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Open days, factory tours and training

September 24th, 2018 by

ūü°Ü¬† ¬†Is there a particular manufacturer’s factory you’d like to visit?

ūü°Ü¬† ¬†Is there a procurement, asset management, construction or maintenance subject which you’d like to learn more about?

ūü°Ü¬† ¬†Would you benefit from some hands on product training?

 

Since moving into our new premises in Dec 2017 we have held several successful seminars and working groups for the EEM membership as well as factory tours all over the UK.

Our most well attended seminar is our Procurement and Construction Law Update session which is delivered by legal experts Trowers & Hamlins LLP. We envisage to arrange the next session for January

We’re now looking for the input of our membership in order to decide what sort of free events would be most beneficial in the next year.

Please email sophia@eem.org.uk if you have any ideas – we’d love to hear from you.

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How EEM has achieved GDPR compliancy

September 21st, 2018 by

GDPR Compliancy

Since the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May, we have been busy ensuring that everything we do is compliant with the regulation covering both our own operations and also the processing of data through our frameworks and call off contracts.

The tasks undertaken so far are:

  • Trained Rowena Jones (EEM‚Äôs Senior Data Analyst)
  • The majority of our Contractors and Suppliers have now signed a GDPR variation to their existing framework agreements
  • Updated our tender documents and future framework agreements to reflect the changes
  • Produced appendices for the standard form of contracts we use to include for GDPR clauses
  • Audit of our Pricebook, Website logins and contact list to ensure we are only holding information for and contacting people we have a lawful basis to do so
  • Written a privacy notice with the link now on the website
  • Reviewed sources of data we have, why and what we do with it
  • Written a GDPR policy
  • Produced a statement to go on all our forms where we are asking for personal data to explain why we need it, the lawful basis and how people can request for removal
  • All staff have completed (and passed!) a GDPR awareness e-learning course
  • Everything we have put in place has been shared with the consortia we work in collaboration with

GDPR is now a standard agenda item at our Team meeting and any concerns or questions raised by EEM team members are raised to Rowena with the decision and action to be taken logged for future reference. This ensures we are taking a consistent approach to how we handle and process any data and it is constantly under review so we can be pro-active to address any issues that arise in relation to GDPR.

 

 

Supply Engagement Day: Welcoming contractors who are looking for opportunities

August 2nd, 2018 by

We’re excited to announce our first¬†Supplier Engagement Day which has been launched to¬†engage with contractors of all sizes who are wishing to find out more about working with EEM.


About this event
There will be an opportunity to meet with our Procurement Team to discuss future Frameworks and DPS opportunities, to understand how EEM operate and to familiarise yourselves with our tendering portal and standard documents.

In the next 18 months, EEM will be renewing Frameworks and DPSs for the following areas of works:

‚Äď General maintenance for property improvement works
‚Äď Kitchen & bathroom installations
‚Äď Water treatment works
‚Äď Drainage works
‚Äď Electrical repairs

This event is aimed towards contractors of all sizes in any location who are able to undertake one or more of the above areas of work and are interesting in offering their services to EEM members.

Our Supplier Engagement Day is focussed towards engaging with new contractors, therefore contractors who currently hold a place on any of our frameworks will not be permitted to attend.

To register your interest, please visit www.supplierengagementday.eventbrite.co.uk


Agenda
We will be running two identical small group sessions; one session will take place in the morning and one in the afternoon. If the event is successful, we will be looking to hold a larger event in the near future for both existing and new contractors.

Morning session

9:00am Arrival with refreshments
9:15am Welcome and housekeeping
9:30am EEM Engagement Session

  • The benefits of EEM Ltd to public sector organisations
  • How our Frameworks work, including the tender process and our portal.
  • EEM Framework opportunities.
  • How the DPS works, including the tender process and our portal
  • EEM DPS opportunities

An opportunity to ask the EEM team questions within the group, followed by a chance to speak to the team one to one if you wish.
12:00pm Finish

Afternoon session

13:00 Arrival with refreshments
13:15 Welcome and housekeeping
13:30 EEM Engagement Session

  • The benefits of EEM Ltd to public sector organisations
  • How our Frameworks work, including the tender process and our portal.
  • EEM Framework opportunities.
  • How the DPS works, including the tender process and our portal
  • EEM DPS opportunities

An opportunity to ask the EEM team questions within the group, followed by a chance to speak to the team one to one if you wish.
16:00 Finish

To register your interest, please visit www.supplierengagementday.eventbrite.co.uk


Woodhead MD steps into Chairman role after 39 years at the helm

July 26th, 2018 by

Woodhead Group has today announced its Managing Director of almost 40 years, David Woodhead, will be stepping into the role of Chairman, paving the way for a new management structure to ensure sustainability and resilience. He will be succeeded by an established leadership team, which has been developing for the past seven years. 

The family-run business announced the move to its employees this morning, laying out its succession plan and vision for the future of the company.

Glenn Slater (Business Development Director) takes up the new role of Chief Visionary Officer, working alongside Teresa Westwood (HR Director), who has been appointed Managing Director.

