Westminster City Council ('City Council') seeks expressions of interest from contractors for a contract to receive, treat, manage and dispose of residual waste collected by the City Council for a period commencing at 06:00 hours on 16 September 2017 and ending at 05:59 hours on 31 March 2024 (with an option to extend for a period or periods up to a further 8 years in aggregate (a total possible services period ending at 05:59 hours on 31 March 2032). It is estimated that the City Council will require the appointed contractor to provide treatment and disposal services for between 115,000 to 180,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum. Such waste may include waste collected by the City Council for agencies and bodies in its administrative area as well as commercial customers. 160,000 tonnes of waste are currently treated per annum. It is not intended that the City Council will guarantee any minimum tonnage but the Contractor will be given exclusivity over the residual waste stream (subject to the City Council having the right to maximise its recycling). The appointed contractor shall provide delivery points within a 35 minute drive by LGV in moderate traffic from the central London landmark, Marble Arch, London (the exact border will be shown by a red line plan issued with the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (‘ITPD’) so there is no doubt). The appointed contractor shall be capable of accepting not less than 180,000 tonnes of the City Council's residual waste per annum. The contract is being procured to assist the City Council in meeting its obligations under relevant EU directives, applicable legislation and the Mayor of London and the City Council’s ‘Municipal Waste Management Strategy’. Accordingly, it is the aspiration of the City Council to switch from general waste disposal approaches to more recycling over the contract period, so as to satisfy the requirements of the strategy. A 35% municipal waste recycling target has been set for the City Council.