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We are recruiting!

August 18th, 2017 by

To enable us to continue to support to our growing membership, we are recruiting for the following roles:


Data Officer Apprentice:   Click here for application details

A great opportunity to join EEM Ltd in Annesley, Nottingham. Supporting the Data Manager in all aspects of data management, extraction to analyse and produce reports.  This is a varied and interesting role for a keen and ambitious apprentice.  You will be working as part of a supportive and friendly team and your main responsibilities will include duties such as:

  • To support the Data Manager in all aspects of data management, extraction, to analyse, produce reports;
  • To support the business and its membership in the provision of a cost efficient and effective benchmarking service;
  • To monitor the levels of access to the online Pricebook and to identify possible breaches of members;
  • To support the Data Manager in preparation work and in meetings with manufacturers, contractors, suppliers and distributors to ensure and verify that all rates held within the online quotations system are current;
  • To attend events and or meetings as necessary being a representative of the company;

Weekly wage £203.50

37 hours per week – Flexitime

A full Job Description is available upon request.


x2 Procurement Officers:   Click here for application details

Due to increasing demand for our services we are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Officer to join our team based in Annesley, Nottingham. You will be in charge of creating and issuing OJEU compliant tenders for goods, works and services preferably in the construction industry. Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector is essential. Immediate start available.


-Experience of undertaking procurement activity through the EU

-Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector

-Positive/proactive attitude and experience of working in a team

You will be expected to create tender documents to refresh to meet current legislation and use an e-procurement portal that the company manages to secure contractors or suppliers that offer best value.

You will form part of a team and therefore will not be the sole procurement professional.

Immediate start available.

37 hours per week – Flexitime

Salary: £23,398

A full Job Description is available upon request.








Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

August 15th, 2017 by

Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status, in northern Warwickshire, England, consisting of the densely populated towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the village of Bulkington and the green belt land in between.


New framework: Internal & External Wall Insulation

August 15th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for External and Internal Wall Insulation, Render Systems and Associated Works has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready for use.

For further details please click here.









BC Awards 2018 – Announcements

August 15th, 2017 by

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The annual Building Communities Awards are hosted by EEM Ltd to celebrate achievements in the housing and construction industry. The black tie event is attended by almost 400 professionals and over the last 3 years an impressive £58,500 has been raised for charity.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We have limited sponsorship opportunities which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The generous sponsors enable us to host this event and raise money for charities who need our support. Please click here for details.


New categories for 2018

Please see below the brand new Building Communities Awards categories:

Collaborative Working Award
Community & Social Value Award  *NEW*
Team of the Year Award
Health & Safety Award
Tenant of the Year Award
Training Award
Board Member of the Year Award  *NEW* 
(See notes)
Apprentice of the Year Award
Project of the Year Award
Social Housing New Build Award  *NEW*  
Contractor of the Year Award
Registered Social Housing Provider Award  *NEW*  
(See notes) 


Notes: These 2 categories are only open to EEM Members.


More information will be coming soon and we will be accepting entries from Thursday 14th September 2017. The closing date will be Monday 20th November 2017 and the ceremony will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Friday 16th February 2018.

For more information contact EEM Events Officer  sophia@eem.org.uk









Catalyst Housing Association

August 9th, 2017 by
Catalyst Housing

Catalyst Housing Association provide more than 21,000 homes in London and the South East, through a wide range of rental and homeownership opportunities.


Durham University

August 8th, 2017 by
Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England with a second campus in Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837.


Riverside Group

August 8th, 2017 by

Based in Liverpool, Riverside are proud to be one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances.


Latest EEM Members

August 2nd, 2017 by

The total EEM membership currently stands at 98 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

The most recent members include:

  • Your Homes Newcastle   (Jan 2017)
  • Great Places Housing Group   (Jan 2017)
  • Methodist Homes   (Mar 2017)
  • Brunts Charity   (Mar 2017)
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council   (Mar 2017)
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust   (Mar 2017)
  • Hanover Housing Association   (Mar 2017)
  • Housing Plus Group   (Apr 2017)
  • The Homeless Foundation   (Apr 2017)
  • South East Consortium   (Apr 2017)
  • Newport City Homes   (May 2017)
  • Trivallis   (Jun 2017)
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council   (Jun 2017)
  • Orbit Group   (Jun 2017)
  • Guinness Partnership  (Jul 2017)
  • Northamptonshire Police   (Jul 2017)
  • Linkage   (Jul 2017)
  • Oadby and Wigson Borough Council   (Aug 2017)
  • Riverside  (Aug 2017)
  • Durham University   (Aug 2017)
  • Catalyst Housing   (Aug 2017)

Click here to view the full list of EEM members.

If you are a public sector organisation interested in benefiting from free EEM membership, please email info@eem.org.uk or call 01623 729945 to find out more.










Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

August 1st, 2017 by
Oadby and wigston

Oadby and Wigston is a local government district and borough in the English county of Leicestershire.