Existing Directors, Hilary Cheshire, and Craig Pygall, will continue in their roles as Finance Director and Director accountable for operations and commercial respectively. They are joined on the board by:

– Leo Woodhead, who joined the family business two years ago after returning from ten years working in Australia. He will take up the role of Business Development Director

– Tom Woodhead, who has been working on the strategic leadership team for the past four years, and will now be taking up the role of Business Services Director.

David, who qualified as a Building Surveyor with Leicester Polytechnic and left Nottinghamshire to work in London, joined the company as Managing Director in 1979 when his father and company founder, Robert (Bob) Woodhead, passed away suddenly at the age of 60.

Leading the business through five decades of change and growth, recessions and booms, David has always focussed on building a sustainable company, with the ability to grow and develop through investing in its people. In the past 39 years, he has taken the business from turning over £279,000 in 1980, to last year showing a turnover of £52.5m

David said: “I came into the business very suddenly, at a difficult time for our family, and for the company. My father had grown his business from a humble workshop in 1946, to this growing company, which he incorporated as Robert Woodhead Ltd in 1978. 

“The decision to step back has not been taken overnight, it has been very much in the planning for several years. We will remain a family-owned company, with our head office in Edwinstowe where it all began, and still with three members of our family on the Board of Directors. I have every confidence in the Strategic Leadership Team that is now in place and in particular Teresa and Glenn’s ability to lead that team having both worked at a senior level in the business for over 10 years.

‚ÄúI‚Äôm very proud to look at the business today and see what we have created. I know the coming years will see Woodhead Group continue to be a resilient business, socially responsible, with a strong vision and values, continuing to not just develop, build, manage and maintain, but create a better experience for all those we work with.‚ÄĚ

As  Teresa and Glenn start their new roles, Glenn Slater as Chief Visionary Officer, will focus on developing future strategy and vision, building strong long-term relationships and championing the core values.

Glenn said of his appointment: ‚ÄúI have been privileged to work with Woodhead for a number of years now, having started my career here in 1995 and I am honoured to have been appointed to this new role. I look forward to working with our strategic leadership team on building effective strategy for sustainable growth, while ensuring the business never loses its unique sense of social responsibility and commitment to its people, our customers and the environment we work in. When you look back over Woodhead‚Äôs adventures over the past 72 years, it excites me even more to look ahead to the future of this business.‚ÄĚ

Teresa Westwood will direct the implementation of Woodhead‚Äôs strategies through a robust business plan, ensuring their efficient delivery and successful outcomes. She added: ‚ÄúWe have really big shoes to step into, but we have been working hard as a team over the past seven years to develop ourselves personally, build on our strengths as a group, and focus on how to get the best out of our employees. We have a strong leadership team here at Woodhead Group, who I am really looking forward to working with to take the company into the future.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúWe will continue to develop, build, manage and maintain, as we always have done, focussing on the areas where we have always shown strength, ensuring we continue to strive for the best. Our plans to further establish our regional presence across the Midlands and South Yorkshire will continue to be at the forefront of our activity, as we move into the next era of Woodhead Group.‚ÄĚ

Woodhead Group are appointed to three EEM frameworks: Main Management Contractor for New Build Development, Sustainable Refurbishment and Out of Hours repair service.

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Pictured above: The new management team
Pictured below: David Woodhead

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Framework and DPS News

July 17th, 2018 by

Frameworks recently awarded

 

Scaffolding (EEM0051)
This framework went live in July 2018
Click here for details

Stairlifts (EEM0050)
This framework went live in July 2018
Click here for details

 

Frameworks out to tender

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Frameworks coming soon

Supply of Electrical Materials
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
Please check back for further details.

Facilities Management (EEM0069)
This framework will be going out to tender in August 2018 and will be available for use in October 2018.
To be notified when this is ready, please email amy@eem.org.uk

Passive Fire Protection (EEM0053)
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 open for tender from 10th August and ready to use in October 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

Electrical Vehicle Charge Points (EEM0064)
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
Estimated to go out to tender in January 2019 and to be ready to use in April 2019.

Water Treatment (EEM0007)
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
Estimated to go out to tender in April 2019 and to be ready to use in July 2019.

 

DPS - ready for applicants and mini tenders

Training Services (DPS0001)
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.

 

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 is ready for EEM members to initiate a mini-competition process.
Click here for details or contact brogan@eem.org.uk or call 01246 395610 to find out more

 

DPS - ready for applicants

Damp Proofing and Associated Works (DPS0004)
Please note the existing framework is still available for use.
This DPS is open for applicants and will be usable by EEM members from 20th August 2018.

 

DPSs coming soon

Locksmith Services, UPVC Repairs and Glazing Works (DPS0003)
In preparation.

 


 

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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Information for Showcase Exhibitors

June 7th, 2018 by

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May 30th, 2018 by

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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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äėclick and connect‚Äô 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 ‚Äď 5 Sept
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EEM Showcase
Wed 10 October 2018
9:00 ‚Äď 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

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

EEM Privacy Notice

March 22nd, 2018 by

EEM Privacy Notice

EEM (‚Äúwe‚ÄĚ) 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď please send an e-mail to sophia@eem.org.uk.

 

EEM Framework for CCTV Maintenance Services is Now Ready to Use!

