LLC Eco Baltia vide as submitted a complaint over Riga City Council’s organized household waste management procurement, according to information from Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB).
The complaint was submitted 23 December. The review term is not yet established.
Eco Baltia vide press-secretary Daiga Buča explained that the company decided to turn to Procurement Monitoring Bureau because the company believes Riga City Council’s procurement contains requirements that limit competition.
«The procurement’s specifications contain several points, such as, in relation to several areas, recycle of non-sorted waste and others that, we believe, do not provide for competition for the procurement or the entire market,» explains Buča, adding that Eco Baltia vide has asked IUB to assess requirements.
In parallel to the complaint, the company has also turned to the Competition Council, requesting an investigation of the procurement.
Previously, Eco Baltia vide together with LLC Clean R and municipal company LLC Getliņi Eko formed a joint company Tīrīga and stood as contended for rights to manage household waste in Riga in the next 20 years.
As previously reported, on 5 December a new tender was announced for waste management in the capital city based on new binding rules of Riga City Council.
Initially the city council announced a tender based on «old» rules, the requirements of which were already outdated and did not comply with multiple regulations for several years. The rules provided for dividing the city into three waste management areas.
New rules came into force 4 December and provided for dividing the city into four areas.
Binding rules provide for waste collection in Riga to be performed using sorted waste collection areas, sorted waste collection points, as well as offer bio-degradable waste collection options, non-sorted waste containers and pre-paid garbage bags.
To ensure waste collection does not disturb residents’ sleep, it is planned to prohibit waste collection between 23:00 and 05:30.
The city council notes that binding rules take into account requirements of regulations that govern the waste management sector, as well as recommendations from the Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry.
Until the day a new waste management contract has been signed, waste collection services are provided in Riga by existing service providers – LLC Clear R, LLC Eco Baltia vide and LLC Lautus.