The expiry of the “toilet contract” means that, for the first time in 25 years, there is an opportunity to determine the needs and equipment of public toilets and to gear future supplies to these needs. The concept serves as the basis for the invitation to tender, which will take place in the second half of 2017.
The operator is to be found by the beginning of 2018 so that the “Berlin toilets” can be produced on time and the management organised.
The concept was developed by TSPA in cooperation with Zebralog GmbH & Co. and the Technical University of Berlin, the district authorities, senior citizens’ associations, disabled and tourism associations and other interest groups. In this detailed participation process, TSPA evaluated existing locations and identified new locations, equipment characteristics defined, and potential cooperation partners suggested. For the new toilets in Berlin have been formulated minimum requirements for safety, equipment and environmental friendliness, hygiene and maintenance. The concept foresees three supply scenarios: 257 public toilets to be built in the context of the basic provision (2019 to 2020). Depending on the financial circumstances, 366 locations will be targeted for “improved supply” (implementation 2021 to 2022).
After an evaluation, an “extended coverage” option will be considered, with 447 sites. This “extended supply” should not be tackled until 2024 at the earliest.