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How EEM has achieved GDPR compliancy

September 21st, 2018 by

GDPR Compliancy

Since the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May, we have been busy ensuring that everything we do is compliant with the regulation covering both our own operations and also the processing of data through our frameworks and call off contracts.

The tasks undertaken so far are:

  • Trained Rowena Jones (EEM‚Äôs Senior Data Analyst)
  • The majority of our Contractors and Suppliers have now signed a GDPR variation to their existing framework agreements
  • Updated our tender documents and future framework agreements to reflect the changes
  • Produced appendices for the standard form of contracts we use to include for GDPR clauses
  • Audit of our Pricebook, Website logins and contact list to ensure we are only holding information for and contacting people we have a lawful basis to do so
  • Written a privacy notice with the link now on the website
  • Reviewed sources of data we have, why and what we do with it
  • Written a GDPR policy
  • Produced a statement to go on all our forms where we are asking for personal data to explain why we need it, the lawful basis and how people can request for removal
  • All staff have completed (and passed!) a GDPR awareness e-learning course
  • Everything we have put in place has been shared with the consortia we work in collaboration with

GDPR is now a standard agenda item at our Team meeting and any concerns or questions raised by EEM team members are raised to Rowena with the decision and action to be taken logged for future reference. This ensures we are taking a consistent approach to how we handle and process any data and it is constantly under review so we can be pro-active to address any issues that arise in relation to GDPR.

 

 

Framework and DPS News

September 21st, 2018 by

 

ūü°Ü¬†FRAMEWORKS: OUT TO TENDER

Facilities Management (EEM0069)
This will be a brand new framework for EEM. It will cover all Hard and Soft services such as mechanical and electrical, building maintenance, grounds maintenance and cleaning. The new framework will be ready to call off from in early December 2018. Please contact amy@eem.org.uk if you would like more information.

Passive Fire Protection (EEM0053)
This replaces our current Fire Door Set framework and covers all passive fire works including fire doors, compartmentalisation works and health checks. The new framework will be ready to use from 5th November 2018. Please note that we are no longer able to make awards through the previous framework. Please contact alex@eem.org.uk if you would like more information.

Supply of Electrical Materials
To supplement our existing electrical materials supply we are looking to appoint up to 4 additional suppliers. The new suppliers will be appointed and included in future benchmarking exercises from late October 2018.


ūü°Ü¬†FRAMEWORKS: COMING SOON

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.

Property Improvement Works (EEM0056)
Member consultation stage.
If you would like to be involved in the creation of this framework to ensure it meets your requirements please email amy@eem.org.uk
Due out to tender January 2019. Currently redeveloping the specification to expand the scope and lotted to reflect the varying project sizes and types that are currently going through the framework. It is likely that EEM0057 Kitchen & Bathroom framework will be incorporated into the new framework. Please note that the existing framework will be in operation until June 2019.


ūü°Ü¬†Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS):¬†Ready for Applications & Mini Tenders

Property Preservation Works (DPS0004)
This DPS for Property Preservation Works is now live and incorporates damp proofing works. Please click here for further details.


ūü°Ü¬†Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS):¬†¬†Ready for Applications

Development Contractors (DPS0005)
Fellow procurement consortium Westworks has recently undertaken the re-procurement of their hugely successful Development Contractor Framework. Westworks¬†has procured this arrangement on behalf of the ‚ÄúCollaboration‚ÄĚ consortia partners namely; EEM, Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortium.
All EEM members automatically have access to this arrangement. Please contact info@eem.org.uk for more information.


ūü°Ü¬†Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS):¬†¬†Coming Soon

Locksmith Services, UPVC Repairs and Glazing Works (DPS0003)
Member consultation stage.
If you would like to be involved in the creation of this framework to ensure it meets your requirements please email brogan@eem.org.uk

 

 

 

£170,000 of Community Donations handed out to EEM members

September 20th, 2018 by

We are proud to announce that we are in the final stages of distributing £170,000 to 80 EEM members via our Community Donation scheme.

This include 33 members who are receiving a donation for the first time which means that we have nearly doubled the number of organisations in receipt of a donation compared with last year.

