Published date: 24 May 2023

Last edited date: 24 May 2023

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: 7 June 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Data services - 72300000

  • Data capture services - 72313000

  • Data collection and collation services - 72314000

Location of contract

NP10 8XG

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 May 2023

Closing date

7 June 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

30 October 2023

Contract end date

29 October 2025

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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ONS currently has separate contracts with two different commercial providers providing similar data on UK businesses and their links to domestic and overseas parents and subsidiaries. (Business Groups).
This procurement intends to fulfil requirements with a single supplier and will enable the authority to improve the quality and usefulness of official statistics on the financial sector and international investment.
ONS is seeking to establish a contract with an organisation that can provide the following data and information as a minimum: -
o Linkages of Businesses (legal entities) based on share ownership. To include all UK businesses and their links to both domestic and foreign entities based on a threshold of 10% or greater voting share ownership. This will form a group of businesses linked by ownership.
o Required variables for all businesses would include as a minimum legal name, address, Company Registration Number, classification, date on incorporation, active maker/status.
o Corresponding financial data (balance sheet and profit and loss account information) for the UK businesses (ideally on an individual company rather than a consolidated basis).
o ONS require suppliers to provide unique business identifiers (not proprietary) which will allow ONS to replicate the linkages on internal systems. For example, data will be held on our Statistical Business Register which is the main sampling frame for ONS economic surveys.
o ONS are also looking to seek information from organisations who can provide an API function to potentially access/receive linkage information and financial asset data in a live feed.
ONS has a number of questions relating to APIs, these questions will help inform and develop the requirements.

More information


Additional text

Please register on ONS's e-tendering portal - . You will then be able to 'express an interest' in this project (all current projects can be found under 'Current Tenders').

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Clare Jones


Government Buildings
Cardiff Road
NP10 8XG
United Kingdom


01633 651633