Explanation of data fields and definitions

Departments were asked to provide project / programme level responses to the questions set out below in a spreadsheet template, using the following guidance.



Sector / sub-sector / sub-group

Drop-down list for sector (eg Education / Energy/Transport) and if applicable, specify further using the ‘sub-sector’ and ‘sub-group’.

Programme Name


Project Name


Number of Projects in Programme

If entry is a single project, this will be 1. If entry is a programme the number of projects covered by the programme will be entered.

Project Summary

Description of project.


An English region; a devolved nation within the UK; UK-wide; or overseas.

Town / City






Asset Ownership

Private, Public, or Public/Private. This refers to the ultimate ownership of the asset, not the origins of the funding nor the status of the delivery body. If ownership is complex, the most appropriate response is selected.

Economically regulated investment

Yes / no (generally relevant to infrastructure only)

Funding Source(s)

Public / private / combination

Earliest Construction Start Date


Funding Status

Eg Proposed / planned / confirmed etc

Current forecast date in service

When the asset will become available to the user.

On schedule

Is the programme/project on track to meet planned dates for construction / service: yes / no / unknown etc.

Total capex cost all funding (£m)

This includes land / property acquisition, client, consultant & contractor costs, contingency, VAT.

Total capex cost publicly funded, if different (£m)

Total public investment / support (where relevant). Focus on CDEL unless alternate measure more appropriate (e.g. CDEL+RDEL). Other information, e.g. PFI credits are provided separately if available.

2014/15 (£m)

Projected spend

2015/16 (m)

Projected spend

Total 2014 to 2016

Projected spend

2016 to 2020 Estimated (£m)

Projected spend

Beyond 2020 Estimated (£m)

Projected spend

Estimate status

Status of the cost information that has been reported, eg Pre-project / Concept / Pre-procurement / Bid price.

Basis of costs

State whether cost values are Nominal or Real

Base year

Of projected spend.

Planned Procurement Route

Eg Framework , PFI. If complex, details given in the “notes” column.

Expiry Date for Existing Frameworks


Procuring Authority


Public Source for further details

Where the supply chain can obtain further information about the project / programme.

Web address for further information on programme / project


Data source(s)

List the source(s) of the information that has been provided.


Including description where response to earlier question is other.