Welsh Councils join for bank textile contract

Thursday July 28th, 2011

According to media reports Welsh local authorities have joined forces to procure one of the largest textile bank contracts in the UK.

West-Midlands based JMP Wilcox has been appointed as main contractor to operate textile banks on council property. The contract runs for three years from June 2011, with the option for a two year extension.

Councils involved include Torfaen, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Powys, Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil.

The value of the contract has not been revealed, but JMP Wilcox is rolling out at least 100 textile banks in the region and expects to collect a minimum of 1,000 tonnes of textiles a year.

The contract was let through an OJEU restricted process, which required bidders to fill out a pre-qualification questionnaire before being asked to submit a bid against the councils’ specifications.

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