Desired objectives & terms for tender for waste transport
What should be the objectives and
terms for the tender for hire of vehicles for
collection and transportation of waste?
Pl respond IMMEDIATELY as the
tender terms are being finalised.
Below are my quick thoughts:
1. All waste to be removed completely.
2. All waste to be removed quickly.
3. Different categories of waste to be
treated separately i.e. collected, transported, disposed
4. Costs to be optimised.
Terms to thus incorporate the
1. Route planning is key to all of the
above 4 objectives. Waste collection points, types of waste, types
of waste generators, collection times, access
restrictions, etc. -- all to be factored in.
2. While goal is to minimise waste
generation, collection and transport via different
initiatives, it is important to plan for + / - 50% increase in
volume or weight of each category of waste in due course.
3. Planning to be thought through for
each waste category e.g. dry, wet, mixed, construction &
debris, silt, hazardous, biomedical, fish/slaughter.
Seasonal and festival variations also. Compost transport also?
4. Since contracts are for 5 years,
flexibility in decreasing / increasing vehicles is important e.g.
a) unit rates to
remain unaffected with increasing or decreasing waste generation
vehicle deployment to be possible quickly & at same rate, or
5. While hiring is on per shift of 8
hours, per 80 km basis, there should be a minimum &/or maximum
volume &/or weight carried per vehicle per trip. It should be
contractor's explicit responsibility to ensure that all waste is
removed. MSW Rules / Supreme Court guidelines to be met.
6. There should be appropriate
penalties for not collecting quickly, completely, and separately
(by waste type). NGOs / ALMs / CSOs / citizens to also have a
role in feedback and monitoring. Penalties should not be so
high that it increases the tender bid amounts. Should not be so
low that it does not pinch. Should be punitive if same spot
uncleared for a week. And, of course, very severe if
7. Route plans and timings to be
publicly displayed - for citizen compliance, contractor monitoring,
Cleanliness Task Force feedback.
8. Periodic review reports by MCGM-NGO
Cleanliness Committee to be also a factor in reviewing performance
of contractors, and in deciding route plans.
9. Tender terms to be fair and
flexible for both - contractors & MCGM - with incentives to
perform better, and no incentives to cut corners. Also, if rate
increases 5% per year, penalty amounts to also increase 5%
Dec 7, 2005