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New framework: Door Entry & CCTV Systems (EEM0037)

October 5th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for Door Entry & Access Control (Service, Maintenance & Installation) has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready for use.

For further details about EEM frameworks, please click here.

For further details about the Door Entry & CCTV Systems framework, please click here.


Newsletter – September 2017

September 13th, 2017 by

Please click here for the September EEM Newsletter.










EEM now supporting over 100 members nationwide

September 1st, 2017 by

Established in 2010 with 5 founding members as part of the Homes and Communities Procurement Efficiency Initiative (PEI),  EEM now supports 87 housing providers, 4 NHS trusts, 3 police districts, 4 universities, an Academy Trust (consisting of 26 academies) and 3 likeminded procurement consortia whom we are proud to partner with.

Whilst EEM’s core area is the East Midlands, the South and Wales areas are covered by partnering with Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortia who have a combined membership of 67 (EEM class these as 3 members). More enquiries are being received nationally due to the efficient model which has been designed to support the Public Sector obtain the best value from a free membership. The increase in membership has resulted in the projected throughput for 2017/18 to exceed £100 million (70% increase on 2016/17) with over 100 new call off contracts signed since April 2017.


Members who have joined EEM since August 2017 include:

  • Oadby and Wigson Borough Council   (Aug 2017)
  • Riverside  (Aug 2017)
  • Durham University   (Aug 2017)
  • Catalyst Housing   (Aug 2017)
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council   (Aug 2017)
  • L.E.A.D. Academy Trust    (Aug 2017)
  • LACE Housing     (Sep 2017)
  • Longhurst Group     (Sep 2017)


Pete Smith, Chief Executive of EEM, said:  “I am so proud of what the whole team has achieved over the last seven years, we have listened to feedback from the members and developed a transparent, efficient solution that works for the membership. Reaching 100 members, 100 new call off contracts and £100m throughput this year so far, are all massive milestones for EEM, it really is a pinch me moment.

“Linking these great milestones to the fact that over the past 3 years we have collected £58,000 for charity and a further £458,000 given as Community Donations over the past 4 years really does show that EEM are on the right track. We are proud that our smallest member with 150 homes receives the same rates as our largest member of 67,000 homes; our aim is to ensure that the Public Sector receive the best overall value. To continue the positivity, another announcement will be made in the Autumn which will be of benefit to all members who use EEM material supply chain”


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.



Pictured: EEM Chief Executive, Pete Smith














Secured by Design (SBD) to appear at EEM Showcase

August 25th, 2017 by

Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, will be joining one of its member companies – Bamford Doors – on their stand at the EEM Supply Chain Showcase in Nottingham, on Thursday, 14 September.

Bamford Doors, who are the nominated contractor on the EEM Communal Entrance Doors framework and who has an aluminium modular single leaf communal entrance doorset accredited with SBD, will be among more than 90 exhibitors at the annual event, which is open to all public sector organisations.

SBD Development Officer, Alfie Hosker, who will be attending the event, said: “This is a really good opportunity for us to team up with Bamford Doors and get our products and services in front of an important audience for the benefit of both our organisations.”

The EEM Showcase is an exhibition style event providing a ‘relaxed and friendly’ opportunity for public sector organisations to network with contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

The Showcase is at Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX on Thursday, 14 September from 9am-4pm. Entry is free for public sector organisations.

Visit: www.eemshowcase2017.eventbrite.co.uk


Secured by design - OPSI logo Over 60mm Col

Bamford Doors:

Secured by Design:
Our aim is to achieve sustainable reductions in crime through design and other approaches to enable people to live in a safer society.
Tel: 0203 8623 999
Email: enquiries@police-cpi.co.uk
Our promotional film: https://youtu.be/ODyknW50XXc








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.








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









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.


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.








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.


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.





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?
Click here to view a concise brochure explaining the key benefits of utilising EEM frameworks.

EEM achieve Highly Commended at Celebrating Construction Awards

May 22nd, 2017 by

EEM achieved Highly Commended for Client of the Year at the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards, nominated by Lift & Engineering Services Ltd.

Celebrating Construction is firmly established as a high point in the regional construction calendar in the Midlands, each year commanding the attention of industry professionals from across the Midlands and beyond. The ceremony was held at The Belfry, Nottingham on Friday 19th May 2017.

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