A case study to publicise examples of good practice in the procurement process. This case study focuses on Cumbria County Council and Shanks Waste Management. Cumbria is the second largest county in England and is home to the beautiful Lake District. The county is predominantly rural with half the county designated National Park or Areas of Outstanding National Beauty. The county is made up of 6 districts but, for the purpose of local government, operates as a two-tier system of county and district authorities.