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Public Sector Price and Cost Indices

Public Sector Price and Cost Indices

A basic tool of the trade for anyone involved in estimating, cost checking and fee negotiation on public sector construction works including roads

It will help you

Estimate, cost check and negotiate fees on public sector construction works including roads.

What's included

  • Select indices as a group and view in both table and graphical format and downloaded in PDF or CSV file
  • Access to superseded versions of indices within our archive
  • The previous generation of BIS Output Indices
  • News updates on the indices and guidance on how they should be applied

Formerly known as:

  • BIS Construction Price and Cost Indices/BERR Construction Price and Cost Indices
  • Quarterly Price & Cost Indices for Construction Works


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 earnings


Based on the number of people in your organisation not the number of users. Prices exclude VAT.


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