Published date: 9 November 2021

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.

Closing: 6 December 2021, 9:05am

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£80,000 to £100,000

Procurement reference

P/REF 00000009

Published date

9 November 2021

Closing date

6 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

19 December 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Over summer 2022, Historic England will bring music to the high street. We want to bring special and diverse places together to help people feel pride in their high street. Through a series of commissions, new music will be created that celebrates the high street and encourages people to spend time there by capturing what is unique about the heritage and culture of 6-10 High Street Heritage Action Zones. The new musical outputs will be performed on the high streets, potentially coinciding with a national event such as Make Music Day or National High Streets Day (details and dates TBC). The musical outputs will be recorded and held on a platform such as Sound Cloud, to be made available online via partner and/or Historic England's websites.
We want this commission to help people reconnect with their high streets, seeing them as places that can thrive and are of relevance to them and their lives. We want to inspire people to take action to support the high streets local to them.

The work and outputs from the commission will be considered for submission into the Historic England Archive, the nation's archive for records of England's historic buildings, archaeology and social history.

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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Charlie Garratt


Firefly Avenue
United Kingdom