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Redditch Borough Council

August 3rd, 2018 by

Redditch Borough Council is committed to providing residents with effective and efficient services that not only meet their needs but understand them too. Part of their 2017/2020 Plan involves furthering their understanding of community housing needs, using the Local Plan to drive development, and enabling people to be able to stay in their homes and communities.


Lincolnshire Police

August 3rd, 2018 by
Lincolnshire police

Lincolnshire Police’s objectives are to:

  • Reduce crime
  • Provide a fair deal for the people of Lincolnshire
  • Provide police and services that are there when you need them.


Supply Engagement Day: Welcoming contractors who are looking for opportunities

August 2nd, 2018 by

We’re excited to announce our first Supplier Engagement Day which has been launched to engage with contractors of all sizes who are wishing to find out more about working with EEM.

About this event
There will be an opportunity to meet with our Procurement Team to discuss future Frameworks and DPS opportunities, to understand how EEM operate and to familiarise yourselves with our tendering portal and standard documents.

In the next 18 months, EEM will be renewing Frameworks and DPSs for the following areas of works:

– General maintenance for property improvement works
– Kitchen & bathroom installations
– Water treatment works
– Drainage works
– Electrical repairs

This event is aimed towards contractors of all sizes in any location who are able to undertake one or more of the above areas of work and are interesting in offering their services to EEM members.

Our Supplier Engagement Day is focussed towards engaging with new contractors, therefore contractors who currently hold a place on any of our frameworks will not be permitted to attend.

To register your interest, please visit www.supplierengagementday.eventbrite.co.uk

We will be running two identical small group sessions; one session will take place in the morning and one in the afternoon. If the event is successful, we will be looking to hold a larger event in the near future for both existing and new contractors.

Morning session

9:00am Arrival with refreshments
9:15am Welcome and housekeeping
9:30am EEM Engagement Session

  • The benefits of EEM Ltd to public sector organisations
  • How our Frameworks work, including the tender process and our portal.
  • EEM Framework opportunities.
  • How the DPS works, including the tender process and our portal
  • EEM DPS opportunities

An opportunity to ask the EEM team questions within the group, followed by a chance to speak to the team one to one if you wish.
12:00pm Finish

Afternoon session

13:00 Arrival with refreshments
13:15 Welcome and housekeeping
13:30 EEM Engagement Session

  • The benefits of EEM Ltd to public sector organisations
  • How our Frameworks work, including the tender process and our portal.
  • EEM Framework opportunities.
  • How the DPS works, including the tender process and our portal
  • EEM DPS opportunities

An opportunity to ask the EEM team questions within the group, followed by a chance to speak to the team one to one if you wish.
16:00 Finish

To register your interest, please visit www.supplierengagementday.eventbrite.co.uk

Beckfoot Trust

July 30th, 2018 by
beckfoot trust

Beckfoot Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust established in 2013.

Their aim is to create a group of remarkable schools in Bradford delivering outcomes for learners that will place each school within the top 20% of similar schools nationally for progress made.


Woodhead MD steps into Chairman role after 39 years at the helm

July 26th, 2018 by

Woodhead Group has today announced its Managing Director of almost 40 years, David Woodhead, will be stepping into the role of Chairman, paving the way for a new management structure to ensure sustainability and resilience. He will be succeeded by an established leadership team, which has been developing for the past seven years. 

The family-run business announced the move to its employees this morning, laying out its succession plan and vision for the future of the company.

Glenn Slater (Business Development Director) takes up the new role of Chief Visionary Officer, working alongside Teresa Westwood (HR Director), who has been appointed Managing Director.

Existing Directors, Hilary Cheshire, and Craig Pygall, will continue in their roles as Finance Director and Director accountable for operations and commercial respectively. They are joined on the board by:

– Leo Woodhead, who joined the family business two years ago after returning from ten years working in Australia. He will take up the role of Business Development Director

– Tom Woodhead, who has been working on the strategic leadership team for the past four years, and will now be taking up the role of Business Services Director.

