Drone Photography Contract

Drone Photography Contract

To appoint a fully licensed, insured and experienced drone photography firm.

appointment of drone photographer – borough wide services for a 3-year appointment

Contract summary



    • Site-development work – 45111291
    • Architectural services for buildings – 71221000
    • Building surveying services – 71315300

Location of contract


Value of contract

£5,000 to £30,000

Procurement reference

WAV – 032270

Published date

2 March 2021

Closing date

19 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

28 March 2021

Contract end date

2 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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Waverley Borough Council is seeking to appoint a fully licensed, insured and experienced drone photography firm that can offer its Housing Development Team a flexible, professional and high quality service. The council has undertaken an increasing volume of affordable home development, mainly on its own land / sites. Such development takes place in “full view” of its stakeholders that include residents, tenants, the surrounding community and its councillors and those officers involved in the day-to-day management of such projects.

Over the last three years, drone photography providing still images, panoramic views and latterly interactive web-based footage has proved extremely useful and powerful marketing and project management tool. Images, such as those reproduced below, can in a single shot convey the scale and quality of the council’s developments. Such images have been used for a bi-monthly newsletter; to identify boundary and adjacency issues and to support planning applications, consultancy procurement and a wide range of correspondence.

The council is now looking to renew an existing 3-year appointment for a further three years with a drone photography firm and develop this approach to council media engagement.

This tender is to be completed electronically using the SE Shared Services Procurement eSourcing portal.


The SE Shared Services eSourcing portal provides a web-based tool that provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing tendering and quotation activities reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and Potential Bidders. The portal allows for tender clarifications and submitting your bid electronically.

In order to bid for this opportunity you will need to register your company on the SE Shared Services portal. format is also desired that gives the council the ability to showcase its new homes with ‘fly-through’ video tours and other web-based platforms such as time-lapse photography recording demolition and new development works. These requirements are set out in detail below.

It is expected that tenderers will be fully licensed and where applicable hold the latest industry-recognised accreditation and insurance levels. This is especially important to the council in the new climate of privacy, the EU Human Rights entitlements and what can or cannot be recorded as data.


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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Mark Constable (WAV)


United Kingdom


01483 523076