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June 2017

June 14th, 2017 by

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Bolsover District Council / Woodhead project success (procured via EEM)

May 9th, 2017 by

From blackwell blight to B@HOME

Six properties have now been built on the former Blackwell Hotel site which, in recent years, has been an eyesore for local residents.

The development is the second to be progressed through the B@Home programme, which was procured through EEM Ltd. It’s a multi-million pound investment in new housing for Bolsover District Council who are working in partnership with Robert Woodhead Ltd over a four-year period.

The programme aims to deliver an anticipated 150 high quality, energy efficient homes, which will address local housing needs across the District. 13 properties have been built so far, with another eight on Fir Close in Shirebrook nearing completion and work is starting on a further 49 this year.

Built on the derelict site of the former Blackwell Hotel, the new development boasts five 2 bedroom houses and a 2 bedroom bungalow on the corner of Primrose Hill and Alfreton Road.

Work on the site began early last summer and was completed mid-April. Due to high demand, all of the properties were tenanted and occupied within one week of completion.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor John Ritchie said, “This second stage development of council homes in our district is another step forward to achieving our goal of around 150 homes over four years.

“It’s not just about housing, 9 work experience students from Tibshelf Community School have worked on this Blackwell development.

“These students were studying for the WJEC Level 1 First Award in Construction in The Built Environment and have gained valuable first-hand experience on this site, also with 94% of subcontractor spend being within 40 miles of site, we are proving that we are delivering both social and economic benefits to our district.

“Being able to provide our residents with quality homes is a priority and if we can regenerate a derelict piece of land to improve the overall appearance of the area, then that is a bonus.”

Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd, said: “The B@Home partnership aims to create a positive impact on the District, not just by building new homes for local families, but in providing a wide range of work experience, training and job opportunities.

“What makes this development special is Bolsover District Council’s ability to take direct action to rapidly progress a run-down site and create six brand new family homes, which contribute to the local community, while creating an attractive streetscene.”

Rebecca Dermody, Head of Operations for EEM Ltd, said: “We always aim to develop frameworks which help our members achieve the best value, in addition to offering wider community benefits.

“B@Home is one of our flagship projects, which embodies all the values and vision we have for the frameworks we develop. It’s fantastic to see the second site completed on this project, and we look forward to watching the scheme progress further.”

Latest EEM Members

May 9th, 2017 by

The total EEM membership currently stands at 94 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

 

The most recent members include:

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

 

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.

 

 

 

New Framework: Vinyl Sheet Flooring and Wet Room Flooring

April 5th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for the Supply & Fit of Vinyl Sheet Flooring and Wet Room Flooring has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready to use.


If you are a public sector organisation wishing to enquire about this framework, please email louisa@eem.org.uk or call 01623 729946 to request the full specification and pricing schedule.

This framework has been established for the provision of the following services:

  • Preparation of floors, including removal of existing floor covering and repairs to existing floorboards etc.
  • Laying of new boarding or screed
  • Supply and fitting of various floor coverings, including but not limited to Vinyl sheet flooring, Vinyl tiles or Wet room flooring, for example, Altro, Polysafe or Safetred
  • Repairs to existing flooring, for example, damaged or missing tiles or tears in sheet flooring.
  • Any additional elements associated with the works listed above.

The framework also includes for bespoke/specialist works to be undertaken such as the supply and fitting of various flooring within commercial settings including but not limited to hospitals, universities and offices.

The contract commenced on Monday 3rd April 2017 and expires on Friday 2nd April 2021.

The framework has been split into three regional lots which were awarded to the below contractors:

Lot 1: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

  • T&S Heating Ltd
  • Neil Shacklock Ltd
  • Slack & Co Floors

Lot 2: Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

  • T&S Heating Ltd
  • Neil Shacklock Ltd

Lot 3: Lincolnshire

  • Neil Shacklock Ltd


How to call off from this framework

Contracts can be called off from this arrangement by either direct selection or by mini competition. EEM Members are able to define their scope of works, duration, specification and any specific clauses or social value requirements needed to satisfy in-house procedures and meet any local initiatives. Templates are available through EEM if required. Following this, Members have a choice of either EEM managing the procurement process through Delta where necessary or to conduct the process themselves with our support. EEM have a Projects Officer (Louisa Payne) who can arrange and attend your kick start meeting and provide ongoing support throughout the contract.

