Condition Data Collection Programme, Department for Education

We were appointed on the Condition Data Collection (CDC) Programme as one of four surveying organisations to undertake a survey of the state maintained school estate across England.

 The detailed condition, contextual and building mangement data being collected is providing the Department for Education with powerful information to understand the degradation of the school  estate over time, what effect and impact the department's investment is having, and provide robust evidence to support the case for future investment. 

The CDC is the largest condition data collection programmes undertaken in the UK, and possibly Europe.  To handle the large volume of data we collected, we developed an integrated programme management interface (IPMI) which keeps track of all data along the full programme workflow, including school appointment confirmations, survey resource allocations, the status of data collected, and quality assurance progress.

Access and modify rights to data and information relavent to their workflow is given to all project management office and survey resource utilised on the progamme. Everything is time stamped and all actions are given owners to ensure we can track and monitor our own performance against the programme KPIs. The IPMI allows us to interrogate and revise our processes to maximise efficiencies throughout the workflow.

We developed a collaborative approach to the programme and worked with the other framework providers on quarterly continuous improvement sessions to allow knowledge and best practice sharing.

Performance KPI’s show that we have performed very strongly on the programme. 

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