Job Vacancy: Procurement Officer

July 21st, 2017 by

Exciting opportunity to join the EEM team

Due to increasing demand for our services we are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Officer to join our team based in Annesley, Nottingham.

You will be in charge of creating and issuing OJEU compliant tenders for goods, works and services preferably in the construction industry. Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector is essential.


  • Experience of undertaking procurement activity through the EU
  • Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector
  • Positive/proactive attitude and experience of working in a team

You will be expected to create tender documents to refresh to meet current legislation and use an e-procurement portal that the company manages to secure contractors or suppliers that offer best value.

You will form part of a team and therefore will not be the sole procurement professional.

This vacancy is initially a three month temporary contract leading to permanent for the right candidate.

Immediate start available.

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Flexitime
Salary: £23,398

To apply please see www.essentialrecruitment.co.uk/vacancies/ma-procurement-officer-annesley




Building the B@Home Partnership

July 20th, 2017 by

Procurement & Construction Case Law Seminar

July 19th, 2017 by

On Tuesday 18th July EEM hosted 60 individuals from within public sector members to receive a free of charge Procurement and Construction Case Law seminar from international law experts Trowers & Hamlins LLP. 

The seminar was run in the morning and then repeated in the afternoon due to the high number of attendees. Interesting and relevant examples of recent procurement and construction related UK legal cases were reviewed followed by an opportunity to ask an experienced law professional questions.

We have taken on board the feedback so these sessions will be run twice annually January and July.

Other feedback included:
“Brilliant service and organisation. Always helpful and knowledgeable staff”
“Good venue, good presentation”
“It was an interesting and informative workshop.”
“I thought the event was excellent, well presented and informative, the finger buffet was excellent. A valuable and worthwhile morning many thanks to EEM. What a superb location”
“A useful and enjoyable session”


Trowers Hamlin







EEM Showcase – Register today

July 10th, 2017 by

All public sector organisations are invited to the annual EEM Supply Chain Showcase.

The Showcase is an exhibition style event providing a relaxed and friendly opportunity  to network with almost 100 of the contractors, manufacturers and suppliers available to utilise compliantly through EEM frameworks.

For more information and to register your attendance, please visit www.eemshowcase2017.eventbrite.co.uk.


Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2PX

Open Hours
9am to 4pm (extended hours this year)

Complimentry buffet lunch and refreshments provided.

Free entry for all public sector organisations


Exhibitors confirmed: (more to be announced soon)

  • ADEY Professional Heating Solutions
  • Aico Ltd
  • AKW Ltd
  • Arco Limited
  • Arden Winch
  • ASD Lighting
  • Avonside Roofing
  • Bamford Doors
  • Baxi Heating UK
  • BM3 Architecture
  • Canopies UK
  • Cawarden Co
  • City Electrical Factors Ltd (CEF)
  • Crystal Clear Window Works
  • CTD (Ceramic Tile Distributors)
  • Deva (Methven)
  • DMW Environmental Safety
  • Dodd Group
  • Edmundson Electrical
  • EnviroVent
  • European Asbestos Services
  • Farrendale Ltd
  • Fernox
  • Fortem
  • GPS Document Management
  • H2O Nationwide
  • Ideal Boilers
  • Impart Links
  • J Tomlinson
  • J Wright Roofing
  • JWL Architectural Ironmongers
  • Kartar Consulting
  • Keepmoat
  • Kier
  • Lakehouse Group (Sure Group, K&T, Aaron Services)
  • Latcham Direct Ltd
  • Lift & Engineering Services – LES
  • Lindum Group
  • Matthews & Tannert
  • Metro Group
  • Nationwide Windows
  • Orbis Protect Limited
  • Phoenix Compliancy Management (PCM)
  • PPG Architectural Coatings
  • PTS
  • RAUK Scaffolding
  • Redring Xpelair Group
  • Rhodar
  • Rixonway Kitchens
  • Robert Pochin Ltd
  • Robert Woodhead Construction
  • Roper Rhodes
  • Sashless Window Co.
  • Sentinel Performance Solutions
  • SCCI Alphatrack Ltd
  • Shacklocks Plumbing & Heating
  • Siemens plc
  • Smith Bros. (Caer Conan) Wholesale
  • SPS Doorguard Limited
  • Swish
  • T&S Heating
  • T.A.D Architects
  • Tarkett Flooring
  • Total Integrated Solutions (TIS)
  • Trentside Fixings Ltd
  • Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  • TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman
  • Twyford bathrooms (part of Geberit)
  • United Living
  • Vaillant
  • Ventro Group
  • Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
  • VPS UK
  • Worcester Bosch



To avoid traffic and parking issues, the easiest way to attend the event is to use the tram. The tram passes right outside Trent Vineyard Conference Centre with the nearest stop on Gregory Street, only a couple of minutes walk from the front door.

When purchasing your tram ticket, be sure to select Event Ticket as your ticket type which will cost only £2 return and have your EEM Showcase ticket available to show the conductor on board.