January 24th, 2018 by

The EEM Framework covering the installation, inspection, maintenance and repairs and the programmed servicing of CCTV systems (EEM0037 РLot 3) is now ready to use. This is a nationally awarded Framework.

Congratulations to our newly awarded contractors;

EEM0037(3) - CCTV

For more information in relation to this Framework, please contact one of the team by e-mailing info@eem.org.uk.

New EEM frameworks

January 24th, 2018 by

For details on current EEM frameworks, please visit www.eem.org.uk/framework

 

Frameworks recently awarded:

Door Entry & CCTV (EEM0037)

The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework covering the service, maintenance, repair and installation of door entry and CCTV systems including automatic doors, roller shutters, barriers and access control systems.

Lot 1 Door Entry Low Rise

  • AGS Tech (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Certus Security (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • CRS Communications (East Midlands)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)

Lot 2 Door Entry High Rise

  • AGS Tech (West Midlands)
  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Certus Security (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • CRS Communications (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Northamptonshire)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)

Lot 3 CCTV Systems

  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Chromavision (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Greater London and Southern Region)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Mytec Group (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)

 

 

Passenger Lift Installation, Modernisation and Refurbishment Works (EEM0041)

The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework to undertake safe and compliant installation of new bespoke lift solutions or refurbishment and modernisation works to existing lifts.

  • Axis Elevators (Greater London)
  • Classic Lifts (East Midland and West Midlands)
  • Lift & Engineering Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Morris Vermaport (East Midlands)
  • Precision Lift Services (Greater London)
  • Rubax Lifts (West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Stannah Lift Services (East Midlands and West Midlands)

 

Supply & Distribution of Materials (EEM0068)

 The following suppliers have been successful in joining the framework for the supply and distribution of materials including general building materials, timber and joinery materials, plumbing and heating, cosumabe items and much more. The framework covers a range of service ptions including over the counter collections, deliveries, van stock management and bespoke managed stores.

  • Bradfords Building Supplies
  • Grafton Merchanting
  • Jewson Supply Partnerships
  • Wolseley UK

 

Supply & Installation of External and Internal Wall Insulation, Render Systems and Associated Works (EEM0046)

 The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework to undertake external and internal wall insulation works, installation of render systems and associated insulation, roofing, guttering, builders and ancillary works for high and low rise insulation and render programmes.

Lot 1 Small Projects ‚Äď Less than 30 Properties

  • Cornerstone (National Coverage)
  • Ellipse Energy (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Hamilton Building Contractors (Lincolnshire and Greater London)
  • Jefferies Contractors (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Sustainable Building Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Westville (East Midlands and West Midlands)

 

Lot 2 Large projects ‚Äď More than 30 Properties

  • Cornerstone (National Coverage)
  • EON Energy Solutions (Lincolnshire and Greater London)
  • Fortem Solutions (National Coverage)
  • Hamilton Building Contractors (Greater London)
  • Jefferies Contractors (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Keepmoat Regeneration (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Sustainable Building Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Westville (East Midlands and West Midlands)

 

Out to tender

External Door and Windows Installation only ‚Äď Closing date 22nd February

Fire & Intruder Alarms ‚Äď Closing date 9th March

 

Due to be renewed or created 2018/19

  • Adaptations Works – New framework will be live April 2018
  • Damp Proofing and Associated Works¬†‚Äď New framework will be live April 2018
  • Supply of Electrical Materials – New framework will be live April/May 2018
  • Stairlifts, Hoists and Disabled Access Equipment ‚Äď New framework will be live June 2018
  • Scaffolding – New framework will be live July 2018
  • Single & Double Glazing (Supply & Install) – New framework will be live August 2018
  • Fire Door Sets (incorporating Passive Fire Works) – New framework will be live August 2018

 

EEM has chosen Rainbows as its charity of the year

January 11th, 2018 by

Rainbows

 

By conducting a vote within members, this year EEM has chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as  its charity of the year, raising thousands of pounds to support this incredible East Midlands based charity.

Rainbows is a hospice specifically set up to support children and young people with life limiting illnesses. In addition they offer much needed support to the parents and siblings of these young people through the hardest times of their lives.

The hospice helps to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and offer end of life care to all of the children who stay with them. They aim to brighten the short lives of the children and families and help to bring happiness and create special memories .

Rainbows receives less than 20% of its funding from Government Bodies and so rely on donations to keep them going.  The money raised by EEM this year will mean so much to this wonderful charity and will mean it can continue the invaluable work its staff do.

David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows, said: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre really grateful to EEM for choosing Rainbows as its Charity of the Year. All the money raised will go towards our vital work at the hospice helping children, young people and families going through the toughest of times. So we‚Äôd like to say a huge thank you to¬†all the staff at EEM for their support, they really are making huge difference.‚ÄĚ

Rainbows has helped so many families since it opened its doors in 1994 and below is an example of just how valuable its support is.

 

Heidi’s story

¬†‚ÄúWhen I met with other mums and saw other children, I knew my daughter was in some way different. Nobody else could see it but I could.‚ÄĚ

In February, Heidi celebrated her 21st birthday, a day her parents never imagined would come. When she was 18-months-old, Heidi was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development. The condition, which affects around one in 12,000 girls born each year, results in profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities.

