Logistical optimisation services

Closing date for applications: 16/07/2019
Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
The Deposit Return scheme includes the collection of plastic bottles made from PET, aluminium and steel cans and glass bottles throughout all of Scotland. The Deposit Return Scheme infrastructure needs for an effective logistics network across Scotland to collect materials and centralised collection points before then being transported for reprocessing.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Zero Waste Scotland Limited
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Deposit Return Scheme Programme Logistical Workstream team
What the specialist will work on
Zero Waste Scotland is seeking a Contractor to provide advice upon the infrastructure needs for an effective logistics network across Scotland. The contract will: a) Utilise logistics software that can map return locations; b) Calculate the optimum number of bulking points and counting centres using different scenarios; c) Calculate costs associated with each scenario; d) Present several optimum network infrastructure options to Zero Waste Scotland in order to strike the balance between costs of vehicle movements, bulking points and counting centres.
Address where the work will take place
The work can be conducted at any location. However as part of the contract management the successful supplier will attend meetings at the Zero Waste Scotland's offices, Moray House, Stirling, You may also be required to attend meeting with logistical suppliers, stakeholders from time to time. The locations will be based in Scotland
Working arrangements
There is no defined working arrangements as long as the deliverables are achieved and within budget Please note that Zero Waste Scotland hours of work comprise a 35-hour week, between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays only, Monday to Friday inclusive.
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Describe how the contract will be delivered in an environmentally sustainable manner. Describe how your company has gone above and beyond regulation to be an environmentally and socially responsible organisation. Please provide details of how your company aligns to fair working practices for all employees. Please provide details of how you comply with necessary data protection and GDPR requirements.
Assessment methods
Work history Reference
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 55% Cultural fit 5% Price 40%
Essential skills and experience
  • Please confirm what software you will use to carry out the requested analysis, and what functionality it offers.
  • Describe the methodology you will take to deliver the requested outputs, including your step by step processes, any considered nuances, and how the software will be utilised.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Please describe how you will ensure quality assurance within: - the analysis and the physical outputs (mapping and report)
  • Provide details of the roles and responsibilities of the staff members that will deliver this contract. Indicate how their skills and experience align with the needs of the contract.
  • Please confirm how the data/modelling can be made available to Zero Waste Scotland for future utilisation once the contract has ended.
  • Describe how you will manage this contract to ensure delivery of all the requirements within timescale and budget boundaries, including complaints procedure and take remedial action.
  • Describe how you will report progress and maintain communication with us, including the participation in requested meetings. Please demonstrate prior performance by referencing previous work delivered via other contracts.
  • Please provide details of your risk management approach. You should consider the following in your response: risk management policy; reporting of risk to the client and risk log and mitigation.

Closing date for applications: 16/07/2019

Logistical optimisation services

Closing date for applications: 16/07/2019

Specialist role:

Business analyst


No specific location, eg they can work remotely


Zero Waste Scotland Limited

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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