Published date: 17 December 2019

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 date: 28 January 2020

Contract summary


  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£30k - £35k

Published date

17 December 2019

Closing date

28 January 2020

Contract start date

10 February 2020

Contract end date

12 February 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Historic England has carried out Heritage at Risk work for a number of years. Many of our projects end up including communities and volunteers to enable grant-aided repair to 'at risk' buildings to be completed. These projects are reported, anecdotally, as galvanising communities and creating positive community benefits. However this aspect of the work has not been measured or formally considered and the idea of the projects having 'wellbeing' outcomes as well as historic building outcomes has previously not been embedded in a project from the beginning in the majority of cases.

This project is designed to revisit some of these cases using grounded theory to retrospectively evaluate the kinds of qualitative social benefits such projects have achieved. The goal is to help understand how the processes in developing Heritage at Risk projects can be amended to develop intentional, measured and targeted wellbeing outcomes.

About the buyer

Contact name

Caroline Howarth


The Engine House
Firefly Avenue
United Kingdom




Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

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

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 28 January 2020