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Lewisham Homes

May 16th, 2018 by
Lewisham

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.

www.lewishamhomes.org.uk

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
Dacorum

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

www.dacorum.gov.uk

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.

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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.”

 

 


 

Case Study: Kitchen Upgrades

May 9th, 2018 by

Kitchen Upgrades at the Patchills Centre

Client Brunts Charity
Contractor  Matthews & Tannert
Manufacturer  Rixonway Kitchens
Framework   EEM0057 – Kitchen and Bathroom Installations
Contract   JCT Measured Term 2016
Programme  Sep-Dec 2017 – 12 weeks
Value   £102,500


 

Introduction
The Patchills Centre is owned and managed by Brunts Charity and provides sheltered accomodation to the elderly in the form of 158 properties (25 flats and 133 bungalows).
It benefits from a large community centre from where site wardens are based that runs fitness classes, bingo and a lunch club.
The 17 year old kitchens within the flats were in desperate need of an upgrade.


Procurement
Brunts Charity approached EEM to assist with the procurement of a contractor to undertake these works. Matthews & Tannert were selected from the EEM framework for the installation of kitchens and bathrooms due to their locality and the suitability of works.
Rixonway Kitchens were selected to provide the units due to them being EEM’s compliantly procured manufacturer.


The Project
A total of 23 flats and a bungalow required kitchen upgrades within The Patchills complex.

Works Undertaken

Preparation
The kitchens were emptied of white goods and cooking appliances and re-connected elsewhere for use where possible. All existing kitchen units, worktops, sink, tiling and other wall coverings, flooring, skirting boards were stripped out. Walls received new plaster skim and new curtain battens were fitted.

Kitchen Installation
Rixonway kitchen units (Trieste Range) were installed (up to 8 units per kitchen) with soft close drawers. New kitchen work tops and supports were installed to pre-determined specifications. New sinks were installed as well as uPVC window cill board and new cooker restraint chains.

Floor Covering & Decoration
New vinyl flooring was fitted, as selected from the range by the tenant. Walls, ceilings & woodwork were decorated with two coats of emulsion paint, as selected by the tenant.

Electric Wiring

The kitchens were re-wired and tested upon completion with certificates issued.


Challenges

The flats were occupied by elderly tenants who required minimal disruption.
Communication was key, so all tenants were briefed in advance so they knew what to expect.
As the flats are occupied, white goods and other items were re-connected in the living rooms and other locations so they could still be utilised. Tenants were also able to access the communal kitchen area.
A quick turnaround was required to minimise disruption so a timeline of 7-10 days per 4-6 kitchens was established. Although there was a slight delay in some of the materials being delivered, Matthews & Tannert managed to work around the issues and still complete the project on time.
A co-ordination schedule was set up to allow skimmers, plasterers, electricians, kitchen fitters, tilers, flooring fitters and decorators to complete their works as efficiently as possible.
Certains works were sub-contracted so quality control needed to be closely monitored. Brunts Charity were pleased to see any issues were addressed and corrected promptly by Matthews & Tannert.


 

Results

The kitchens were successfully completed within the timeframe, before the busy Christmas period.
Brunts Charity consider this to be an investment into the well-being of the residents as well as the infrastructure of the complex. They recognise the positive impact these works have had on the morale and social well being of the tenants.
Brunts had not previously worked with Matthews & Tannert but following this successful project, more works have been awarded to the local contractor.


 

Feedback

“With a considerable investment, Brunts charity completely upgraded 23 flat kitchens and 1 bungalow taking into account the specific needs of our elderly resident, who were living on-site during renovation. It was imperative that the Patchills site project could bring together successful stakeholder engagement in order to achieve successful outcomes within a tight time-frame of three months.
“EEM Project Officer, Louisa Payne, ensured we were linked into a professional network of contractors and suppliers and the outcome was a project delivered to our complete satisfaction, with all expectations met.”
Paul Williams – Operations Manager, Brunts Charity

“Further to the pre start meeting with Brunts and Matthews & Tannert (M&T) Rixonway commenced and completed all surveys within 26 days.  M&T placed their call off order and deliveries were made on time throughout November/December.   The work  went very  well,  and  working  with  Matthews & Tannert ensured that the programme not only met but exceeded both the clients and residents expectations.
“Following the completion of the flats, as a demonstration of our support to the communities that we work within, Rixonway donated a kitchen to the communal area. The Trieste mid gloss kitchen with beech worktops and tapered D handles reflected the residents own kitchens.”
Kath Almond – Sales Development Manager, Rixonway Kitchens


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Ideal Boiler prices held for EEM Members for 2018

May 9th, 2018 by

We have some good news from Ideal Boilers to share:

 

Prices Held via EEM for 2018

Ideal Boilers are delighted to announce a price freeze on our products in 2018 for the 120+ EEM members.

