Published date: 10 August 2021

This notice was replaced on 10 August 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 30 May 2022)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Real estate services - 70000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 August 2021

Closing date

13 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

4 November 2021

Contract end date

29 December 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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The new First Homes Affordable Housing scheme will seek to support eligible first-time buyers to buy a home for a discount of at least 30% compared to the open market price. Full details of the scheme can found here.

The First Homes discount will be registered on each home title in perpetuity.

This notice relates to a First Homes Pilot scheme for 2021-23 that will deliver an estimated 1,500 First Homes for sale. The early pilot delivery will provide learning to Homes England to assist the national implementation of First Homes which will deliver at scale via the planning system.

Homes England intends to procure house builders to offer Pilot First Homes for sale from summer 2021 with the support of Homes England grant funding estimated to be up to £150m. These Pilot First Homes made available in this way will be from homes intended for market sale (not any Affordable Housing provision already agreed between builders and Local Authorities) discounted by 30%, marketed as First Homes and purchased by eligible buyers.

This opportunity may be access via Homes England's etendering system, ProContract ( ) by searching for reference number DN531227.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mike Scott


St James Boulevard