FRM support Councils in a variety of capacities from ad-hoc advice on procurement through to full technical adviser roles.

For Councils we prepare procurement strategies, undertake benchmarking, conduct soft market testing (on all facets of environmental services), develop specifications / contract documentation, address clarifications / dialogue and review bids. We also provide a lighter touch approach in a critical friend role, where the client takes the lead and we provide tailored support on specific areas, or as a whole-process overview.

Our team has a strong background in waste collection, recycling, treatment, carbon and strategy issues, together with street cleansing services, to complement the procurement service.

You can read our capability statement here: Procurement Capability Statement

Case Study

Leicestershire County Council
Project Title:
Procurement Assistance
Project Summary:

FRM has provided procurement support to Leicestershire County Council on a number of occasions since 2016. We have provided technical expertise, advice and support to the Council for the procurement of MRF services, HWRC re-use offtake contracts, and specialist waste collection and treatment services (i.e. plasterboard, clinical waste). Our involvement in each project has been different, but has included undertaking market testing, determined the scope of the contracts, developed tender documents and evaluation criteria, evaluated tenders and made recommendations for award.

Key Words:
Procurement, Waste Treatment

I would have no hesitation in recommending Frith Resource Management (FRM) as a ‘Critical Friend’ for the procurement of local authority waste collection and street cleansing contracts. FRM’s expertise added real value to the suite of tender documentation which resulted in the successful procurement of two high quality, value for money contracts.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Pro-active and deep technical knowledge as well as understanding of the context for the review (i.e. procurement exercise). Very flexible in providing options for the client and in reacting quickly to information provided relatively late by the contractor.


The support provided by FRM and Associates was exceptional, timely and consistent. There is a very high level of expertise within the organisation, and through the Associates the organisation works with. This is of significant benefit to the client organisation and the hand holding approach taken provides a useful learning and development opportunity for the local authority staff involved in the project.

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council