Published date: 14 December 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: 25 January 2022, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Buildings of particular historical or architectural interest - 45212350

  • Architectural, engineering and surveying services - 71250000

  • Architectural and building-surveying services - 71251000

    • Building surveying services - 71315300

    • Geophysical surveys of archaeological sites - 71351720

    • Topographical services - 71351810

    • Topographical surveys of archaeological sites - 71351811

    • Photogeology services - 71351911

    • Photogrammetry services - 71355100

    • Research services - 73110000

    • Aerial photography services - 79961200

    • Specialised photography services - 79961300

    • Preservation services of historical sites and buildings - 92522000

    • Preservation services of historical sites - 92522100

    • Preservation services of historical buildings - 92522200

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £400,000

Procurement reference

IT-514-16-P/REF 00000016

Published date

14 December 2021

Closing date

25 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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Historic England wishes to establish framework agreements for a range of metric survey services carried out on historic sites and monuments. The services under the framework agreements fall into the following categories:

Lot 1. Image Based Survey including photogrammetric cover of building fabric, elevations, ceilings and floors. Precise co-ordinate control by use of marked control targets and detail points. Photo cover and control commensurate with up to 1:20 scale photogrammetric output. 1.1 Orthophotographic output including provision of digital elevation model (DEM) data.

Lot 2: Low Level Aerial Photography: For inspection and mapping. Minimum height 2 metres to maximum height 120 metres

Lot 3. Topographic Survey of historic landscapes and sites at 1:200 and 1:100 scales using terrestrial techniques.

Lot 4. Measured Building Survey in the form of plans, sections, elevations and sectional elevations at 1:50 and 1:20 scales.

Consultants are required to be conversant with all aspects of metric survey described above as applied to historic buildings and landscapes, with specific understanding of the Lot(s) for which they wish to be considered.

The contract period will be 3 years, commencing April 2022, with the option to extend for a further year by mutual agreement with the suppliers. The total overall expenditure on these services is estimated to be in the region of 100 000 GPB per annum (please note that this figure is given for guidance only and cannot be guaranteed).

Services under the frameworks will also be ordered by English Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland.

It is envisaged that the top scoring 6 to 8 suppliers from the selection process, for each lot will be invited to tender.

We anticipate that 4-6 suppliers for each lot will then be appointed as framework suppliers.

More information


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Suppliers interested in this opportunity should register at in order to express interest and download documentation.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

David Andrews


Firefly Avenue
United Kingdom


(0)1904 601956