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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

14th June 2006


Mechanical and electrical specialist, EIC has been appointed by the Birmingham Construction Partnership (BCP) to be included as one of ten key mechanical and electrical contractors in its supply chain. It is estimated that, during this five - seven year framework agreement, the BCP will spend approximately £350 million on projects using 61 suppliers, including the ten mechanical and electrical experts.

The initial list of 200 was reduced to a successful 61 after the BCP established certain criteria including that sub-contractors had a proven track record in delivering across a variety of sectors such as education, health, leisure and housing and that all parties would embrace working collaboratively demonstrating continuous improvement and innovation.

The aim of the framework agreement is to develop long term opportunities for sub contractors who have a strong presence in the Birmingham area and to maximise potential for value engineering.

Nigel Le Marechal, joint managing director of EIC, is delighted that the company has been identified as having such a strong regional and local presence: "We are long-established as a national player but our head office is in Stratford and we have built a solid foundation and good relations in the Midlands - for many of us, this is home.

"We are greatly looking forward to working with both the BCP and the other contractors to deliver improvement and to share new ideas that will have a positive impact on how we work and the results that we produce. This is a most significant and welcome development for us."

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Editor's note
EIC provides project management, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of electrical, mechanical control and data management systems to a wide range of blue chip clients. The company has a successful track record of partnering with major contractors such as AMEC, HBG, Taylor Woodrow, Carillion and Willmott Dixon, as well as carrying out a broad range of services for many High Street names and leisure groups including Debenhams, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Virgin, Primark, Littlewoods, Gap, Bhs, Co-op, ATS, Mitchells & Butler, Firmdale Hotels and the Hilton Group. EIC also works extensively throughout the health, education and commercial sectors working collaboratively with all members of a project team, providing innovative, sustainable solutions and best whole life value. For further information log on to www.eicltd.com or call 01789 269408.

Press contact: Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North,
(01625 506404)


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