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East Midlands Property Alliance

As the credit crunch bites and the  construction industry struggles to maintain its workload, clients need to be wary of the “cheap price”. In developing long term frameworks with reputable and stable companies, empa is working with its members to develop a value for money ethos and delivery frameworks which provide social and economic sustainability over the long term. Full Article

quote marksThe East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership is fully supportive of the work programme established and outcomes sought from the NIEP investment.  It is complementary to all the areas of construction collaboration in particular our investments in the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) and the Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA) and our regional apprenticeship scheme.quote marks

Chris Allison Director – East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.


North West IEP – joint supply framework

In order to function effectively a supply framework of this type needs to offer benefits to suppliers and local councils. For the supplier this essentially means reducing the cost of supply in order to trigger a reduction in price. For the buyer, it means providing a reduction in price and process costs without impinging on the quality or flexibility of the outcome. In this instance the key to providing this mutual benefit was to reduce the number of specifications (mixes) that suppliers had to deal with. This required a positive approach to facilitation and the support of senior figures within the local councils. Full Article