Scheme aims to provide better value for money

Head of empa Alan Coole EMN-150420-152030001
Head of empa Alan Coole EMN-150420-152030001

A new initiative has been launched to ensure contractors in Rutland are able to provide better value for money for their clients.

The new value for money scheme has been instigated by Empa – the East Midlands Property Alliance.

The aim of Empa, which was formed by local authorities in the East Midlands and is managed by Scape, is to improve the procurement and delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for public sector bodies saving time and money for them and in turn for council taxpayers.

Empa has a range of framework contractors including G F Tomlinson, Ashe Construction, Morgan Sindall, Wates, Lindum, Interserve, Clegg Construction, Robert Woodhead and Jeakins Weir which deliver projects across the wider region.

Value for money is a new evaluation and reporting tool which captures clients’ priorities for Empa projects and enables Empa to demonstrate how they have met client needs.

Head of Empa Alan Coole said: “What constitutes value for money is subjective by its very nature, so an evaluation process is used to gauge from the outset on each individual project where it should be 
measured.

“The initiative is all about ensuring contractors on the Empa framework can deliver the very best service to clients - matching their priorities on each individual project.

“I would encourage all of our public sector clients to take advantage of the value for money tool to help achieve the outcomes most important to them.”