For the last two years Rainbows has given Heidi and her family a new lease of life. Mum Tina said: “Rainbows has been fantastic. It is a break for Heidi and a break for me. Rainbows gives her time out and a chance to experience new things. She absolutely loves music therapy as well as complementary therapy.

‚ÄúHeidi really loves going to the hospice and I didn‚Äôt realise how isolated we were until going to Rainbows. I attend the Parent/Carer group and the coffee mornings and it has opened up a whole new world for me. I feel very accepted at Rainbows and I have never had that before. We are both getting so much out of it. To be part of Rainbows is just amazing.‚ÄĚ

After her daughter’s diagnosis Tina, gave up her career as a hairdresser to look after Heidi, spending nine hours a day just on her routine. Most of that time was taken up feeding her. They could never go out anywhere as it was too difficult.

Heidi, who will never be able to walk or talk, doesn’t sleep well at nights as she gets pains in her joints and is often sick. For the last five years, Tina has slept in her room.

When she was 19, Heidi got very poorly. She was in hospital with various conditions, including Sepsis and after three weeks, parents Tina and David were told there was no hope for their daughter. ‚ÄúWe were told she wasn‚Äôt responding to anything and everything was shutting down,‚ÄĚ said Tina. ‚ÄúHeidi had never been to Rainbows but I said if it came to it, I wanted her to go there to die. I wanted her to be in a homely situation where people could come and visit her and not be in a clinical environment.

“At that time, she stayed in hospital and I was just numb. I had given in and I accepted what the doctor told me. It was like I was in a dream.

All of the family came to the hospital to say their goodbyes and it was though I was watching someone else in that situation. I kept thinking I was going to wake up.

‚ÄúWe did a memory box with handprints and some of her hair and filled it with photos to capture every memory.‚ÄĚ

Then four days later, Heidi opened her eyes and very slowly smiled.

She then began to steadily improve. ‚ÄúThings then became different for Heidi,‚ÄĚ said Tina. ‚ÄúShe can‚Äôt eat now but we think that is a good thing as she doesn‚Äôt have to struggle anymore. Plus, instead of it taking up our whole day, we can now go out and it has opened a whole new chapter for us.

‚ÄúI never like to look ahead, I just take each day as it comes. One day she could be well and the next she is at death‚Äôs door. Heidi is my best friend. We spend all day together and do so much together, it does actually feel weird when she is at Rainbows. Heidi is an amazing, happy person and I wouldn‚Äôt have her any other way.‚ÄĚ

 

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We’re looking for a Procurement Officer!

January 11th, 2018 by

 

As EEM continues to expand, we need to grow our team and the following vacancy is being advertised.

£22,667 Р£34,538      (fully qualified CIPS in the Public Sector starting salary £28,485)

Full time, 37 hours per week – Flexible hours offered

27 days annual holiday, pro-rata, plus statutory holidays

 

The Procurement Officer will support the Head of Operations to provide a cost efficient and effective procurement service for EEM Ltd Members. You will be expected to carry out EU compliant public procurements, supporting members’ requirements and focusing on outcomes.

 

Main purpose of job

  • To support the Head of Operations in the provision of a cost efficient and effective procurement service for the Members of EEM Ltd
  • To undertake EU compliant public procurements supporting the members requirements and focused on outcomes.
  • To create, post and manage EU tenders using the Delta e-sourcing solution or the EEM E-Procurement platform in an auditable and compliant manner.
  • To work with the membership to compile specifications and tender documentation to meet the vast majority of members requirements.
  • To assist with the evaluation and scoring of tender submissions.
  • To work with new and existing members to identify efficiency savings available through the use of EEM and their compliant Frameworks and Contracts.
  • To liaise with manufacturers, distributors and contractors prior to tender engagement and following ensuring compliance and consistency is maintained.
  • To support the correct application of Frameworks and Call Off Contracts by Members.
  • To evaluate spend analysis with existing and potential new members providing transparent advice on best practice.
  • To attend events and or meetings as necessary being a representative of EEM.
  • To substitute for other EEM Employees in time of absence of during busy periods.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the successful procurement of frameworks, contracts and Call off contracts meeting the requirements of the membership.
  • To use the e-procurement solution and Contracts Finder to manage all stages of the procurement including adherence to the reporting requirements of the 2015 procurement legislation.
  • To support the Head of Operations in pro-actively planning procurements supporting the wider EEM membership.
  • To undertake compliant Public procurement that is focused upon the requirements of the membership from cradle to grave.
  • To meet the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • To work / liaise with the EEM membership to establish their priorities, business profile and future spend activity.
  • To liaise with the EEM membership and Contractors to identify improvements and lessons learnt from the use of previous Contracts and Frameworks building any lessons learnt into all future tender activity.
  • To facilitate workshops with members related to procurement activities that support the majority.
  • Represent EEM or substitute for the Head of Operations at meetings with members, contractors, fellow consortia or the Homes and Communities Agency as necessary.
  • To analyse annual savings generated through the use of the EEM Frameworks and Contracts, generate reports for the member.
  • To undertake administration duties where other resources are unavailable, working with a small team where all shall be treated equally.
  • To act in compliance at all times with EEM‚Äôs policies and procedures and Health and Safety requirements.