As a not-for profit organisation, we choose to distribute our operating surplus via this scheme to directly benefit the communities our members serve with donations ranging from £120 right up to £21,658.

 

Over the last 5 years we have distributed £627,941 via our Community Donation scheme as well as a further £91,500 raised for charities through fundraising at our annual Building Communities Awards.

 

The distribution of our community donations formed a large part of our submission for the Community Impact award at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards in September 2018 which we were extremely proud to have won. Click here to read more and watch our reaction video.

Community donations are calculated based upon the income received for that member. The donations are strictly for the use of supporting the communities members serve and not to support budgets or work that the member should be doing as a right. We had some fantastic examples of where last years donations were spent and have already received updates from members on their intentions for this year’s money. We love hearing about who has benefited so please get in touch if you are receipt of a donation.

Click here to see if your organisation has received a donation this year.

 


 

EEM Donation helps to support people living with dementia

On 15 September 2018, NCHA invited EEM to the opening of a fantastic new facility at Holmfield Day Centre, a purpose-built day centre dedicated to supporting people living with dementia and their families.

The NCHA Community Donation of ¬£2,732 contributed towards their ‚Äėreminiscence village‚Äô which has been designed to provide a passage back in time, to a place that will be easily recognised by those living with dementia. Our Events & Communication Officer (Sophia Cox) attended the open day to represent EEM and we were really pleased to be presented with a certificate in recognition of our contribution.

Sophia said ‚ÄúIt was an absolute pleasure to attend the opening of the reminiscence village. When I was there I spoke to users of the facility who regularly travel over an hour to the Day Centre as they just don’t have anything nearby to them¬†which provides a full day out in a safe and fun environment for their parent who lives with dementia.¬†There was a great atmosphere at the opening and everyone involved should be very proud of what they have achieved.‚ÄĚ

The reminiscence village is a collaboration between Holmfield Day Centre and neighbouring George Hythe House Care Home, both owned by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA). Click here to read more.

For more examples of how EEM Community Donations have been spent please click here.

Pictured below: The opening of the¬†‚Äėreminiscence village‚Äô where NCHA chose to spend their Community Donation of ¬£2,732

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Entries now accepted for Building Communities Awards

September 20th, 2018 by

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We are excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 5th annual Building Communities Awards

The Building Communities Awards are hosted by EEM Ltd to recognise the professionalism, excellence and innovation sitting at the heart of the region’s construction and housing community.

The BC Awards 2019 is moving to a new venue – the Athena in Leicester – and is set to be the biggest and best EEM event to date.
BRAND NEW CATEGORIES
The BC Awards 2019 sees the introduction of several new categories.

Please click here for an overview of the key points that entrants should cover.

‚Ėł Housing Provider of the Year
‚Ėł Tenant Participation
‚Ėł Employee Development
‚Ėł Apprentice of the Year¬†
‚Ėł Community Impact¬†
‚Ėł Social Housing New Build¬†
‚Ėł Environmental Responsibility
‚Ėł Collaborative Working¬†
‚Ėł Project of the Year¬†
‚Ėł Distributor of the Year
‚Ėł Innovative Product
‚Ėł Contractor of the Year¬†

 

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Entries accepted: Now!
Entry deadline: 10pm on Friday 9th November 2018
Shortlist announced: Monday 17th December 2018
Ceremony: Friday 15th February 2019, Athena in Leicester

The awards are free to enter and are open to the entire public sector housing and construction industry, not just the EEM membership and supply chain.

 

TICKETS
Tickets are priced at £65+VAT each and tables seat up to 10 guests. Please email sophia@eem.org.uk to reserve your seats. The ticket price includes a drinks reception, the awards ceremony, charity auction and raffle and evening entertainment followed by a cashless casino.

 

SPONSORSHIP
We are delighted to announce our headline sponsor for 2019 is J Tomlinson.

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Other sponsors confirmed so far are:

Baydale Control SystemsEuropean Asbestos ServicesMarlowe Fire & Security
FortemGraftonSustainable Building Services
Avonside Group ServicesDodd GroupMatthews & Tannert
 T&S Heating Hodgson Sayers Fortem
 Robert Woodhead Rixonway 
   

There are still a limited amount of sponsorship opportunities available ranging from £1,000 to £1,500. Please email sophia@eem.org.uk if you would like to find out what is still available.

