Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is carrying out pre-procurement market engagement in relation to its Collection and Disposal of Clinical Waste, Offensive Waste and Small Animal Remains.The Council requires the provision of Containers to enable the storage of approved waste within depots and Waste Transfer Stations, the collection and transport of these approved wastes to a licensed Treatment / Disposal Facility for disposal. Approved wastes include: Offensive Waste, Infectious Waste, Sharps Waste, Cytotoxic and Cytostatic Medicines, Medicinal Waste, Amalgam Waste and Small Animal Remains.The purpose of the Council's pre-procurement market engagement process is to allow and enable potentially interested organisations with appropriate expertise and relevant experience to:— Engage with the Hertfordshire County Council to enable the Council to understand how best to construct the pricing in a meaningful way within a future procurement.The Council will consider the feedback and responses received to help inform the Council's options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the Council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process.Participation or non-participation in the pre-procurement market engagement process shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the pre-procurement process shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process.Participation in the pre-procurement market engagement procurement process will be at each supplier's own cost. No expense in responding to this process will be reimbursed by the Council.The Council will not enter into a contract based solely on the responses to this PIN and no information contained in the documents or in any communication made between the Council and any contractor in connection with its pre-procurement market engagement shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be awarded.This pre-procurement market engagement process will comprise:Submission of the Supplier Questionnaire (please see Appendix A of the pre-procurement market engagement documentation) following the instructions detailed in Section VI.2) below. Supplier Questionnaires must be received by 12:00 on Thursday, 25.2.2016.