Our award winning products like the Logic range are available in combi, system and heat variations with a wide range of outputs, compact cupboard fit, easy to see pressure gauge and low lift weight backed by flexible warranty options. We believe in maximising the opportunity for clients to use our products in the field joining the 2,000,000 already installed in the UK.

 


 

The Ideal Touch RF Thermostat – Boiler Plus Ready

The Ideal Touch RF Thermostat is designed with both end users and installers in mind.

Developed at Ideal Boilers’ R&D Centre of Excellence and Innovation, Touch is easy to install and simple to use making it the perfect choice for installers and end users.

Touch can be installed in under 5 minutes via a ‘click and connect’ method. Installers simply click the transceiver into the boiler and the control automatically pairs. No hardwiring is required meaning that no electrician is needed- Touch can be fitted as part of a new heating system by the installer.

A fully interactive colour touch screen means that heating programmes can be quickly and easily set, including holiday schedules. Ease of use means improved control over heating and therefore improved efficiency and regulated gas bills.

With the incoming Boiler Plus standards, installing a Touch with an Ideal Boiler will satisfy the new regulation due to it’s load compensation features.

Retrofit options are also available.

 

 


 

Contractor Connect

Ideal Boilers make life simple for our Social Housing partners by offering a feature filled, easy to use online portal which allows the user to manage their boiler stock.

Contractor Connect saves time and money by allowing the user to register their boiler installations for warranty and notify Gas Safe for free in one step.

The detailed history database means previous registration details can be to hand wherever and whenever they are needed; the portal also supports water sample testing.

 


 

Upcoming EEM Events

May 4th, 2018 by

HeatRHight / Northstar Solar Seminar
Organised by PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies
How to access funding for heat pumps and solar PV
Date Thursday 17th May 2018 and repeated  Friday 18th May 2018
Time 10am to 2:30pm
Location EEM Office (DE55 2DS)
Who?  This event is aimed at anyone within public sector organisations who is connected with fuel poverty with tenants.
For more details www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk


CSR Summit breakfast meeting
Organised by Groundworks Greater Nottingham
Breakfast meeting focusing on supporting people into education, employment and/or employment training.
Date Tuesday 5th June 2018
Time 7:30am to 9:30am
Location Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
Who? Contractors wishing to boost their social value input
More details coming soon
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New legislation: Boiler Plus
Organised by Honeywell Controls
Explore the new Boiler Plus legislation and see the full range of Boiler Plus compliant Honeywell products to ensure easy compliancy. 
Wednesday 6th June
www.boilerplus.eventbrite.co.uk
Waiting to get name of event and whether to invite contractors
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CIH Breakfast meeting – Woodhead, Bassetlaw & EEM
Wednesday 27th June
www.generationhomes.eventbrite.co.uk
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Aico – Presentation, New Product Launch and training
Wednesday 4th July
www.aico.eventbrite.co.uk
Waiting for more detailed description
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Trowers Procurement and Construction Law update
Wednesday 18th July
www.procurementupdate.eventbrite.co.uk
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Mira Factory Tour
Tuesday 24th July (TBC)
www.kohlermira.eventbrite.co.uk
Waiting for date to be confirmed

Latcham Open Day
Wednesday 12th September
www.latcham.eventbrite.co.uk
Waiting for a few more details
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Summer Holidays
16 Jul – 5 Sept
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EEM Showcase
Wed 10 October 2018
9:00 – 16:00
www.eemshowcase2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Building Communities Awards 2019
Friday 15th February 2019

Flooring training for our data team

May 2nd, 2018 by

On March 15th our data team attended The Big Show organised by Alvin Morris where they were given the opportunity to take part in some practical training.

Alvin Morris is a distributor which is able to provide Tarkett flooring which is the EEM appointed flooring manufacturer. Tarkett flooring rates are available to EEM members, just email rowena@eem.org.uk

 

Senior Data Analyst, Rowena Jones, is pictured below and said “It was a hands on experience where I joined two pieces of flooring together to make a robust and waterproof seal.  First I used a tool to groove the seam between the two bits of flooring to be joined, then inserted the weld rod into the welding gun and with a steady pace & pressure applied the weld rod along the groove.  The final step was to trim the excess weld with a blade (special tool) to leave a flat seamless join!”

