Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group & Ors (recycling sorting)

Summary

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG), on behalf of itself and a group of thirty councils located in metropolitan Melbourne, is seeking to collaboratively investigate, and potentially procure, the provision of sorting services for commingled recyclable material that is collected from residents’ kerbsides (Recycling Sorting Services).

MWRRG, on behalf of the councils, seeks authorisation for:

  • MWRRG, on behalf of the councils, to conduct a collaborative competitive tender process for the procurement of the Recycling Sorting Services, evaluate responses in collaboration with the councils and to negotiate on behalf of the councils the contractual framework,
  • The possible establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) by the councils to enter into contract(s) for Recycling Sorting Services with the successful supplier(s), and
  • The ongoing administration and management of the resulting contracts.

(the Proposed Conduct). 

A copy of the application is available by the following link below.

Submissions from interested parties have now closed. The ACCC will now prepare a draft determination after providing the Applicant with an opportunity to respond to issues raised in the public consultation process.

On 25 September 2019, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to enable commencement of the tender process for the joint procurement of the Recycling Sorting Services.

Indicative timetable for assessment of the application

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

22 August 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

28 August 2019

Public consultation process begins.

9 September 2019

Closing date for submissions on interim authorisation.

23 September 2019

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

25 September 2019

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation.

September/October 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

October 2019

Draft determination.

October/November 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

December 2019

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • City of Bayside
  • Cardinia Shire
  • City of Frankston
  • City of Knox
  • City of Manningham
  • City of Whitehorse
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Maroondah
  • City of Melton
  • City Of Port Phillip
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • Darebin City Council
  • Moreland City Council
  • Yarra City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Banyule City Council
  • City of Boroondara
  • City of Glen Eira
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • City of Casey
  • City Of Stonnington
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • City Of Whittlesea
  • City of Monash

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000451-1