 

CHARITY FUNDRAISING: DONATIONS OF PRIZES URGENTLY NEEDED
We’re proud that all running surplus from the Building Communities Awards along with the fundraising efforts from the auctions and raffles are presented to charity at the end of the evening.

If you are able to donate a raffle or auction prize, please email sophia@eem.org.uk.

Examples of previous donations can be viewed here.

After putting it out to vote to the EEM membership, two charities have been selected to support at the #BCAwards19

Rhubarb Farm: An horticultural-based environmental social enterprise, based in Langwith, on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, providing a service to the unemployed, recovering drug and alcohol misusers, ex-offenders, young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), excluded school students, people with learning disabilities, people with mental and physical ill health, ex service personnel, and people with dementia. Rhubarb Farm use the therapeutic organic horticulture model for developing skills, confidence and employability, and for improving health and well-being.

Prostate Cancer UK: Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition Рto stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, Protate Cancer UK hope to stop prostate cancer being a killer.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to all 2019 entrants!

 

For more information about any of the above, contact sophia@eem.org.uk

EEM Showcase: Wed 10 October 2018, Nottingham

September 20th, 2018 by

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All public sector organisations are invited to the EEM Showcase which is an exhibition providing a relaxed and friendly opportunity to network with around 80 of the contractors, manufacturers and suppliers available to utilise compliantly through EEM frameworks.

 
Date               Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time               Doors open between 9am to 4pm
Venue            Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2PX
Lunch            Complimentary buffet lunch and refreshments provided
Admission   Free entry for all public sector organisations.
                         Register for free at www.eemshowcase2018.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

FREE Seminar: Social Housing Green Paper  What it means for Asset Management

Delivered by legal experts Trowers & Hamlins LLP, this 45 minute seminar will take place at 10:30am and will be repeated at 1pm. The government has promised that proposed reforms of social housing will ‚Äúre-balance‚ÄĚ tenant-landlord relationships and pave the way for stronger communities. Discover the impact this will have on asset management.

 

Register for free at www.eemshowcase2018.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

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EEM announced as winner of Community Impact Award

September 10th, 2018 by

EEM Ltd has been announced as the winner of the Community Impact award at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards 2018.

The Derbyshire Business Awards are an opportunity for businesses to come together and celebrate the success happening in the county.  The black tie event took place at Pride Park Stadium in Derby on Friday 7th September 2018 and was well attended by many local businesses.

For each category, five finalists were chosen by a diverse group of experienced judges, all from local businesses, and from that group of finalists, from which one entry was selected as the overall winner.

In the submission, EEM explained how:

  • Our not-for-profit model allows for all operating surplus to be given away to members in the form of Community Donations with ¬£528,000 given away through this scheme so far. Read about how these donations have been spent here.
  • EEM¬†has established the Building Communities Awards which recognises achievements within the housing and construction industry. All running cost surplus and fundraising that takes place at event is donated to a nominated charity. In the last few years we are proud to have raised¬†¬£91,500 for a range of charities.
  • We have shown social responsibility by employing 3 apprentices through the East Midlands Chamber, taking the total number of staff to 11. One of these placements has led to a permanent position and the other 2 are also likely to be given the opportunity for a further career within the business.
  • We provide opportunities for smaller, local contractors by splitting many of our frameworks into regional lots.
  • We understand smaller businesses may not have the capacity to undertake repetitive and lengthy applications every time they want to apply for one of our tenders so we have established a system where they can store the details we require so they only have to do certain parts of the application once.
  • Several successful partnerships set up by EEM between housing providers and contractors have led to added values initiatives such as a street clean ups and charity walks.
  • The EEM model enables all our members to raise the standards of social housing as they have access to some of the lowest rates in the country for repairs and maintenance materials and services.
  • Our model means that our smallest member, a charity with only 150 properties, has access to the same material and service prices as our largest member with over 65,000 properties; something they would never be able to achieve alone. These savings mean that our smaller members, particularly charities, can focus their savings on extra initiatives to support their tenants‚Äô needs.