 

Understanding how flooring is laid and the differences between brands helps the data team to support EEM members with their flooring requirements.

 

Rowena at the big show

EEM welcomes new team members

May 2nd, 2018 by

To ensure consistent support to the rapidly expanding membership, the EEM team has grown and we have seen some changes of job titles as careers within the company progress.

We would like to welcome the latest members of the EEM team:

Kulraj Singh Johal   Data Administration Apprentice
“I joined the team in January 2018 when I embarked upon an apprenticeship programme through the East Midlands Chamber. I am now a Data Administration Apprentice working alongside Senior Data Analyst, Rowena Jones, undertaking benchmarking activities and spend reports for EEM members.”

Alex Branson Procurement Officer
“I was elated to become a member of the EEM team on 5th March 2018 as Procurement Officer, where I will be responsible for undertaking mini competitions and establishing frameworks that our members can procure from, ensuring they achieve best value and greater efficiencies. My background is a mix of procurement, finance and data analysis so I am confident that my experience and skill set will aid me in my new and rewarding role and future career with such a professional and dedicated team.”

Roxy Kern Projects and Procurement Apprentice
“I joined EEM in April 2018 and I am honoured and thrilled to be part of such a focused, hardworking and driven team. I have an extensive background in customer service and I am really looking forward to using these skills in my role as Projects and Procurement Apprentice.”

Rowena Jones has been promoted to Senior Data Analyst

Brogan Bullimore has completed her apprenticeship and become a permanent member of the EEM team as a Procurement Administrator.

 

To see photos of the EEM team and more about them please visit www.eem.org.uk/meet-the-team

 

 

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Harrow Council

May 2nd, 2018 by
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Harrow Council are ambitious as an organisation and ambitious for the London Borough of Harrow. The council’s top three priorities are about meeting future challenges and building a thriving, modern and inclusive borough.

The three priorities in the plan are:

  • Build a Better Harrow
  • Be more business-like and business friendly
  • Protect the most vulnerable and support families.

www.harrow.gov.uk

Framework and Tender News

May 1st, 2018 by

 

Frameworks recently awarded

Passenger Lift Installation, Modernisation and Refurbishment Works (EEM0041)
This framework went live in January 2018
Click here for details

Windows and Doors – Installation (EEM0014)
This framework went live in January 2018
Click here for details

Fire & Intruder Alarms (EEM0067)
This framework went live in April 2018
Click here for details

Aids & Adaptations Works (EEM0029)
This framework went live in April 2018
Click here for details

 

 


 

Frameworks out to tender

Damp Proofing and Associated Works (EEM0052)
Currently out to tender. Closing date 14th May 2pm.  Click here for the contract notice.
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This renewed framework will be available for use in July 2018.

Scaffolding – Supply including erecting and dismantling (EEM0051)
Currently out to tender. Closing date 4th June 2pm. Click here to view the contract notice.
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This renewed framework will be available for use in July 2018.

Stairlifts, Hoists and Disabled Access Equipment (EEM0050)
Currently out to tender. Closing date 11th June.  and will be usable in July 2018. Click here to view the PIN notice.
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.

 

Dynamic Procurement Systems (DPS) out to tender

Modular Homes (DPS0002)
This is now live for manufacturers to join and will be useable by EEM members from 25th Jun 2018
Click here for details

 


 

Frameworks coming soon

Supply of Electrical Materials
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This framework will be going out to tender in May and will be available for use in July 2018.

Single & Double Glazing (Supply & Install) (EEM0049)
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

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

 


 

Dynamic Purchasing System’s (DPS) coming soon

Passive Fire Protection (DPS0003)
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 going out to tender in May 2018 and will be usable in July 2018.


 

 

Free Seminar for EEM Members: Funding for heat pumps and solar PV

April 25th, 2018 by

HeatRHight and Northstar Solar


EEM’s appointed plumbing materials distributor, PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies), is providing this free-of-charge educational event to all EEM members. 

This event is aimed towards Chief Executives, Financial Directors, Renewable Managers, Asset Managers and anyone connected with fuel poverty with tenants.


The event is being held at the EEM offices and will run on Thursday 17th May 2018 and repeated on Friday 18th May 2018.

