Municipal Waste Management Strategy

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why did you waive the contracts code in procuring Mouchel Parkman for cost modelling work for the revised municipal waste management strategy?


Answer for Municipal Waste Management Strategy

Answer for Municipal Waste Management Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2004 Mouchel Parkman and Cranfield University undertook a detailed `bottom-up' cost modelling exercise for waste management in London, funded by the landfill tax credit scheme, with a minor contribution from the GLA. The cost modelling needs to be updated in order to inform the revision of the Mayor's Municipal Waste Strategy. The model was developed by consultants Mouchel Parkman and we chose to use them and their model to produce the updated information as this would:· produce data that was able to be compared to the results of the original study, and· reduce our costs as it would be an update of the existing model, rather than development of a new model. The original modelling work cost approx £400,000, took over a year to develop, and required a significant amount of data to be provided by London's waste authorities. In terms of both time and cost, it is more effective for the GLA to pay for this model to be updated than to undertake our own new modelling work.