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Defence Firm VT Group Shortlisted for Wakefield PFI Contract

A company specialising in defence and civil contracts has been short-listed to provide a PFI waste treatment facility for a Yorkshire council.

Southampton-based VT Group will go head-to-head with the other remaining bidder – waste management company Waste Recycling Group (WRG) – for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council contract.

Council waste chiefs cut the contenders to two this week, when following “detailed evaluation”, it dropped Veolia Environmental Services from the shortlist. The preferred bidder is expected to be announced in October with the contract due to begin in May 2008.

Councillor Graham Isherwood, Wakefield’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This is a very exciting time as we are nearing the end of the process to decide the future of waste management across the district.

“We are considering two strong bids that we believe can help us achieve EU and UK government targets, increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill,” he added. More at LetsRecycle here.

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