Major Projects

Register your interest

English Heritage runs a number of programmes of works for maintenance and repair of the buildings it cares for and welcomes applications from skilled companies wanting to tender for projects. There may also be other tendering requirements covering related goods, services or works including Estates, Marketing, National Projects, Fleet and Resources (IT, HR, Finance).

Supplier Charter

Our Supplier Charter is intended to ensure that our goals and those of the many companies we engage with are aligned. It sets out both our commitments and those that we expect from our suppliers and their subcontractors in return.

Read here about our commitment to creating a fairer and more sustainable supply chain that will help keep the story of England alive for future generations to enjoy.

Routine Cyclical and Planned Maintenance

There is a huge amount of work needed to keep our historic places safe and secure with a lot of routine maintenance tasks done throughout the year. We use a local network of contractors for this work who provide services speedily at competitive prices.

Minor Conservation and Repair

We have a programme of small projects aimed at essential repairs. The value of projects is usually less than £20,000 but can be up to £100,000.

English Heritage does not hold an approved suppliers list, but with low value orders for services and works, which are not available through existing contracts and framework agreements, we source suitable suppliers who have registered their details on our e-procurement system In-tend. You are welcome to register your details here.

Major Conservation and Repair

Every year English Heritage undertakes a small number of major conservation and repair projects worth more than £100,000. These contracts are procured via open competitive tender. The tender process is subject to a thorough evaluation and is awarded to the most suitable contractor who offers best value for money, not necessarily lowest price.

Other Goods, Services or Works

Our current policy requires us to run a competitive procurement for contracts valued over £5k in total. Contracts are advertised openly on our procurement system and meet Government transparency requirements, including advertising via Find a Tender or Contracts Finder when necessary. Suppliers can register their interest on our system and will be sent automatic notifications when open tenders are being sought.

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