 

To register your attendance, please visit:

www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk

 


Each day will run as follows:


10:00am

Arrival – Refreshments

10:30am 
An introduction to procurement consortium EEM with Chief Executive, Pete Smith

10:45am

HeatRHIght
The HeatRHIght scheme helps Registered Providers obtain an up-front cash payment towards the purchase of heat pumps

  • Registered Providers of social housing trade their future seven years of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) earnings for a capital contribution today
  • Usually provides between 40% to 100% of install costs of retrofit heat pump projects.

11:45am 
Contractor / End user case study

12noon
Buffet Lunch (please email sophia@eem.org.uk with any special dietary requirements)

12:45pm 

North Star
The North Star proposition finances the installation and supply of a solar PV, battery, sensor and thermostat package. This solution helps Registered Providers and Housing Local Authorities by delivering energy savings and wider benefits for social tenants, whilst receiving a long term income stream, and providing an insight into how they can manage their property estate more effectively and efficiently.

Two options:

  • Financing of capital works via the assignment of FiT revenues and PayAsYouSave(PAYS) structure; or
  • Financing of capital works via the assignment of FiT revenues and a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement).

1:45pm
EEM Closing

2:00pm 
Q&As

2.30pm 
Finish


 

To register your attendance, please visit:

www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Any questions, please email sophia@eem.org.uk


 

Free seminars for EEM members and supply chain

April 24th, 2018 by

Organisations who are part of the EEM membership (public sector organisations) or supply chain are invited to join us for the below seminars.

Places are limited, so please register your attendance early using the links provided to avoid disappointment.


HeatRHight and Northstar Solar
How to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV

Hosted by
PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies)

Who’s invited?
EEM Members: This event is aimed towards Chief Executives, Financial Directors, Renewable Managers, Asset Managers and anyone connected with fuel poverty with tenants within public sector organisations.

Content
This seminar explains how to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV. Click here for the full agenda

Date, time and location
The event is being held at the EEM offices and will run from 10am to 2.30pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 and repeated at the same time on Friday 18th May 2018. 
EEM Ltd, Unit 3 Maisies Way, South Normanton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, De55 2DS

Registration and further details
www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk


 

HeatRHight and Northstar Solar
How to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV

Hosted by
PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies)

Who’s invited?
EEM Members: This event is aimed towards Chief Executives, Financial Directors, Renewable Managers, Asset Managers and anyone connected with fuel poverty with tenants within public sector organisations.

Content
This seminar explains how to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV. Click here for the full agenda

Date, time and location
The event is being held at the EEM offices and will run from 10am to 2.30pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 and repeated at the same time on Friday 18th May 2018. 
EEM Ltd, Unit 3 Maisies Way, South Normanton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, De55 2DS

Registration and further details
www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk

 


 

 

HeatRHight and Northstar Solar
How to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV

Hosted by
PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies)

Who’s invited?
EEM Members: This event is aimed towards Chief Executives, Financial Directors, Renewable Managers, Asset Managers and anyone connected with fuel poverty with tenants within public sector organisations.

Content
This seminar explains how to gain access to funding for Heat Pumps and Solar PV. Click here for the full agenda

Date, time and location
The event is being held at the EEM offices and will run from 10am to 2.30pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 and repeated at the same time on Friday 18th May 2018. 
EEM Ltd, Unit 3 Maisies Way, South Normanton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, De55 2DS

Registration and further details
www.heatpumps-solar-funding.eventbrite.co.uk

New Charter Building Company Ltd

April 10th, 2018 by
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New Charter Building Company Ltd is part of Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd, a new group of housing associations with more than 33,000 properties across the North West and East Midlands. The new organisation seeks to address the housing crisis by investing in a mix of quality homes across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, including properties for affordable rent, shared ownership, Rent to Buy, for sale and private rent.

www.newcharterbuildingcompany.co.uk

EEM present £33,000 cheque to Rainbows Children’s Hospice

March 27th, 2018 by

In February 2018, EEM hosted the 4th annual Building Communities Awards at the East Midlands Conference Centre where £33,000 was raised for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

On 21 March, members of EEM staff had the privilege of visiting Rainbows to take a tour of the facilities, meet some of the staff and handover the money raised.

Without the support of the EEM network in the form of sponsorship, ticket sales, the donation of auction lots and raffle prizes and additional cash donations we would not have been able to achieve such a wonderful donation for Rainbows. A huge thank you to our headline sponsor, Nationwide Windows & Doors.