 

The job description accurately reflects the requirements of the post at the time of writing. It does not fully describe all activities, and all staff are required to operate flexibly within the company’s structure. Other activities commensurate with this job description may from time to time be undertaken by the job holder.

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For more information, call Rebecca on 01246 395603 or email rebecca@eem.org.uk

 

The Building Communities Awards 2018 Рit’s coming!

January 11th, 2018 by

Awards logo with NW

This year’s Building Communities Awards will be held on Friday 16th February 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

 

The event will be sponsored by Nationwide Windows and Doors and we’re really looking forward to hosting around 400 housing and construction professionals to recognise the significant contribution social housing providers, contractors and manufacturers make to our communities.

We would like to congratulate all of last year’s winners and wish this year’s nominees the best of luck.

The shortlist was announced on Friday 22nd December and this year’s finalists are listed below:


Collaborative Working

Sponsored by Vinshire Plumbing & Heating

Finalists

  • Fortem & Metropolitan
  • J Tomlinson & Ashfield District Council
  • Matthews and Tannert & Mansfield District Council
  • Robert Woodhead & Bolsover District Council

 

Community & Social Value

Sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint

Finalists

  • Acis Group
  • J Tomlinson
  • Knightstone Housing
  • Robert Woodhead

 

Team of the Year

Sponsored by T&S Heating

Finalists

  • Gedling Homes
  • J Tomlinson
  • Swift Fire and Security

 

Health and Safety

Sponsored by Cawarden Co

Finalists

  • Derby Homes
  • DMW Safety
  • J Tomlinson
  • Jefferies Contractors

 

Tenant of the Year 

Sponsored by J Tomlinson

Finalists

  • Dennis Rees OBE¬† ¬† (Derby Homes)
  • Jean Clark¬† ¬† (Newark and Sherwood Homes)
  • Pam Wills¬† ¬† (Hinckley and Bosworth)
  • Stuart Belshaw¬† ¬† (NCHA)

 

Training

Sponsored by Dodd Group

Finalists

  • Fortem
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Rykneld Homes
  • Robert Woodhead

 

Board Member of the Year

Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd

Finalists

  • Kirsty Glover¬† ¬† (Derby Homes)
  • Lynn Clayton¬† ¬† (Newark and Sherwood Homes)

 

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Fortem

Finalists

  • Abigail Munn¬† ¬† (Gedling Homes)
  • Holly Osborn¬† ¬† (Derby Homes)
  • Jake Eames¬† ¬†(Ventro Group)

 

Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Hamilton 

Finalists

  • Housing Plus
  • J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council
  • Keepmoat
  • Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd

 

Social Housing New Build

Sponsored by Baily Garner

Finalists

  • Keepmoat
  • Bolsover District Council ¬†& Robert Woodhead
  • Nottingham City Homes & Robert Woodhead
  • North Kesteven District Council

 

Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by Vaillant

Finalists

  • Gedling Homes
  • Keepmoat
  • Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
  • Sure Maintenance

 

Social Housing Provider of the Year

Sponsored by Grafton

Finalists

  • Acis Group
  • Derby Homes
  • Golden Lane Housing
  • Rykneld Homes

 

Throughout 2017 we were raising money for our chosen charity- Dementia UK Рmuch of which was possible thanks to those who attended the Building Communities Awards. Thanks to all of your support and generosity at last year’s event, we were able to raise a huge £28,000 to help the charity recruit and train Admiral Nurses to support families coping with Dementia across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

 

This year we are hoping to match, or maybe even exceed, last year’s fundraising target for Rainbows Hospice, a fantastic charity set up to care for children and young adults with life limiting conditions and also support their families through the most difficult of times.

 

There are just a few tickets left for the Awards evening, if you want to join the other 400 guests attending, then please get in touch with Sophia as soon as possible on sophia@eem.org.uk or call 07496 493053. For more information on the night, or to view the menu, as well as the raffle and auction prizes, please visit the website: www.bc-awards.co.uk

 

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

 

 

 

Supplier focus – Amble Electrical

January 11th, 2018 by

Amble Electrical

¬†Amble is ‚Äėswitched on for service‚Äô this year

Amble Electrical is one of the UK’s leading wholesalers and distributors of electrical supplies, and one of the electrical contractors on EEM’s framework for the supply of LED lighting over the counter (EEM0045).

Amble focuses on the demand from the end user and adapts to meet their needs, and the needs of electrical wholesalers. Its customers need quality electrical supplies, in good time, from a reliable supply chain – a target Amble always aims to achieve.

One of Amble’s strengths in the industry is its commitment to satisfying the demands of customers and offering a wide range of products and solutions from today’s leading manufacturers. This, paired with its staff’s dedication to delivering excellent customer service, is the winning combination when seeking out a new supplier.

The company motto – ‚Äėswitched on for service‚Äô – is verified by the NQA, which acredited Amble‚Äôs efficiency and professionalism with a prestigious ISO 9001 certificate.

A recent example of their work…

Birmingham University recently made the switch to LED lighting in its Medical School. Amble supported the university by providing LED replacements for 500 fittings.

