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Rushmoor Borough Council

July 3rd, 2018 by

Rushmoor Borough Council’s main objectives include;

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


EEM shortlisted for two categories at the Derbyshire Business Awards

June 29th, 2018 by

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

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


Community Impact

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

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


Apprentice of the Year: Brogan Bullimore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


brogan nominated for apprentice of the year




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June 19th, 2018 by

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



June 19th, 2018 by

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


Southern Health NHS Foundation

June 14th, 2018 by
Southern Health

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


Leicestershire Police

June 13th, 2018 by
Leicestershire Police

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

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



Information for Showcase Exhibitors

June 7th, 2018 by

Information for Showcase exhibitors

Free Training for SMEs

June 1st, 2018 by



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

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

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



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

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

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





Information for Showcase Exhibitors 2018

May 30th, 2018 by

Information for Showcase Exhibitors 2018

The Problem with Common Toilet Seats…

May 24th, 2018 by

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


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


The following reviews are a handful of typical complaints;

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


Flexi-Fix Toilet Seats

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

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

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

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

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


always fits


 Adjustable V Plate

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

 Collapsible Supports

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

 Grip Pad

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

 Versatile Fixing

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

 Suitable for Everyone  

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


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

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


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


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Irwell Valley Housing Association

May 23rd, 2018 by

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



Lewisham Homes

May 16th, 2018 by

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

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


Working with other Consortia

May 14th, 2018 by

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

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

Principles behind what we are trying to do:

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

Examples of where we are working together:

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

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Investing in IT to support the EEM membership

May 14th, 2018 by

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


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

May 11th, 2018 by

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

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

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

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

Why is a DPS beneficial for EEM members?

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

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

Why is a DPS good for suppliers and contractors?

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

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

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

EEM Training Services DPS

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

The DPS has been split into the following categories:

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

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

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

EEM Modular Homes DPS

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

Properties will be delivered to site:

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

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


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



Dacorum Borough Council

May 10th, 2018 by

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

• A clean, safe and enjoyable environment

• Building strong and vibrant communities

• Ensuring economic growth and prosperity

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

• Delivering an efficient and modern council


EEM Launches New Modular Homes DPS

May 9th, 2018 by

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

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

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

Properties can be delivered to site:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more details please click here.


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

May 9th, 2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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


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.

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

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.


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.



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.



“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



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
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
Waiting to get name of event and whether to invite contractors
CIH Breakfast meeting – Woodhead, Bassetlaw & EEM
Wednesday 27th June
Aico – Presentation, New Product Launch and training
Wednesday 4th July
Waiting for more detailed description
Trowers Procurement and Construction Law update
Wednesday 18th July
Mira Factory Tour
Tuesday 24th July (TBC)
Waiting for date to be confirmed

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

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





Harrow Council

May 2nd, 2018 by

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.


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

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.


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.

Facilities Management (EEM0069)
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
This framework will be going out to tender in June and will be available for use in August 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


DPS - ready for applicants and mini tenders

Training Services 

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.


DPS - ready for applicants

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 will be ready for EEM members to use on 25th Jun 2018.
Click here for details or contact brogan@eem.org.uk or call 01246 395610 to find out more


DPSs coming soon

Passive Fire Protection

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 DPS will be open for applications at the end of May 2018 and will be usable in July 2018.

Damp Proofing and Associated Works (DPS0004)
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This DPS will be open for applications in Jun 2018 and will be usable in July 2018.



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