In the first instance, please contact Louisa on louisa@eem.org.uk to discuss your requirements and to request the specification and pricing schedules.

EEM shortlisted for Celebrating Construction Award

April 5th, 2017 by

EEM have been shortlisted for the Client of the Year award at the Celebrating Construction Awards 2017.

Lift & Engineering Services Ltd nominated EEM and put forward the entry which explains the efficiency and simplicity of the EEM model and the services provided as well as the £300,000 invested into community projects in the last 3 years and the £58,000 donated to charities as a result of the fundraising which takes place at the annual Building Communities Awards.

Judges are looking for a construction client that has shown exemplary excellence and best practice in their approach and which demonstrates:

  • Clear and consistent leadership of their supply chain
  • A commitment to procurement based on quality, value and collaboration not just price
  • Real benefits for all parties, evidenced by objective measurement criteria such as KPIs
  • The tools they have used to assist them and the supply chain on this journey
  • The positive impact their work has had on their organisation, the industry and the wider community and which might be used elsewhere to support continuous improvement

The 2017 Awards will be celebrated at the Nottingham Belfry on 19 May 2017. 

Digital Aerials Framework – Now Live!

April 5th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for the provision of Installation, Repairs, Service & Maintenance of Digital Aerials has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready to use.

This framework was set up for the provision of all works required for the service, maintenance, repair and installation of digital aerial systems including both IRS and CCTV-DTV systems. Works can be undertaken within domestic properties, commercial properties such as offices, schools and sheltered schemes and any other building owned and/or managed by the EEM membership.

Due to the wide spread locations of EEM Contracting Authorities, the Framework has been split into six Lots.

The contract commenced on Monday 30th January 2017 and expires on Wednesday 29th January 2020 and was awarded to the below contractors:

Lot 1: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
TIS
Crystal Electronics
Direct Systems

Lot 2: Lincolnshire
TIS
Crystal Electronics

Lot 3: Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Metro Group
TIS
Crystal Electronics

Lot 4: Greater London
Metro Group
Crystal Electronics
Campbell & Kennedy

Lot 5: West Midlands 

Metro Group
Crystal Electronics
TIS

Lot 6: National Coverage
SCCI Alphatrack
MRM

Further information on how to utilise the lotting structure can be obtained from the EEM Team.

Contracts can be called off from this arrangement by either direct selection or by mini competition. EEM Members are able to define their scope of works, duration, specification and any specific clauses or social value requirements needed to satisfy in-house procedures and meet any local initiatives. Templates are available through EEM if required. Following this, Members have a choice of either EEM managing the procurement process through Delta where necessary or to conduct the process themselves with our support. EEM have a Projects Officer who will arrange and attend your kick start meeting and provide ongoing support throughout the contract.

For the full specification and pricing information, please email EEM Project Officer, Louisa Payne: louisa@eem.org.uk

Passenger Lift Service and Maintenance framework – Now Live!

January 16th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for the provision of comprehensive maintenance, servicing and repair of passenger lifts has been updated and re-tendered.

The framework is now ready for use and contracts can be called off from this arrangement by either direct selection or by mini competition.

The main elements covered by this framework are repairs and associated works relating to;

  • All lift equipment located within the lift well, machine room and on landings etc
  • All lighting associated with the lifts, lift well, lift machine room and lift car enclosure (including replacing lamps where required).
  • Maintenance of intercom or telephone system equipment and maintenance of decorative finishes to the lift car enclosure, door panels and architraves is excluded.
  • Validation of current asset register and on-going record keeping

 

The contract commences Monday 16th January 2017 and expires in January 2021 and was awarded to the below contractors:

Lot 1: East Midlands
Lift & Engineering Services Ltd (LES)
Rubax
Morris Vermaport
Stannah Lift Services

Lot 2: West Midlands
Lift & Engineering Services Ltd (LES)
Rubax
Morris Vermaport
Stannah Lift Services

Lot 3: Greater London
Lift & Engineering Services Ltd (LES)
Rubax
Morris Vermaport
Temple Lifts

Lot 4: National Coverage
RJ Lift Services
Schindler

For the full specification and pricing information, please email EEM Project Officer, Louisa Payne: louisa@eem.org.uk

Donation 2016

December 6th, 2016 by

EEM continues to exceed expectations with increased turnover during the financial year 2015 / 2016. EEM’s objective is to provide a cost efficient procurement service through having a managed catalogue with potentially the lowest commission rates charged by any consortium.
Despite reducing the commission on materials to just 1% in April 2016, the increase in usage of materials has meant that EEM once again has an operating surplus of £144,000.