The fittings were made specifically to the university’s specification  andsupplied with a specially made bezel fitting to adapt to the existing fitting holes.

Not only did the LED lighting solution look fantastic, it delivered over 50% energy saving, reduced the maintenance factor with no need to change the LED lamps, and also provided a £23,600 saving on the fittings, against the specified product quotation.

For more information, please contact info@eem.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Communities Awards 2018 – Deadline Extension!

November 20th, 2017 by

There’s only a limited time left to submit your entries for the BC Awards 2018.

The new deadline for all entries is 10pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

The categories for the 2018 awards are:

  • Collaborative Working
  • Community & Social Value
  • Team of the Year
  • Health & Safety
  • Tenant of the Year
  • Training
  • Board Member of the Year**
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Social Housing New Build
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Registered Social Housing Provider**

**Open to EEM Member organisations only.

 

If you would like to enter one or more categories, please click here to download the Awards Application Pack.

Please send the completed pack along with your submission(s) to Sophia (Events & Communications Officer): sophia@eem.org.uk once completed.

For more information about the BC Awards, please visit the Awards website: www.bc-awards.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEM BC Awards Applications

November 2nd, 2017 by
BC Awards ad Social Media

There’s only a limited time remaining to submit your applications for the 2018 BC Awards taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Friday the 16th of February 2018.

The categories are:

  • Collaborative Working
  • Community & Social Value
  • Team of the Year
  • Health & Safety
  • Tenant of the Year
  • Training
  • Board Member of the Year*
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Social Housing New Build
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Registered Social Housing Provider*¬†

*Open to EEM Member organisations only.

If you would like to send an application for one or more of the categories, please refer to the BC Awards website for more information: www.bc-awards.co.uk/nominations.

If you would like to attend the event, discuss sponsorship opportunities or donate a raffle prize, please e-mail EEM’s Events & Communications Officer Sophia Cox: sophia@eem.org.uk.

EEM BC Awards 2018 – Entries Now Open!

October 17th, 2017 by

It’s time to start putting together your entries for the Building Communities Awards 2018! We’re inviting all those in the housing and construction industry to enter one or more of our new and improved categories for this year.

Have a look below to find out more about the categories and writing your entries. It’s free to enter and all submissions must be sent to us by 10pm on Monday 20th November 2017.

We will announce the shortlist on Friday 15th December 2017, and the awards ceremony will take place on Friday 16th February 2018.

 

The Event

Hosted by EEM Ltd, the annual black tie event expects to see nearly 400 housing and construction professionals this year at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Tickets are priced at £60+VAT (tables seat ten guests). As well as the awards ceremony itself, the event will include a drinks reception, three course dinner, charity auction and raffle. It will be followed by live entertainment, midnight snacks and for those staying over, or just staying out late, there will be a cashless casino set up in the De Vere Orchard Hotel next door.

 

Applying for an Award Category

To apply for a category, please complete the Awards Application Entry Pack. You can access and save the Pack template by clicking here. Please return your completed entry to sophia@eem.org.uk.

 

Writing your Entry

  • Entries should be submitted by email to sophia@eem.org.uk before 10pm on Monday 20th November 2017. EEM Ltd reserve the right to extend the deadline.
  • Late entries will be rejected unless circumstances are exceptional, in which case EEM Ltd will make the final decision about whether to accept the late entry.
  • Entries must include a 50 word summary, which will be used for PR purposes and therefore must not contain confidential information.
  • Entries will be no more than 1,000 words, which should not be covered in the supporting document. Entries (apart from the summary as stated above) will be treated as confidential by EEM Ltd and the judging panel.
  • Supporting materials can be submitted to help the judges evaluate your entry. Material could include reviews, media coverage and additional information about your entry, as well as any details on partner organisations which contributed.
  • Each entry can include up to five supporting photos and up to three videos (specifically relevant to the category and entry submission), supplied as web-accessible links.
  • At the time and date of submission, entrants agree that the information supplied is truthful and accurate.
  • All shortlisted organisations will be posted on both the EEM and Building Communities Awards websites on Friday 15th December.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries one organisation can make.
    ‚ÄĘ Please ensure you have secured the appropriate rights and clearances for all materials and images submitted. The Building Communities Awards or EEM Ltd will not be liable for any copyright, trademark, patent infringement held against entries.
    ‚ÄĘ Entrants must have the written permission of any third party involved in the entry, or with whom they have worked on the project, prior to its submission in these awards.
  • There is no entry fee, although at least one representative must be present at the awards ceremony on Friday 16th February 2018 for all shortlisted organisations.
  • All winners will receive one glass/acrylic award. If you would like a duplicate award manufacturing, please advise at the time of entry. Duplicates will be chargeable to the entrant.
  • A category may not be entered by the organisation providing sponsorship for that particular category.
  • All categories are awarded based on the decision of our independent panel of judges.
  • The decision of the judges is final and numerical scores only will be provided on request as feedback to any non-shortlisted entrant. Judges may not be approached by entrants for additional feedback.