David, who qualified as a Building Surveyor with Leicester Polytechnic and left Nottinghamshire to work in London, joined the company as Managing Director in 1979 when his father and company founder, Robert (Bob) Woodhead, passed away suddenly at the age of 60.

Leading the business through five decades of change and growth, recessions and booms, David has always focussed on building a sustainable company, with the ability to grow and develop through investing in its people. In the past 39 years, he has taken the business from turning over £279,000 in 1980, to last year showing a turnover of £52.5m

David said: “I came into the business very suddenly, at a difficult time for our family, and for the company. My father had grown his business from a humble workshop in 1946, to this growing company, which he incorporated as Robert Woodhead Ltd in 1978. 

“The decision to step back has not been taken overnight, it has been very much in the planning for several years. We will remain a family-owned company, with our head office in Edwinstowe where it all began, and still with three members of our family on the Board of Directors. I have every confidence in the Strategic Leadership Team that is now in place and in particular Teresa and Glenn’s ability to lead that team having both worked at a senior level in the business for over 10 years.

“I’m very proud to look at the business today and see what we have created. I know the coming years will see Woodhead Group continue to be a resilient business, socially responsible, with a strong vision and values, continuing to not just develop, build, manage and maintain, but create a better experience for all those we work with.”

As  Teresa and Glenn start their new roles, Glenn Slater as Chief Visionary Officer, will focus on developing future strategy and vision, building strong long-term relationships and championing the core values.

Glenn said of his appointment: “I have been privileged to work with Woodhead for a number of years now, having started my career here in 1995 and I am honoured to have been appointed to this new role. I look forward to working with our strategic leadership team on building effective strategy for sustainable growth, while ensuring the business never loses its unique sense of social responsibility and commitment to its people, our customers and the environment we work in. When you look back over Woodhead’s adventures over the past 72 years, it excites me even more to look ahead to the future of this business.”

Teresa Westwood will direct the implementation of Woodhead’s strategies through a robust business plan, ensuring their efficient delivery and successful outcomes. She added: “We have really big shoes to step into, but we have been working hard as a team over the past seven years to develop ourselves personally, build on our strengths as a group, and focus on how to get the best out of our employees. We have a strong leadership team here at Woodhead Group, who I am really looking forward to working with to take the company into the future.”

“We will continue to develop, build, manage and maintain, as we always have done, focussing on the areas where we have always shown strength, ensuring we continue to strive for the best. Our plans to further establish our regional presence across the Midlands and South Yorkshire will continue to be at the forefront of our activity, as we move into the next era of Woodhead Group.”

Woodhead Group are appointed to three EEM frameworks: Main Management Contractor for New Build Development, Sustainable Refurbishment and Out of Hours repair service.


Pictured above: The new management team
Pictured below: David Woodhead

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Framework and DPS News

July 17th, 2018 by

Frameworks recently awarded


Scaffolding (EEM0051)
This framework went live in July 2018
Click here for details

Stairlifts (EEM0050)
This framework went live in July 2018
Click here for details


Frameworks out to tender


Frameworks coming soon

Supply of Electrical Materials
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
Please check back for further details.

Facilities Management (EEM0069)
This framework will be going out to tender in August 2018 and will be available for use in October 2018.
To be notified when this is ready, please email amy@eem.org.uk

Passive Fire Protection (EEM0053)
Please note EEM has an existing framework for fire door sets which is still available for use. Fire door sets will be incorporated into this new framework.
This framework will be open for tender from 10th August and ready to use in October 2018.

Ironmongery (EEM0055)
Member consultation stage.
If you would like to be involved in the creation of this framework to ensure it meets your requirements please email alex@eem.org.uk

Electrical Vehicle Charge Points (EEM0064)
Member consultation stage.
If you would like to be involved in the creation of this framework to ensure it meets your requirements please email alex@eem.org.uk
Estimated to go out to tender in January 2019 and to be ready to use in April 2019.

Water Treatment (EEM0007)
Member consultation stage.
If you would like to be involved in the creation of this framework to ensure it meets your requirements please email alex@eem.org.uk
Estimated to go out to tender in April 2019 and to be ready to use in July 2019.