Show your tram ticket on arrival at the EEM Showcase and you will be reimbursed £2 in cash.

There is also limited parking on site, please car share where possible.

For more information and to register your attendance, please visit www.eemshowcase2017.eventbrite.co.uk.



July 10th, 2017 by

Linkage is a registered charity which provides a high standard of care, specialist further education and employment services to enable people with learning disabilities to realise their full potential.

Linkage was established in 1976 and owes its origins to the recognition that, for many people with varying degrees of learning difficulty, there is a shortage of appropriate support  for them to lead creative and purposeful lives in the community.


Building the B@Home Partnership

July 10th, 2017 by

B@Home is a partnership procured via EEM between Woodhead Group and Bolsover District Council which aims to deliver over 100 high quality, energy efficient homes over a four year period. The purpose is to “build aspirations and raise standards together.”

Click here to see how the partnership is gathering pace.








Northamptonshire Police

July 3rd, 2017 by

The Northamptonshire Police is a territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England, in the United Kingdom

Website: www.northants.police.uk

Guinness Partnership

July 3rd, 2017 by
Guinness Partnership

Guinness Partnership is one of England’s largest affordable housing and care providers managing 65,000 homes for more than 135,000 customers.

Website: www.guinnesspartnership.com

Sprinkler Systems

June 27th, 2017 by

Following the tragic events at Grenfell tower in London, EEM has received a number of requests from members for a sprinkler framework. 

Whilst EEM does not have a framework in place at this time, one of the next tenders to be advertised is for fire alarm maintenance which includes sprinkler maintenance, therefore our proposal is to add a ‘Lot’ for the installation of sprinklers covering retrofit and new build.

To create the best possible specification, EEM Chief Executive Pete Smith has asked Dave Coss from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue to provide support and be part of the team. Dave was the link between EEM and the University of Dundee for the research and development of a new smoke alarm that will wake children following the fire in Derby that killed six children.

As EEM has 91 members spread across the UK of varying sizes and property portfolios, the help and support of members is really needed to create a robust specification that forms the best possible foundation to meet all members requirements regardless of size. 

The help EEM is looking for is in the form of any sprinkler specifications members may already have, so the procurement team aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel as this exercise needs to be completed efficiently and timely. EEM proposes to work with specifications that have already been tested then create a working group to enhance or improve where necessary. EEM want to ensure that members have a choice between systems such as water mist fire protection and sprinklers.

Support will be required once the specifications have been received and all the requirements have been identified. EEM propose to hold a workshop with members and expert advisers (such as the Fire Authorities) so as one, the best specification available can be produced with credibility and most importantly ‘buy in’ from the Fire Authorities.

If you are able to assist, please send any sprinkler system specification you may have to pete@eem.org.uk and advise if you would like to have a representative on the working group when this is formed.


Orbit Group

June 26th, 2017 by

One of the largest housing organisations in the county, Orbit Group provides more than 38,000 high-quality homes in the Midlands, South East and East of England.

Website: www.orbit.org.uk

Tender and Framework News

June 20th, 2017 by

(Last updated 18th August 2017)

Frameworks recently awarded and ready to use:


EEM0066:    Vinyl & Wet Room Flooring Works : Click here for details
EEM0044:    External Environmental Improvement Works : Click here for details
EEM0046:    External and Internal Wall Insulation, Render Systems and Associated Works Click here for details


Frameworks under renewal (previous frameworks may still be available):


EEM0037:    Door Entry & CCTV Systems : Click here for details  (Tender closed and in evaluation – Due to go live Sep 2017)
EEM0068:    Supply and Distribution of Materials : Due to go live Oct 2017  (Out to tender – Closing date 30th Aug 2017)
EEM0041:    Passenger Lift Installation : Click here for details (Due to go live Oct 2017)
EEM0067:    Fire & Intruder Alarms & Fire Protection Equipment (inc. sprinklers) : Click here for details (Due to go live Oct/Nov 2017) (Click here for the PIN notice)
EEM0029:    Adaptations : Documents in preparation – (Click here for the PIN notice)


Frameworks coming soon:


EEM0064:    Passive Fire Protection & Fire Risk Assessment 
EEM0068:    Manufacture of Off-Site Homes (via a DPS)


If you would like to be involved in establishing and evaluating any of the above framework specifications to ensure they meet your needs, please email info@eem.org.uk or call 01623 729945.





Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

June 20th, 2017 by

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council was created in 1974 to administer the newly formed Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, in the West Midlands county of England.

Website: www.sandwell.gov.uk


June 19th, 2017 by

Trivallis is one of Wales’ largest registered social landlords providing homes for thousands of families in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Website: www.trivallis.co.uk

EEM Newsletter – June 2017

June 14th, 2017 by

Please click here to view the June 2017 newsletter.

Catch up with all the latest news including:

  • The Latest EEM Members
  • Framework and Tender News
  • EEM Member Survey Results
  • Community Donation Updates
  • Free Training and Development Events

Want to find out more about EEM?
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