Offering expertise from both a contractor and client perspective, addressing a range of waste management services from residual waste and organic waste treatment to recycling service contracts throughout the process from business case stage to contract award.

For ‘client side’ 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.

For ‘contractor’ support we develop waste flow models, method statements, carbon models and TEEP assessments where required.

We are usually working on two or three procurement projects at any one time, alongside our other projects.

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

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

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