DPS - ready for applicants and mini tenders

Training Services (DPS0001)
Training Providers:
 This DPS is now live and accepting applications from training providers. Click here to find out how to apply.

EEM Members: This DPS is ready for EEM members to initiate a mini-competition process.
Please contact brogan@eem.org.uk or call 01246 395610 for assistance.


Modular Homes (DPS0002)
Manufacturers: This DPS is now live and accepting applications from manufacturers. Click here to find out how to apply.

EEM Members: This DPS is ready for EEM members to initiate a mini-competition process.
Click here for details or contact brogan@eem.org.uk or call 01246 395610 to find out more


DPS - ready for applicants

Damp Proofing and Associated Works (DPS0004)
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This DPS is open for applicants and will be usable by EEM members from 20th August 2018.


DPSs coming soon

Locksmith Services, UPVC Repairs and Glazing Works (DPS0003)
In preparation.



Collaboration Development Contractor Framework

July 16th, 2018 by

Fellow procurement consortium Westworks is about to start the re-procurement of their hugely successful Development Contractor Framework. Westworks will be procuring this arrangement on behalf of the “Collaboration” consortia partners namely; EEM, Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortium.

This means that all EEM members will have access to this procurement.

Because of the large area covered by the Collaboration and the need to attract more SME providers as well as the larger organisations, this procurement will run as a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

This means that rather than the framework being tendered, awarded and then closed for four years, we are able to keep access for contractors open via a Request to Participate (RTP) system, which is in effect a PQQ to get onto an “approved list”. In practice this means that there will be no pricing exercise to undergo during the initial tender and any subsequent RTP.

However, because the way in which mini-competitions are run through the current framework based on similar principles, the process will remain largely unchanged in so much that there will be an ITT stage for any call-offs that will be project specific and require pricing etc. at that stage rather than at the “OJEU” stage.

Westworks have a system of Expression of Interest (EoI) and where necessary a reduction in the number of bidders by a sifting brief which is a project-specific questionnaire. Westworks do this so that the number of participants is manageable and to be very mindful of the amount of work required by bid teams to complete an ITT. Participants will also have the opportunity to decline mini-comps.

The DPS will cover four main categories:
1. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with 1 to 10 units and projects with value up to £1.5m this lot will include developments of multiple phases each up to £1.5m
2. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with 11 to 40 units and projects with value up to £4.5m this lot will include developments of multiple phases each over £1.5m to £4.5m
3. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with over 40 units and projects with value over £4.5m
4. Major refurbishment/remodelling of property including commercial / corporate property

The geographical coverage of this arrangement is established by tenderers stating which post codes they can serve and then those who successfully secure a place on the DPS will be invited to participate in any opportunity that comes up in that area within the categories that they have been awarded.

The DPS means also that arrangements can run for more than the prescribed four years allowed under a framework and also longer-term partnerships between contractors and clients is possible.

For contractors wishing to join this DPS:  We anticipate being in a position to advertise the procurement on OJEU and Contracts Finder by the end of July. Once registered HERE you will receive and automated notification when we issue the tender and so there is no need to do anything more just yet.

We will keep you informed of any changes to this arrangement.







Rushmoor Borough Council

July 3rd, 2018 by

Rushmoor Borough Council’s main objectives include;

  • Sustaining a thriving economy and boosting local business
  • Supporting and empowering their communities and meeting local needs
  • Continually developing and maintaining a cleaner, greener and more cultural Rushmoor


EEM shortlisted for two categories at the Derbyshire Business Awards

June 29th, 2018 by

EEM has been shortlisted for TWO categories at the Derbyshire Business Awards 2018.

The annual Chamber Business Awards were created purely by business, for business to celebrate and showcase the successes that have taken place in the East Midlands business community over the past year.


Community Impact

We entered these awards to celebrate our achievements in supporting our members’ communities:

  • Over the last 4 years we have distributed almost £460,000 to our membership via our Community Donation scheme.
  • Over the last 4 years we have raised £91,500 for various charities
  • We are a small team of 11 people yet we have employed 3 apprentices.
  • We encourage small businesses to apply for works by simplifying our tender process and establishing geographical lots.
  • We offer the same rates for materials and services to all of our members, which is fantastic for our smaller members, including charitable housing providers.


