Formerly known as the BIS Construction Price and Cost Indices/BERR Construction Price and Cost Indices, the Public Sector Price and Cost Indices are basic tools of the trade for anyone involved in estimating, cost checking and fee negotiation on public sector construction works including roads. (Also formerly known as Quarterly Price & Cost Indices for Construction Works).

Indices can be selected as a group and viewed in both table and graphical format and downloaded in PDF or CSV file.

Includes information on:

BCIS Index Series

PUBSEC Indices
- Building Tender Price Indices
- Location Study of Building Tender Price Indices
- Function Study of Building Tender Price Indices
- Forecasts are provided for the PUBSEC TPI for  Non-Housing

- Road Construction Tender Price Indices

BCIS will produce and publish a continuation series based on the same project data, using a similar methodology as the existing series, BCIS is exploring improved methods or calculate Location factors, Road type factors and Value factors. The existing factors will not be updated; the last published factors can be used in the short term and further advice will be published in due course.

- All Construction Resource Cost Indices

- Building Non-Housing Resource Cost Indices

- House Building Resource Cost Indices

- Road Construction Resource Cost Indices

- Infrastructure Resource Cost Indices

- Building Maintenance Non-Housing Resource Cost Indices

- House Building Maintenance Resource Cost Indices

- Projected Formula VOP Indices

BIS Index Series
As part of the service RICS publish the ‘new generation’ of the BIS Indices when available.

These indices cover:
-‘Input Cost Indices’, which are based on material and plant costs to contractors and
construction average weekly earnings. There are separate indices for each sector
based on a different, un-weighted, mix of materials and plant and different
weightings for labour material and plant.

-‘Output Prices Indices’ based on the Input Cost Indices adjusted by a market factor.
The market factor is derived from statistics on employment, output and average

The service also allows access to superseded versions of indices within our archive. The archive includes the previous generation of BIS Output Indices.

The service provides news updates on the indices and guidance on how they should be applied.

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