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mcm: Waste collection: Mcm is again looking for companies | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: The Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM) has decided to re-launch tenders from private companies for door-to-door waste collection in areas under its jurisdiction after objections were raised during the previous call for tenders.
This time, the civic body decided to remove the contentious clause making the concessionaire responsible for the development of its own landfill as well as environmental clearance, TOI has learned.
Earlier, a total of eight companies had submitted bids for the Rs 19 crore project and one of them was even shortlisted. But the decision to relaunch the tender was taken by the MCM commissioner after some companies objected to the clause, officials said. Additionally, senior company officials also discovered that the clause in the previous tender violated the 2016 Solid Waste Management (SWM) rules.
“Recently, we got approval from Chandigarh Urban Local Bodies Department to send our waste to Rewari for bio-remediation. Also, the department told us not to flout SWM rules. So it was decided to bail out this tender,” said an MCM official with knowledge of the matter. “The civic body will also seek land for a landfill in Manesar.”
When contacted, Parveen Kumar, Executive Engineer, Swachh Bharat Mission, MCM said, “A committee was formed to evaluate the companies when the tender was issued. The MCM commissioner’s order to relaunch the call for tenders will be submitted to the same commission, which will then transmit its observations to the ULB department for a final call. We can only decide on projects that cost less than Rs 2.5 crore.