Apprentice of the Year: Brogan Bullimore

We nominated Brogan for the Apprentice of the Year category because she’s exceeded the supportive role expected of her during her apprenticeship and has shown incredible enthusiasm and talent enabling her to lead several successful projects.

Brogan has become a valuable asset who has enabled us to move forward to more modern procurement methods to support our membership without affecting the current level of service.

The impressive thing about Brogan’s development is that it’s self-driven due to her outstanding initiative and positive attitude and her dedication to the development of herself and the business. It’s been wonderful to see her become confident in her own capabilities.

With her only experience in retail, we were all impressed with how quickly she understood the entire business within a very short time of joining the company. It didn’t take long for Brogan to be able to clearly explain complex procurement methods to others with great accuracy.

Her presence has enhanced the already positive morale in the office as everybody enjoys working with such a fun, friendly, professional and enthusiastic member of the team.

Brogan is a shining example to all our apprentices of what they can achieve if they are willing to work as hard as she has.

We are very proud of Brogan and wish her luck in the finals.



We would also like to congratulate all the other companies who have also been shortlisted.

The winners of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on 7 September at Pride Park Stadium in Derby.


brogan nominated for apprentice of the year




eem nominated for community impact linkedin



June 19th, 2018 by

Advance’s vision is to transform the lives of people with a disability or mental health condition by providing the best quality housing, support and employment services. They want to enable our customers to live the lives they choose, achieve their personal goals, feel valued and know their voices are heard.



June 19th, 2018 by

Peabody draws on over 150 years of history and expertise. Their aim is to help people make the most of their lives by providing good quality affordable homes, working with communities and promoting wellbeing.


Southern Health NHS Foundation

June 14th, 2018 by
Southern Health

Southern Health aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people they serve.


Leicestershire Police

June 13th, 2018 by
Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police provides a policing service to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 24-hours a day, 365-days of the year.

The area they are responsible for covers over 2,500 square kilometres (over 965 square miles) and has a population of nearly one million. There is a rich diversity of communities all with their own policing needs.



Information for Showcase Exhibitors

June 7th, 2018 by

Information for Showcase exhibitors

Free Training for SMEs

June 1st, 2018 by



If you had 1 hr to change your business, what would you do?

‘1 hr to Change’ – is a series of webinars, podcasts & videos by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts, to help you & your business grow

Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding &  pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive & profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1 hr to Change’.



5th  Health and Safety  Click here to register
12th Diversity and Inclusion Click here to register
18th Building a Motivated Team Click here to register
19th Social Media Marketing Click here to register
26th Process Mapping / IT Solutions Click here to register

3rd  Business Operations Click here to register
10th Project Management / Effective use of Resources Click here to register
17th Contracts  Click here to register
24th Generating Profitable Business Growth Click here to register
31st Bid Writing Click here to register

Working in partnership with the D2N2 LEP, the Skills Support for the Workforce programme provides fully funded training to local SME’s across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to meet individual employer and regional  economic needs.





Information for Showcase Exhibitors 2018

May 30th, 2018 by

Information for Showcase Exhibitors 2018

The Problem with Common Toilet Seats…

May 24th, 2018 by

We have all encountered the problem of having a loose toilet seat…


Normal seats work themselves loose over time and slip on the toilet pan.
A second issue is not having sufficient hinge adjustment to allow enough forwards and backwards alignment of the seat.


The following reviews are a handful of typical complaints;

⨵   Poor quality hinges, the seat slides around. Had to be replaced with an alternative product.
⨵   Poor fittings didn’t fit.
   Moved so much had to get another toilet seat.
   Doesn’t fit a standard toilet at the fixings are very close together. Disappointing.
   Does not fit my toilet keep slipping side ways. Had to take it off and go back to the plastic seat.


Flexi-Fix Toilet Seats

Croydex has developed a revolutionary hinge system which ensures the perfect fit and prevents slipping without compromising on style.