 

The Categories

Collaborative Working Award (max 1,000 words)

For this award, judges will be looking to see shining examples of partnerships, which have resulted in successful programmes of work. Entrants must demonstrate how they have collaborated with others, taken a seamless approach, aligned values and shared best practice and risk. You should show how working together as one, you were able to innovate and find better ways of working, sharing skills to solve problems and taking on challenges head on. Use facts, figures and supporting information to show how effective your approach was, and the difference it made.

 

Community and Social Value Award (max 1,000 words)

This award will be presented to the organisation which shows the greatest understanding of the communities it has been working in, and delivered notable benefits for local people and the surrounding environment. Judges will be looking to see positive community impact, examples of the social value achieved, backed up with tangible facts and figures, outlining clearly what level of value has been added through a project.

 

Team of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

Whether your team works together on site, delivers an ongoing service within an organisation, or even brings different people together on a project, such as a group of residents, judges will be looking for the team that works best together to achieve shared goals. It’s important to show what the team does best collaboratively, as well as making it clear what the individual contributions have been, and how people’s skills and attributes were crucial to its success. Identify how the team has overcome challenges, communicated efficiently and successfully, and achieved measurable results.

 

Health and Safety Award (max 1,000 words)

Open to all sectors of the construction industry, this award will be presented to the organisation which can demonstrate a real commitment to compliance with health and safety legislation. Judges will want to see how entrants have employed an innovative approach to implementing systems, while embedding health and safety requirements into a companywide policy, or a particular project. You must be able to show how your success was measured and recorded, demonstrating quantifiable improvements.

 

Training Award (max 1,000 words)

Judges will be looking to present this award to the organisation which shows how training and development sits at the heart of everything it does. Entrants can focus on all aspects of training and employee development, from apprenticeship schemes to work experience, community-driven initiatives and even targeted higher education programmes. The entry should show how an organisation works with external training providers, further and higher education establishments, as well as highlighting the innovative ways an organisation has delivered schemes successfully.

 

Social Housing New Build Award (max 1,000 words)

A new category for 2018, this award will be presented to a contractor, registered social housing provider (or both), which has delivered an outstanding new build project. Judges will be looking for quality in design, innovation in build delivery, not to mention the added value initiatives which delivering wider benefits to the communities surrounding new build sites. Entrants must evidence how the success of the project was measured, the impact it had on the end user, as well as the challenges overcome and lessons learnt to achieve best practice.

 

Tenant of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

This award celebrates an individual tenant who has gone the extra mile to improve the lives of others. Judges will be looking for someone who carries out work in their own community, and the wider area, delivering projects to improve the local environment, or the day-to-day lives of their neighbours, or a specific group of fellow residents. The category also celebrates those individuals committed to working alongside their landlords to improve services to others.

 

Board Member of the Year Award (EEM Members Only) (max 1,000 words)

Open to EEM members only, this award will be presented to a Board Member who has shown outstanding service to their organisation through the giving go their time, talents and resources. New to the Building Communities Awards this year, this category will celebrate the Board Members who go above and beyond their expected role, giving their all to furthering the goals and objectives of the organisation they represent. Judges want to hear examples of how a Board Members has led the organisation towards further success, supporting and developing an overall business strategy.

 

Apprentice of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

This award will be presented to an apprentice who has shown the most dedication to both their job and training, seizing opportunities to develop and working hard to achieve their qualifications. Judges are looking for an individual who has made a significant contribution to their employer, the team they work in, and the people they are working for. Entries must demonstrate how an apprentice has worked as part of a team, what they have done to further themselves and develop new skills, and how their aspirations for the future have helped motivate them to achieve more. Include examples of the challenges an individual has faced, what barriers to learning they may have experienced, and how they overcame them.

 

Project of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

In under 1,000 words, judges are looking for entrants to show how effectively an organisation, or a team of partners, has delivered an outstanding project efficiently, within budget to an excellent standard. From innovative design, to a positive health and safety record and the quality of the finished product, entrants must be able to demonstrate the success of their project through statistics, figures and anecdotal evidence of particular initiatives, community schemes or innovations.

 

Contractor of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

In looking for the Contractor of the Year, the judges will expect to see examples of those contractors who have exceeded required levels of health and safety, found ways to reduce construction costs, brought projects in before time, while demonstrating business performance improvement. Entrants must show examples of successful project delivery, overall business objectives which aim to achieve positive outcomes for clients, such as social value, and demonstrate how they have successfully overcome challenges.

 

Registered Social Housing Provider Award (EEM Members Only) (max 1,000 words)

For EEM members only, this award will be presented to a registered social housing provider, which demonstrates best practice in building communities across the region it serves. Judges will be looking for an organisation which embraces collaboration with its contractors and builds strong relationships with project partners, stakeholders and communities. An organisation, which not only employs a supply chain, but supports it and demonstrates an understanding of the importance of local labour, and supporting a local supply chain to deliver a wider impact on the regional economy. The entrant must show how it puts its customers first, through positive collaboration with its key partners.

 

If you have any questions in relation to the application process, sponsorship opportunities or reservations, please e-mail EEM’s Events & Communications officer, Sophia Cox: sophia@eem.org.uk.

www.bc-awards.co.uk

 

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 ‚Äď Bamford Doors ‚Äď 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: ‚ÄúThis 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.‚ÄĚ

The EEM Showcase is an exhibition style event providing a ‚Äėrelaxed and friendly‚Äô 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:
www.bamforddoors.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest EEM Members

August 2nd, 2017 by

The total EEM membership currently stands at 99 public sector organisations benefiting from cost and efficiency savings through EEM’s collaborative procurement model.

