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HS2 announce 2016 roadshows for potential suppliers

HS2 have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 Regional Supply Chain Roadshows.

Potential suppliers from both large companies and SMEs can attend the roadshows, meet HS2 Ltd representatives and discuss the type of packages available and the best way to bid for contracts with HS2.

HS2 recently advertised two new contracts worth £500m, one for a project management partner and one for a civils design contract.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd commercial director, said: “Building HS2 is a massive long-term project, one that offers a huge opportunity for British businesses to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts.

“To construct HS2 and bring it to life will require a vast range of skills and expertise.  Put simply, HS2 is an investment in our infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and drive regional regeneration.”

Last year’s roadshows were attended by around 250 companies.

HS2 is set to go ahead after the HS2 Bill passed the House of Commons last month.

The UK government is also seeking to promote the role of British steel companies in competing for HS2 contracts.

The dates and locations of the 2016 roadshows are:

  • Liverpool – Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tuesday 10 May, 12.00pm-4pm
  • Leicester – King Power Stadium, Wednesday 11 May, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Milton Keynes – Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Thursday 12 May, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Leeds – Carriageworks Theatre, Wednesday 18 May, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Gateshead – Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Thursday 19 May, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • North Wales, Ewloe – Village Hotel, Chester St Davids, Tuesday 28 June, 12.00pm-4pm
  • Bristol – At- Bristol Science Centre, Thursday 30 June, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Cambridge – Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Tuesday 5 July, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • London – Venue tbc, Wednesday 6 July, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Coventry – The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Thursday 7 July, 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Aberdeen – September (date and venue tbc)

(Image c. HS2 Ltd)


Richard Vere-Compton   12/04/2016 at 22:43

HS2. Should be only about :- 3 projects??. One is to send all the rain water from Leeds/Manchester ?. down through a super water main, that ruins under the track bed. Now add a f/optic main, and a Hydrogen/Gas main. Two the Armed Forces, could use the high speed link to get Boots on the ground in North Africa. Three and a few extra stations along the way, and then develop the land for cheap housing for the masses??. Now you could sell all that to the Banks and the generail public

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