The versatile Flexi Fix Toilet Seat fixing system can be fitted onto many different types of toilet seats to offer more choice for the consumer.

 Wide range of materials and finishes as well as different size and shapes.

 Many different features are available including soft close and quick release toilet seats.

The Flexi Fix Toilet Seats can be adjusted to suit fixing hole centres from 110mm to 200mm. This is far greater than the 145mm to 165mm specified in the European Standard EN33.


always fits


 Adjustable V Plate

The innovative grip pad technology and pioneering patented V plate hinges provide maximum adjustment to fit the fixing holes of any standard toilet making the seats easy to fix, suitable for a wide range of toilet pans and, most importantly, completely secure. The incredible 60cm forward and backward range of adjustability ensures the seat can be fitted to the correct final position.

 Collapsible Supports

Collapsible supports hold the hinges off the toilet pan while you align the seat. Once the protective film has been removed and the position finalised, the seat can be fixed into place by applying a little pressure. The supports collapse and the Grip Pads adhere the hinge to the toilet pan for a secure fit which will not come loose or slip.

 Grip Pad

The grip pad technology is a pressure sensitive adhesive, meaning that it cures under pressure so the seal will strengthen over time. Because the Grip Pad cures over time it is easy to re-position the hinges during initial installation if slight adjustment is required. The seat can then be secured in place from above or below using the fixings supplied. At the end of the product’s life cycle, the hinges can be removed without leaving any residue on the toilet pan.

 Versatile Fixing

Not many people understand that there are two different toilet pan types; back to wall pans and standard pans. Most toilet seats aren’t suitable for both so we have designed our versatile hinge system
to be fitted from above and below the toilet pan, further increasing the fitting options.

 Suitable for Everyone  

The goal behind this design is to ensure our customers can purchase a toilet seat knowing that it will Always Fit and Never Slips.
Anyone who has fitted a toilet seat knows it can be very diffcult. We wanted to add our patented system without complicating the process of installing. Our combination of collapsible supports and Grip Pad technology make the installation quick and easy.


Croydex is entering the Flexi-Fix™ toilet seat for the Red Dot Award (Product Design)

This range of seats is available to purchase at competitive EEM rates via the plumbing distributor PTS.


If you have any questions, or require any more information on the product, please don’t hesitate to call or email rowena@eem.org.uk or call 01246 395604


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Irwell Valley Housing Association

May 23rd, 2018 by

Irwell Valley’s main objective is to create the conditions in which customers and colleagues can enjoy living or working and realise their full potential. Their vision for 2017-2020 includes building more homes in the North West.



Lewisham Homes

May 16th, 2018 by

Lewisham Homes is an enterprising, not-for-profit organisation, set up to improve housing in the borough.

As well as managing 19,000 homes on behalf of Lewisham Council, they operate their own maintenance company, build new homes and find valuable ways to invest in the local community.


Working with other Consortia

May 14th, 2018 by

Last year we set about working more closely with like-minded consortia to share frameworks and best practice.

We have now moved this on to a formal collaboration between ourselves, Westworks, South East Consortium and Advantage South West. This means that we can now utilise each other’s frameworks and will continue to work together to align our processes and practices where we can to provide the best possible service to our combined membership.

Principles behind what we are trying to do:

  • Using the strengths of each consortia to create robust procurements
  • Sharing best practice to save time and costs for each consortia and ultimately our Members
  • Removing duplication for Suppliers and Contractors when tendering
  • Allowing organisations to seamlessly use framework from across the consortia that best fit their requirements and geographical locations.

Examples of where we are working together:

  • We now have 18 Members from our partner consortia utilising EEM frameworks
  • 3 EEM Members are now calling off from the Westworks Internal and External Decorating framework
  • We have just signed our first Member up to the South East Consortium Consultants Framework
  • EEM staff attended a Section 20 training course at Westworks
  • Working to align our documents where we can
  • Working to agree a standard Selection Questionnaire across all consortia procurements and eventually share the new Supplier Portal
  • We will be joining Westworks in the re-tendering of their Development Framework
  • Sharing policies and ideas for ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Investing in IT to support the EEM membership

May 14th, 2018 by

We have some exciting news regarding our investments into IT to further support the EEM membership.