The operating surplus has been split over the members that have used EEM based upon the incomereceived for that member. The surplus will be passed back to the member strictly for the use of
supporting the communities it serves and not to support budgets or work that the member should be doing as a right.
Over the past 5 years, the Community Donations have supported many projects ranging from a scout hut floor, boxing clubs, food banks, vegetable seeds for all tenants, IT training for tenants and an awards evening for volunteers, all worthy causes that we are proud to support.

The 2015/16 donation has been split as follows:

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BC Awards 2017 – Only 4 weeks until entry deadline!

October 27th, 2016 by

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Building Communities Awards 2017

There are less than 4 weeks until the entry deadline for any of the 12 categories below:

  • Collaborative Working
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Team of the Year
  • Innovation
  • Health & Safety
  • Project of the Year
  • Sustainability & Renewable Technologies
  • Tenant of the Year
  • Training
  • Apprentice of the Year (Age 16-24)
  • Apprentice of the Year (Age 25+)

Entries do not have to be related to EEM projects

Deadline for submissions: Monday 21st November 2016

Download the entry pack by clicking here and return it to sophia@eem.org.uk

Don’t forget your tickets!

We’ve sold 60% of available tickets already in just 2 weeks, so please don’t hesitate to drop a line to sophia@eem.org.uk to reserve your seats.

Tickets are priced £60+VAT and tables seat 10 guests. The price includes:

  • Drinks reception
  • 3 course meal
  • 2 bottles of wine per table of 10
  • Awards ceremony
  • Charity raffles and auctions held by special guest Russell Grant!
  • Lively after show entertainment
  • Breakfast butties at midnight

The 3rd annual Building Communities Awards will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, on Friday 24th February 2017.

All surplus from the event will be donated to Dementia UK.

For more information, visit www.bc-awards.co.uk

Headline Sponsor:

NationwideWindows

Other 2017 Sponsors

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EEM welcomes 70th member

October 11th, 2016 by

EEM are delighted to welcome Wandsworth Council as a new member taking the total membership to 70 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

Wandsworth Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Wandsworth in Greater London. www.wandsworth.gov.uk

 

Organisations to join EEM since the start of August 2016 now include:

  • Wandsworth Council
  • Waterloo Housing Group
  • Northampton Partnership Homes
  • Trent & Dove Housing
  • Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
  • Nottingham City Council
  • EMH Group
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Pickering & Ferens Homes
  • Arc Partnership

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.

EEM Welcomes its 69th Member!

October 4th, 2016 by

EEM are delighted to welcome Waterloo Housing Group as a new member taking the total membership to 69 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

Waterloo Housing Group provide and build social housing and affordable new homes across the Midlands and Lincolnshire and manage more than 26,000 homes across central England, from the Welsh Borders to the Wash.

www.waterloo.org.uk

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.

EEM Welcomes its 68th Member!

September 15th, 2016 by

EEM have welcomed Northampton Partnership Homes as a new member taking the total membership to 68 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

Northampton Partnership Homes:

From 5th January 2015, Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) has been managing the provision of all the housing services of Northampton Borough Council (NBC) related to its own stock. With their ‘Aim High and Deliver’ Values at heart, NPH provides homes which enable people to live happy and healthy lives in enriched communities.

www.northamptonpartnershiphomes.org.uk

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.

Aico Centre of Excellence

August 16th, 2016 by

In July 2016, fifteen EEM members visited the Aico Centre of Excellence in Oswestry, Shropshire, for a free of charge educational visit organised by EEM and Aico.

The day involved an interesting overview of the timeline of the Aico company, the development of products since 1963, practical advice on the type of alarms and systems recommended as per up to date legislation and an overview of the latest technologies to improve safety within the home. Advances in technology and the ease of downloading comprehensive data from alarms onto smart phones in under 15 seconds was particularly impressive.

Building Communities Awards 2016

August 16th, 2016 by

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Updated Demolition framework – Now Live

August 15th, 2016 by

The newly updated and compliantly procured EEM demolition framework has now been awarded based on two regional Lots – East Midlands and Greater London. Contractors were able to tender for one or both of these Lots. The EEM membership extends beyond the 2 regions stated above, therefore contractors have the opportunity to confirm their interest in working to the North and South of the 2 regions.