David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows said “What an amazing achievement to cap a truly brilliant evening! EEM set a target of £30,000 but raised a staggering £33,000.
“On behalf of the children and families, as well as the staff of Rainbows, heartfelt thanks for a magnificent event and a wonderful example of unstinting support. Thank you”

If anyone has any suggestions for the EEM charity of the year 2019, please email sophia@eem.org.uk

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EEM Privacy Notice

March 22nd, 2018 by

EEM Privacy Notice

EEM (“we”) promise to respect any personal data that you share with us, or that we get from other organisations we work in partnership with and keep it safe.  We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything with it that you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

Our marketing communications include information about our existing & upcoming frameworks; events that we will be holding; and news about our ongoing work.  If you do not wish to receive these communications; or change your preferred channel(s) (e-mail, phone or post) then please contact sophia@eem.org.uk.

We take care and consideration when using your personal data to ensure that it is necessary and relevant.

This policy covers:

  • Where we collect information about you from
  • What personal data we collect and how we use it
  • How we keep your personal data safe and who has access to it
  • How your information is kept up to date
  • Your right to know what we know about you and make changes

 

Where we collect information about you from

We collect information in the following ways:

  • When you communicate with us directly
  • When you sign up for one of our events
  • Sometimes you may give this to an organisation working for us (Eventbrite) but we are always responsible for your data.
  • From information available publicly – such as LinkedIn; other social media sites where settings have given permission for information to be available; Companies House or information that has been published in articles / newspapers.

 

What personal data we collect and how we use it

We will usually collect the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your contact details (e-mail Postal Address)
  • Your job title

We will usually use this to:

  • Provide you with updates about our services, frameworks/contracts and event information
  • Understand how we can improve our services or information
  • Keep a record of your relationship with us
  • Make sure we know how you wish to be contacted

We do not share personal details with third parties, but if we run an event in partnership with another named organisation/s then your details may need to be shared.  What will happen to your data will be made clear when you register for an event.

 

How we keep your data safe and who has access to it

We have controls in place to ensure we protect your details:

  • Our network is protected and routinely monitored
  • We have a secure office and staff are trained to not leave information and computers insecure
  • We review who has access to the information we hold so your data is only accessible by the appropriate staff
  • We will only disclose your details where we are required to do so by the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors

How we keep your information up to date

On a routine basis we will ensure that we review the information we hold and that it is still current, correct and accurate.  However at any time we welcome you to contact us to let us know if your details change.

 

Your right to know what we know about you and make changes

You have a right to ask us to stop processing your data if it is no longer necessary for the purpose that you provided it to us for.  All you need to do is ask and we will stop.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you at no cost.  If we provide you with information and there are discrepancies then please let us know and we will correct it.

If you would like to access your information – please send an e-mail to sophia@eem.org.uk.

 

Case Study: Family homes replace unused wasteland in Tibshelf

March 22nd, 2018 by

Twelve families have taken up residence in the latest homes to be built as part of Bolsover’s first council house building programme in a generation.

 

The B@Home Partnership, set up by Bolsover District Council, contractor Woodhead Living and procurement consortium EEM Ltd, has so far seen 33 homes built across the district.

 

The latest 12 two bedroom family homes on Derwent Drive in Tibshelf, are providing much-needed family housing to local people. The energy efficient properties are built with a ‘fabric first’ approach, which means each home is well insulated, secure, warm, modern and built to last.

 

Bolsover District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “It’s always a pleasure to meet up with the families who will benefit from our new housing stock.

 

“We are proud of our achievements so far and delighted to be building quality homes for our communities and thanks to our contractor, Robert Woodhead Ltd, we are setting a high standard for the future of our District.”

 

Throughout the project, Woodhead Living’s site team has engaged as much as possible with the local community. From working with Tibshelf School to offer ten pupils work experience places, to taking on a local lad through a Traineeship programme, and offering him a full-time apprenticeship, to taking a group of school pupils on site visits, the project has enabled Woodhead to get involved with local construction workers of the future.

 

Tibshelf School students also built 20 bird boxes and tables, which have been installed around the site to encourage local wildlife to return to the development.

 

Woodhead has also worked with 19 local sub contractors, keeping 95% of its business from within 40 miles of the site, and buying 81% of its materials from within a 20 mile radius.

 

Woodhead Living Project Manager, Michael Faflik, said: “This site has transformed, and these energy efficient homes will make a huge difference to the families moving in. We’ve done as much as we can throughout the build to involve local subcontractors, engage with the local community and share our experience of the construction industry with young people living nearby.”

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March 5th, 2018 by
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Loughborough University

February 20th, 2018 by
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Building Communities Awards 2018 – What a result!