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What is a Dynamic Purchasing System and what are the benefits?

May 11th, 2018 by

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

 A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is similar to an electronic framework agreement, except new suppliers can join at any time. This solution can save time and money by being a quick and easy way to access goods, services and works through an OJEU compliant route.

A DPS works in two stages; in the first stage EEM will issue a call for competition in OJEU and Contracts Finder, expressing their intention to establish a DPS.

All suitable applicants, who meet the selection criteria and avoid exclusion, are admitted onto the DPS. Depending on the size and structure of the DPS, it may be divided into categories in such cases, suppliers are admitted to a relevant category or categories. There is no legal limit on the number of suppliers in a DPS.

Why is a DPS beneficial for EEM members?

Once the Dynamic Purchasing System has been set up, the Members can use it to award specific contracts. This is done by inviting all suppliers in the relevant category to tender. The minimum timescale for the return of tenders is 10 working days.

EEM will manage the full DPS draw down process on behalf of members saving you time and costs in running your own tender process. This is a free of charge service.

Why is a DPS good for suppliers and contractors?

Suppliers can both join and leave DPS arrangements whenever they choose.

A DPS can benefit smaller suppliers, as applicants do not need to submit indicative tenders with their request to join and they reduce the red tape that might deter smaller firms from tendering for larger framework procurements.

There is no maximum lifecycle for a DPS meaning Suppliers do not have to keep going through lengthy procurements every 4 years with no guarantee of being successful. Whilst we are establishing our DPS processes we have decided that they will be re-procured every 5 years to maintain market competitiveness and relevance to members’ needs. They will be refreshed annually to ensure all the applicants still meet the minimum requirements.

EEM Training Services DPS

Our Training Services DPS is now up and running. Each application to join the DPS has been reviewed by EEM to ensure the minimum criteria for entry onto the DPS is met. Successful training providers are set up to deliver training via a variety of methods including online, at a Members premises or within their own training facilities.

The DPS has been split into the following categories:

  1. Leadership and Management
  2. Health and Safety
  3. Core Skills (assertiveness, minute taking, time management etc)
  4. Customer Service
  5. Equality and Diversity
  6. IT Skills
  7. Specialist Training (gas safe, water regulations, electrical etc)
  8. Plant and Equipment Use

We now have 20 providers waiting for their first opportunity so please get in touch if you have any training requirements we may be able to help with.

As this is our first DPS, the delivery of the training has been set up for our East Midlands based Members only. Further DPS lists will be set up in the future for our Members that fall outside of the East Midlands area.

EEM Modular Homes DPS

In May 2018, we launched our Modular Homes DPS. This DPS will cover the manufacture and installation of a range of consistently high-quality, energy efficient modular homes. Homes can be clad in a wide range of traditional and contemporary external finishes to meet the requirements of the Member and surrounding area and offer a range of rooflines.

Properties will be delivered to site:

  • Fully insulated – external and internal/party walls, floors and roofs
  • Internal partitions erected
  • Windows and Doors fitted
  • All internal wall, floor and ceiling finishes
  • Fully installed kitchen and bathroom(s)
  • Fully completed electrics, plumbing, heating and ventilation

The DPS will be available to use from the 25th June 2018 and run for 5 years.


We are looking at procuring new DPS categories. If you wish for EEM to procure a category for your organisation which you feel would also benefit our membership, please get in touch.



Dacorum Borough Council

May 10th, 2018 by

The Borough of Dacorum is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England that includes the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and the western part of Kings Langley. Dacorum Borough Council’s main objectives are;

• A clean, safe and enjoyable environment

• Building strong and vibrant communities

• Ensuring economic growth and prosperity

• Providing good quality affordable homes, in particular for those most in need

• Delivering an efficient and modern council


EEM Launches New Modular Homes DPS

May 9th, 2018 by

EEM has created a list of approved manufacturers who can deliver a range of consistently high-quality, energy efficient modular homes.

