Published date: 2 September 2021

Last edited date: 11 February 2022

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Contract summary


  • Research services - 73110000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£22,000,000 to £25,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

2 September 2021

Approach to market date

25 February 2022

Contract start date

27 June 2022

Contract end date

31 December 2026

Procedure type

Call-off from a framework agreement

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established framework agreement.

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The Authority is intending to undertake a competitive tender exercise for the continued running of the English Housing Survey (EHS). It is envisaged that the requirement will cover three fieldwork years with an optional element covering the fourth fieldwork year. This document sets out the anticipated key requirements and logistics for the potential forthcoming competitive tender exercise. A more detailed specification will be issued on commencement of a formal procurement competition, as part of the invitation to tender (ITT).

The EHS delivers essential information to enable the Authority and other government departments to meet their strategic priorities. It provides information on the housing circumstances of the population in England and the changing condition and energy efficiency of the English housing stock. It monitors and informs the development of housing, building safety, Net Zero, fuel poverty, and other government priorities.

The EHS is a study composed of a core survey and a number of associated components. The core survey consists of a face-to-face interview survey and a physical inspection of the accommodation of a sample of the respondents to the interview survey. The associated components planned for the course of this contract include: a survey of private landlords in 2023 and 2025; a study to assess the market value of dwellings in England; and a component aimed at producing modelled statistics on the housing quality and dwelling condition at local authority level. The Authority intends to engage a Supplier who will be responsible for managing the full survey process.

Further information can be found at:

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Provision of the English Housing Survey (from 2021-22)

  • Early engagement
  • Published 26 May 2021, last edited 9 July 2021

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £0

Additional text

The project will be procured through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) - RM6126 Research & Insights Market Place.

Suppliers are able to apply to join the DPS at any time. During application to join the DPS, suppliers indicate which services they may be able to provide under the DPS. Please note that new suppliers are able to register with the DPS via the following link and that this process can take at least two weeks:

If you have any questions about the DPS and would like to contact a member of the CCS team please use the links provided on the website above.

PLEASE NOTE: The dates specified for the procurement exercise in this Notice are indicative and are subject to change. Current indications are that the Invitation To Tender will now go live during the week commencing 14 February 2022.

The Crown Commercial Service has just updated the Research DPS. If you were previously registered on Agreement RM6018 you will need to re-register for the new DPS.

About the buyer


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