The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has appointed Suez as its preferred bidder for both the waste and resource management services and household waste recycling centre management services contracts.
The 'super council', made up of the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities, told Facilitate that the appointment is "subject to a standstill period that follows the year-long procurement and evaluation process".
According to procurement rules, the standstill period is at least 10 business days.
David Palmer-Jones, CEO of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, also confirmed that the firm had been appointed as preferred tenderer.
He said: "We look forward to working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in this new partnership once the procurement process has been finalised."
Suez was chosen from six companies that made successful progression through the selection questionnaire evaluation stage of the procurement of Greater Manchester Waste and Resource Management Services (GMWDA).
The procurement was split into three separate lots as follows:
Lot One: Waste and Resource Management Services; Suez, Veolia and Viridor
Lot Two: Household Waste Recycling Centre Management Services; FCC Environment, Suez and Veolia
Lot Three: Bio-waste Management Services. Biffa, Biowise Ltd and Viridor
The GMWDA entered into a competitive dialogue phase with the successful bidders.
Councillor Nigel Murphy, chair of the GMWDA, said the body had been "extremely happy with the response from the market", with 11 companies submitting tenders.