This DPS is now available for manufacturers to join and EEM members can call off from it from 25th June 2018. The DPS will run until 30th  June 2023.

Homes are able to be clad in a wide range of traditional and contemporary external finishes to meet the requirements of the EEM member.

Properties can be delivered to site:

  • Fully insulated – external and internal/party walls, floors and roofs
  • Internal partitions erected
  • Windows and Doors fitted
  • All internal wall, floor and ceiling finishes
  • Fully installed kitchen and bathroom(s)
  • Fully completed electrics, plumbing, heating and ventilation

Further upgrades to the standard specifications may be requested during the life of the DPS these may include, but are not limited to, the following features:

  • Solar PV
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Efficient electrical heating, hot water and cooking solutions for sites without a main gas supply

Where these are requested within the specification, they can be installed within the factory and delivered as part of the completed unit.

Upon joining this DPS, manufacturers are required to provide full details of their standard technical specifications with their application.

If you are a manufacturer wishing to join this DPS please contact Procurement Administrator Brogan Bullimore on brogan@eem.org.uk or 01246 395601.

For more details please click here.


New Build Project – Robert Woodhead Ltd & North West Leicestershire District Council

May 9th, 2018 by

Tenants move into first new-build council homes for three decades

 The first council homes to be built in North West Leicestershire for 27 years have just been completed.

The two houses and four bungalows have been built on North West Leicestershire District Council-owned sites at Linford Crescent and Verdon Crescent in Coalville.

The council’s contractor, Robert Woodhead Ltd, has built the new homes which tenants are now moving into. All of the homes have been made available to residents on the council’s housing waiting list at an affordable rental cost. A further 11 new homes will be handed over to the council in June at Linford Crescent.

Of the first three tenants to move in, two have been waiting for a new home that can cater for their medical needs and another is moving from a larger two-bedroom council home, making it available for another family to move into.

Procurement consortium, EEM Ltd, supported NWLDC in setting up the relationship with Robert Woodhead Ltd and building the partnership that is delivering this building programme across the district.

Pete Smith, Chief Executive of EEM Ltd, said: “Although our role is to get contracts signed, organise the paperwork and secure agreements at the start of these programmes, we take a great pride in seeing projects progress and in meeting the people that truly benefit once work is completed. Seeing tenants starting out in their new home is the real reward for our hard work.”

The new homes have been built on the sites of disused garages and an empty block of flats while another similar site was used to build a brand new community centre which has been handed over to the Linford and Verdon Tenants and Residents Association.

NWLDC’s building of council homes continues in earnest with a further seven homes in Staley Road and Smedley Avenue, Ashby, due for completion this summer. Planning permission was also granted in February for 24 council homes to be built on Ashby Road in Coalville at the site of the former police station.

Councillor Roger Bayliss, Portfolio Holder for Housing at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “This is a real landmark moment for the council as we increase our housing stock and provide much needed affordable homes for people in the district.
“We strongly believe in investing in our communities and making our district a place that people are proud to call home. Building council homes is a huge step towards achieving this and marks the start of an exciting time for NWLDC and our tenants.”

Michael Edwards has moved into a one-bedroom bungalow with his wife Susan. He said: “This is going to make such a huge difference to us – we needed to find somewhere that meets our needs and was all on one floor.
“I think it was long overdue for new council homes to be built and I think it’s great that NWLDC have started doing this again. A massive thank you from us as this really is life changing for us.”

Angela Bancroft is a tenant with health requirements that also made her a perfect fit for one of the new bungalows. She said: “This is going make such a difference to me and my health. I never dreamt in a million years that I’d be given this chance – it is a lifeline for me and I’m so grateful.
“Thank you to the council and all the staff that have helped me so much. I can’t wait to move in and get settled, it’s a huge relief and my health is going to benefit immediately.”

Craig Pygall, Construction Director for Robert Woodhead Ltd, said: “It’s been fantastic to support NWLDC on its first council house building programme in a generation. We’ve been really pleased at the progress so far, and look forward to completing the scheme later this year. I wish the new tenants all the best, they’re really going to benefit from living in these energy efficient, secure and modern homes.”




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