On 12 January 2017 the EFA announced details regarding the new Condition Data Collection programme. In their bulletin they said:-
Surveyors contracted by EFA are set to begin visiting schools in February as part of Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme.
The CDC is the successor to the Property Data Survey (PDS) programme, which ran between 2012 and 2014. The programme will visit every school in England over the next three years to collect building condition data, information about building management and compliance documentation, and other contextual information.
This information will be used by DfE and EFA to help inform future condition funding allocations, and will also help us to understand more fully, the nature, use and management of the education estate.
Schools will be contacted at least 35 days prior to their planned visit date by their surveying organisation and will be asked to complete an online CDC school questionnaire before the surveyors’ visit.
Should any schools who are signed up to Concept Education Services want any help completing the online CDC, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01902 539888. We can also arrange for a member of the Concept team to be on site to meet with the EFA surveyor should schools need any further support.