authorisation until a Determination on the matter comes into effect, in order to commence the joint tender process. The councils intend to enter into separate contracts with the successful tenderer(s), although these contracts would contain identical terms and conditions.

A copy of the application and submission are available by following the links below.

On 26 August 2009, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to Hurstville City Council & Ors to conduct a joint tender process, including inviting and evaluating tenders, selecting a winner and preparing (but not signing) contracts for the services of the winning tenderer. Interim authorisation is effective until a Determination on the matter comes into effect or the ACCC revokes interim authorisation.

On 7 October 2009, the ACCC issued a Draft Determination proposing to grant authorisation to the Applicants for the proposed arrangements until 31 December 2029.

On 6 November 2009, the ACCC issued a Determination granting authorisation to the Applicants for the proposed arrangements until 31 December 2029. If no application for review is made to the Australian Competition Tribunal by 27 November 2009, the authorisation will come into force on 28 November 2009.

A copy of the ACCC's Determination is available by following the links below.

Applicant(s)

  • Hurstville City Council
  • Kogarah Council
  • Rockdale City Council
  • Sutherland Shire Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91180

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