In 2002, the City of Essen decided to transfer its waste management and street cleaning tasks into a PPP project in the future. Previously, the services had been assigned to Entsorgungsbetriebe Essen GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the City of Essen.
The City of Essen contracted out the partial sale of EBE in a negotiation process with a Europe-wide competition. During the process, the City of Essen was able to find a private partner who guaranteed a high purchase price, guaranteed profit distributions and permanently low prices for waste disposal tasks.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is still providing advice to the City of Essen on public procurement and contract law now. We provided support through all the significant steps of the procedure and concluded it with a legally compliant awarding recommendation.