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Housing Tender Return (HTR) and Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index (SSHTPI)

Information about the Housing Tender Return (HTR) and Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index (SSHTPI)


The Housing Tender Return and the Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index Quarterly Briefing are updated and published quarterly.

The current versions of the two documents together with a description of the Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index are downloadable from the links below.

Housing Tender Return (HTR)

Applications for grant funding for social rent, mid-market rent and new supply shared equity construction projects, being delivered through the traditional grant-subsidised programme, should be submitted by Local Authorities and RSLs through the Scottish Government Housing and Regeneration Programmes “HARP” system.

The Housing Tender Return (HTR) form is an integral part of the funding application.  The objective of the HTR form is to compare actual tendered construction works costs with indicative costs.  The indicative costs in the HTR are founded on base table costs which are updated quarterly using location and inflationary indices included, and known, as the Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index Quarterly Report (SSHTPI).

All grant applicants must complete and upload a current version of the Housing Tender Return form as part of the grant application.

Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index (SSHTPI)

The Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index measures the movement in construction costs of social housing in Scotland.  The index is based on analysing the construction costs in accepted tenders for affordable housing.  The results are published in the Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index Quarterly Report which is dated according to the last month of the calendar quarter represented.

Note:

The Housing Tender Return - January 2022 and Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index Quarterly Briefing - December 2021 were not published in January 2022, (for the 4th calendar quarter of 2021).  This was due to a combination, of no new projects and low sample sizes during the period.

Index continuity is, however, maintained within the tables as currently issued.

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