Please see the following link for an Invitation to participate in the National Benchmarking Study
For those of you that were able to attend the Twickenham November 2013 conference, you will recall me mentioning the cost benchmarking exercise that had been undertaken on behalf of EBDOG which featured new school projects built over the last two years. This has proved useful and we have now collected further sample of projects to expand the study. This work has been undertaken in conjunction with colleagues from the LGA National Procurement Strategy Group for construction, who have kindly offered resources to support the work. As a result East Riding Council has agreed to collate the data in conjunction with Hampshire County Council’s Property Services Team.
I hope the widening of this work will allow us to formulate a significant data set that will provide a powerful and credible case to Central Government on the actual cost of school buildings. The output of the study will also be used in future publications of the Cabinet Office Cost and Data Benchmarking Task Group. I attach a link to the most recent publication of this work for your information: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/construction-cost-benchmark-data
To further the study we are now into Stage 2 Outturn Cost information, we have now asked for further information on your previously submitted schemes. The plan is to complete this second stage May 2015 and then to publish the results of the study in the summer.
I would like to thank those of you that have already provided data as part of the earlier study and confirm that there is no need to resubmit data already provided.
Please direct any questions to Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in anticipation for your co-operation and assistance. I look forward to seeing you at our next conference in Weston-Super-Mare on 6th November 2015.