The most recent members include:

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

Click here to view the full list of EEM members.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Vacancy: Procurement Officer

July 21st, 2017 by

Exciting opportunity to join the EEM team

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

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

Required:

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

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

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

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

Immediate start available.

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

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

 

 

 

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.

‚ÄúBeing 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.‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúWhat makes this development special is Bolsover District Council‚Äôs 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.‚ÄĚ

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.

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

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. 

Building Communities Awards 2017 – Winners!

April 5th, 2017 by

Thank you to everybody who supported the Building Communities Awards 2017, sponsored by Nationwide Windows & Doors.

EEM Ltd was host to over 360 housing and construction professionals on Friday 24th February at the third annual Building Communities Awards held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

These awards recognise achievements within the housing and construction industry and acknowledge the significant contributions social housing providers, contractors and manufacturers are making to our communities. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and wish them many more years of continued success. Winners and runner ups are listed below.

Photos taken at the event can be viewed here: pix.sfly.com/asHEcaPj. The photographer was Dan Matthams who can be contacted at danjmatthams@hotmail.com

The fundraising target for Dementia UK was absolutely smashed with a total of £28,000 raised which will go toward recruiting and training Admiral Nurses to help families coping with Dementia UK in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Our celebrity guest, Russell Grant and Hilda Hayo, Dementia UK Chief Executive,¬†were delighted at what we all managed to do. Russell said “The evening at the “Building Communities Awards” was very, very special. The amazing people at the East Midlands Conference Centre raised a staggering ¬£28,000 in one evening for my charity¬†#DementiaUK. I cannot thank everyone who donated and contributed enough.”
Your incredible generosity means much funding towards recruiting and training an 
#AdmiralNurse¬†to help families coping with Dementia in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Thank you for being there x”

The Twitter page for the awards is @BCAwards_EEM or #BCAwards17, we’d love you to tweet us your best photos!

We are delighted to reveal the winners and runner ups of the Building Communities Awards 2017.

Collaborative Working  
Sponsored by J Tomlinson Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Acis Group – Growing Potential Project (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sustainable Building Services + Nottingham City Homes (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†ADEY & PH Jones supporting Midland Heart
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sure Maintenance & A1 Housing

Contractor of the Year  
 Sponsored by Vaillant Group UK Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†GH Response (Gedling Homes) (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Henry Boot Construction Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Keepmoat

Corporate Responsibility  
Sponsored by Grafton Merchanting GB
‚ÄĘ ¬†Robert Woodhead Ltd (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Lift & Engineering Services Ltd (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Vaillant + Derby Homes
‚ÄĘ ¬†Vaillant + South Staffordshire Housing Association

Team of the Year  
Sponsored by T&S Heating Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Henry Boot Construction Ltd (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Rykneld Homes (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Gedling Homes
‚ÄĘ ¬†Golden Lane Housing

Innovation  
Sponsored by ADEY Professional Heating Solutions
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Aico Ltd (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sentinel¬†Performance Solutions
‚ÄĘ ¬†Derby Homes

Health & Safety  
Sponsored by Cawarden Co Ltd    
‚ÄĘ ¬†Derby Homes (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Lift & Engineering Services Ltd (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Environmental Essentials
‚ÄĘ ¬†T&S Heating

Training    
Sponsored by Avonside Roofing Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†United Living (North) Ltd (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Rykneld Homes (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Lift & Engineering Services Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Matthews & Tannert Ltd

Sustainability & Renewable Technologies
Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services UK Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Rykneld Homes (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Derby Homes (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†T&S Heating Ltd

Tenant of the Year  
Sponsored by Fortem
‚ÄĘ ¬†Karen Humble nominated by Nottingham City Homes (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Dave Bown nominated by South Derbyshire District Council (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Mick Whitehead nominated by Derby Homes

Apprentice of the Year (16-24)
Sponsored by J Wright Roofing Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†J Tomlinson – Macauley Shaw (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Derby Homes – Connor Spence (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Dodd Group – William Briscoe
‚ÄĘ ¬†Rykneld Homes – Jamie Mallender

Apprentice of the Year (25+)
Sponsored by Matthews & Tannert Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Fortem – Marcus Armstrong (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Sure Maintenance – Ashley Fraser (RUNNER UP)

Project of the Year   
Sponsored by PPG Johnstone’s Trade    
‚ÄĘ ¬†Golden Lane Housing (WINNER)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Robert Woodhead Ltd (RUNNER UP)
‚ÄĘ ¬†Henry Boot Construction Ltd
‚ÄĘ ¬†Rykneld Homes

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 ‚ÄėAim High and Deliver‚Äô 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 РEast 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?

April 7th, 2016 by
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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 Рmy 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
01246 395602

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 ‚Äď 12th Feb 2016

January 14th, 2016 by
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See www.bcem-awards.co.uk for details on the 2016 Building Communities in the East Midlands Awards.

Frameworks

October 13th, 2015 by

Frameworks available to members through Efficiency East Midlands.

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