February 20th, 2018 by

Thank you…

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in making the Building Communities Awards 2018 the biggest and best event EEM has ever held.

Without the support of the EEM network in the form of sponsorship, ticket sales, the donation of auction lots and raffle prizes and additional cash donations we would not have been able to achieve such a wonderful donation for our chosen charity. A huge thank you to our headline sponsor, Nationwide Windows & Doors.

 

A total of £33,000 was raised for Rainbows Hospice

 

David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows said “What an amazing achievement to cap a truly brilliant evening! EEM set a target of £30,000 but raised a staggering £33,000.
“On behalf of the children and families, as well as the staff of Rainbows, heartfelt thanks for a magnificent event and a wonderful example of unstinting support. Thank you”

 

Photos
We are delighted to be able to share the professional photos with you, taken by Dan Matthams danmatthamsphotography@outlook.com.
Please click here to view them on our Facebook page and feel free to download any of them to use on social media and websites. The hashtag for the event is #BCAwards18

 

Next year
The Building Communities Awards 2019 will be held at the Athena in Leicester on Friday 15th February 2019. If you would like to recommend an act for the entertainment, an alternative host or anything else, please contact Sophia.

 

…and congratulations!

 

Well done to everyone who was shortlisted this year and especially to all runner ups and winners. The shortlist is announced below.

 

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Health & Safety Award
Sponsored by Cawarden Co 
Winner         J Tomlinson
Runner Up   Derby Homes
Finalist          DMW Safety
Finalist          Jefferies Contractors

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Team of the Year Award
Sponsored by T&S Heating 
Winner         GH Response
Runner Up   Swift Fire & Security
Finalist          J Tomlinson

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Contractor of the Year Award
Sponsored by Vaillant
Winner         ENGIE
Runner Up   Gedling Homes
Finalist          Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
Finalist          Sure Maintenance

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Board Member of the Year Award
Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
Winner         Kirsty Glover – Nominated by Derby Homes
Runner Up   Lynn Clayton – Nominated by Newark and Sherwood Homes

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Community & Social Value Award
Sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint
Winner         Knightstone Housing
Runner Up   J Tomlinson
Finalist          Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Acis

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Training Award
Sponsored by Dodd Group
Winner         Rykneld Homes
Runner Up   Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Fortem
Finalist          Nottingham City Homes

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Tenant of the Year Award
Sponsored by J Tomlinson
Winner         Dennis Rees OBE – Nominated by Derby Homes
Runner Up   Stuart Belshaw – Nominated by NCHA
Finalist          Pam Wills – Nominated by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Finalist          Jean Clark – Nominated by Newark and Sherwood Homes

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Collaborative Working Award
Sponsored by Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
Winner         J Tomlinson with Ashfield District Council
Runner Up   Matthews & Tannert with Mansfield District Council
Finalist          Fortem with Metropolitan
Finalist          Robert Woodhead with Bolsover District Council

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Apprentice of the Year Award
Sponsored by Fortem
Winner         Abigail Munn – Nominated by Gedling Homes
Runner Up   Holly Osborn – Nominated by Derby Homes
Finalist          Jake Eames – Nominated by Ventro Group

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Project of the Year Award
Sponsored by Hamilton Contractors
Winner         Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
Runner Up   ENGIE
Finalist          Housing Plus
Finalist          J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council

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Social Housing New Build of the Year Award
Sponsored by Baily Garner LLP
Winner         ENGIE
Runner Up   Bolsover District Council and Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Nottingham City Homes and Robert Woodhead
Finalist          North Kesteven District Council

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Social Housing Provider of the Year Award
Sponsored by Grafton
Winner         Derby Homes
Runner Up   Rykneld Homes
Finalist          Golden Lane Housing
Finalist          Acis Group

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We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors on the night:

  • Nationwide Windows and Doors
  • Johnstone’s Paint
  • T&S Heating
  • Cawarden Co
  • J Tomlinson
  • Dodd Group
  • Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
  • Fortem
  • Hamilton Contractors
  • Baily Garner LLP
  • Vaillant
  • Grafton
  • Hodgson Sayers
  • Jewson
  • Westville Group
  • Total Reclaims
  • YBS Insulation
  • Robert Woodhead
  • Avonside
  • Rixonway
  • Matthews & Tannert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strata Solutions

February 8th, 2018 by
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Strata provides IT support services to East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council. Their approach values simplicity and flexibility. Their mission is to empower local government to serve their communities.

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Gedling Borough Council

February 8th, 2018 by
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