Suppliers alerted to HS2 contracts worth £1bn


HS2 has published details of more than 300 work packages its construction partners will procure in the next 18 months. 

Credit: HS2.

The procurement pipeline, worth more than £1 billion, notifies potential suppliers of various contract opportunities on the major rail project in the year ahead. 

Details include estimated contract value (£1 million to £500 million+), procurement start date and location for each package of work, so firms can gauge their interest well before procurement begins. 

Contact details for HS2’s six construction partners are also provided, and speculative conversations are encouraged to help prospective bidders understand the detailed requirements. 

Subcontract opportunities are posted on CompeteFor approximately two weeks before the procurement process begins – and companies interested in winning work are encouraged to register their details there. 

For information and advice about becoming a supplier, see HS2’s Supplier Guide. 

“Forward planning is absolutely crucial for businesses, so we’ve worked closely with our stations and civils contractors to develop a simple procurement pipeline setting out what we’ll need and when,” said Robin Lapish, HS2’s supply chain lead. 

“There’s a huge variety of contracts on offer, from scaffolding and landscaping to structural steelworks and platform floors. We want more UK businesses to benefit and encourage those that haven’t already registered as an HS2 supplier to take a look at what’s coming.” 

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