The successful contractors are as follows:

Lot 1 – East Midlands

Lot 2 – Greater London

The framework was established to appoint suitably accredited and competent contractors to undertake demolition works to buildings within any of our Contract Authority’s stock portfolios. The framework will cover all pre-demolition activity, risk assessments and surveys along with any actual demolition works and management of waste to include safe disposal in accordance with Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste disposals.

Please click here for the updated specification.

 

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EEM celebrating 60 members!

July 15th, 2016 by

We are pleased to announce that EEM’s 60th member has just taken advantage of free membership and unlimited access to all EEM frameworks and procurement support.

Lancashire based group Progress Housing Group are the latest member to join EEM, taking the total membership to 60 public sector organisations. Our geographical reach has naturally expanded far out of the East Midlands with members now as widespread as London, Liverpool, Cambridgeshire and Gloucester as we continue to offer support to all public sector organisation who approach us.

How does the increase in new members benefit existing EEM members?

Since EEM formed in 2010 with just 5 founding members, the membership has rapidly increased year on year. As we procure collaboratively, the increase in EEM members brings a greater buying power which encourages greater support from contractors, manufacturers and distributors. We have seen prices voluntarily reduced and scheduled increases mitigated by providers as they recognise that EEM is a fast, easy and compliant route to market for so many organisations.

The increasingly competitive rates and the reduction in scheduled price increases has encouraged a greater member spend through EEM. This greater spend brings an increased EEM income from contractor/supplier commission. As a not for profit organisation, this actually becomes a problem for us and this extra income has enabled us to reduce our material commission from suppliers to just 1% in 2016 compared to 6% in 2014, bringing even greater savings for members.

All EEM operating surplus is presented to members via the Community Donation scheme. The amount awarded is based on each members usage of EEM frameworks. In September 2016, EEM is due to present members with a total of £144,000 to invest in their local communities.

For a full list of EEM members, click here.

 

The Future of Heat

May 10th, 2016 by

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National Conference: The Future of Heat

3 free places available for SHIFT landlords 
(Check here if your organisation is accredited)
20% discount for all other EEM members with code EEM20
(Tickets usually £190 + VAT for RSLs and LAs)
By attending this SHIFT conference you will:
Develop an understanding of the new technologies, systems and research that can change the heating landscape.

Learn from best practice and practical case studies from housing associations that are leading the sector and pursuing “affordable warmth”.

Participate in practical workshops to explore the opportunities of new technologies and learn directly from the ones leading the sector in heating.

Network and share experiences with colleagues from the sector.

 

Leeds:
Date:        Wednesday 25th May 2016
Time:       11:00 Arrival and registration | 11:30 Start | 16:00 Finish and networking
Venue:     The Leeds Club, 3 Albion Pl, Leeds, LS1 6JL
London:
Date:  
      Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time:       11:00 Arrival and registration | 11:30 Start | 16:00 Finish and networking
Venue:     Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day

Please click here for more info and to book your place.
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Modular Space – Administration

April 22nd, 2016 by

It is with regret that that must inform you that Modular Space has been placed into administration. EEM are currently working with the Administrator to establish if the new owner can fulfill EEM’s requirements for Modular homes.

Are you an EEM Member who would like to visit one of our Manufacturer’s sites?

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Please email sophia@eem.org.uk or call 01626 859786 and we’ll make arrangements!

Rowena Jones

February 29th, 2016 by
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Data Officer

I joined EEM as Data Officer in February 2016 and am very happy to have been welcomed into a professional and dedicated team.  My role is to maintain the Pricebook, carry out benchmarking and pricing exercises and help members to quote for items and achieve best value for money. It’s quite a different sector than I’m used to – my background is in data analysis, but I hope this will help to look at spend analysis and ad hoc Excel based jobs as required.

rowena@eem.org.uk
01623 859786

Aidan Nunn

February 29th, 2016 by
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Procurement Officer

I was delighted to join EEM in February 2016 as Procurement Officer. My role is to prepare tender documentation and establish frameworks that our members can procure from, ensuring quality goods and effective services are obtained at best value.

BCEM Awards – 12th Feb 2016

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See www.bcem-awards.co.uk for details on the 2016 Building Communities in the East Midlands Awards.

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