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This is a notice of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) intention to proceed with a proposed programme of research for 2011-12.
The programme will cover core policy areas of housing, planning, localism and decentralisation, economic growth and local economic development, fire and resilience, sustainable buildings and climate change.
This year there is a different process for bidding for external research contracts. DCLG will not be seeking expressions of interest for individual projects. Instead, in accordance with the new transparency agenda, (and to give all organisations the chance to submit a competitive tender for any of the projects), all our projects will be advertised, in open competition, on the Government’s ‘Contracts Finder’ website.