We are delighted to have been selected as the winner of the Community Impact award and we look forward to many more years of having a positive impact on the communities that our members serve.

Click here to watch our reaction to winning!

 

Our very own Brogan Bullimore was also announced as a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year category. 

We put Brogan forward for the Apprentice of the Year 2018 because she’s exceeded the supportive role expected of her and 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.

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.

 

For more information on the Derbyshire Business Awards, please visit their website here.

 

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Leeds City Council

September 4th, 2018 by
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Leeds City Council is dedicated to providing housing of the right quality, type, tenure and affordability in the right places, minimising homelessness through a greater focus on prevention and providing the right housing options to support older and vulnerable residents to remain active and independent.

www.leeds.gov.uk

DeMontfort University

August 31st, 2018 by
De Montfort

DeMontfort University are a scholarly community committed to the public good and underpinned by an unrivalled ability to challenge convention and create impact.

www.dmu.ac.uk

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

August 30th, 2018 by
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Kettering General Hospital aims to provide high-quality care to individuals, communities and the population they serve.

www.kgh.nhs.uk

Thirteen Group

August 23rd, 2018 by
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Thirteen Group’s reason for being is to provide good quality homes and support for those in housing need. They provide support for anyone who needs a little help: help to get on the housing ladder, help to pay the rent, help to keep their home in good repair.

Thirteen Group’s care and support services offer help for vulnerable people facing a range of challenges. They offer a range of housing support services including money advice, extra care schemes to help people live independently for longer, adaptations to homes, help with anti-social behaviour and more.

www.thirteengroup.co.uk

Stonewater

August 17th, 2018 by
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Stonewater is a social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality affordable homes to people who need them most. They manage around 31,500 homes in England for over 65,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges.

www.stonewaterhomes.co.uk

Rugby Borough Council

August 17th, 2018 by
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The¬†Borough of Rugby¬†is a¬†local government district¬†with¬†borough¬†status in eastern¬†Warwickshire,¬†England.¬†The council’s aims are to;

  • Provide excellent, value for money services and sustainable growth
  • Achieve financial self-sufficiency by 2020
  • Enable their residents to live healthy, independent lives

www.rugby.gov.uk

Redditch Borough Council

August 3rd, 2018 by
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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.

www.redditchbc.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Police

August 3rd, 2018 by
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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.

www.lincs.police.uk

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:

‚Äď General maintenance for property improvement works
‚Äď Kitchen & bathroom installations
‚Äď Water treatment works
‚Äď Drainage works
‚Äď 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


Agenda
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
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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.

www.beckfoottrust.org

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.

‚ÄúI‚Äôm 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.‚ÄĚ

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: ‚ÄúI 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‚Äôs adventures over the past 72 years, it excites me even more to look ahead to the future of this business.‚ÄĚ

Teresa Westwood will direct the implementation of Woodhead‚Äôs strategies through a robust business plan, ensuring their efficient delivery and successful outcomes. She added: ‚ÄúWe 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.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúWe 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.‚ÄĚ

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

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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

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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¬†has recently undertaken the re-procurement of their hugely successful Development Contractor Framework. Westworks¬†has procured this arrangement on behalf of the ‚ÄúCollaboration‚ÄĚ consortia partners namely; EEM, Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortium.

This means that all EEM members 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 is running 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 ‚Äúapproved list‚ÄĚ. In practice this means that there is¬†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 is largely unchanged in so much that there¬†is an ITT stage for any call-offs that¬†are project specific and require pricing etc. at that stage rather than at the ‚ÄúOJEU‚ÄĚ 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 also have the opportunity to decline mini-comps.


The DPS covers 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:  Click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rushmoor Borough Council

July 3rd, 2018 by
rushmoor

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

www.rushmoor.gov.uk

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


 

Advance

June 19th, 2018 by
Advance

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.

www.advanceuk.org

Peabody

June 19th, 2018 by
Peabody

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.

www.peabody.org.uk

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.

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

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.

leics.police.uk

 

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