LSBU engage benchmark review to ensure maximum value for money from tender
London South Bank University (LSBU) was embarking on the process of
finding a new contractor, and wished to better understand its current waste
and recycling rates and opportunities for improvement and innovation.
i-Clean Systems were engaged to undertake a benchmark review of services
across the Campus and Halls of Residence. This involved identifying all waste
streams, investigating clearance schedules, storage and portering systems,
end of life solutions, costs, data collection and reporting, along with a
measurement of recycling levels.
The report of findings presented accurate data to drive change along with
strategies, recommendations and initiatives to help embed further
improvements. These included trials to increase organic and food waste
collection, and identification of opportunities to engage with the circular
economy and the third sector. The project also discovered a number of over
charges by third party suppliers which were subsequently reimbursed to the
Following completion of the project, i-Clean were retained by LSBU to write the
recycling and waste element of the soft services tender that followed.
Using the data and information collected from the review, i-Clean were able
to incorporate radical and innovative solutions into the tender likely to yield
savings in excess of 20% of the annual budget for recycling and waste across
"i-Clean's knowledge and hands on approach helped us really understand our
waste and recycling flows and costs across the campus. This knowledge was
incorporated into our new tender document to ensure potential contractors
understood our expectations."
Paul Crossley, Sustainability Projects Lead, London South Bank University
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