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Seven HS2 civils bidders seek suppliers for £900m enabling works

Representatives from the seven companies currently in the running to win three packages of HS2 contracts worth £900m are keen to meet with potential subcontractors and suppliers at a meeting in Birmingham early next month.

Held by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) at the NEC, the meeting on 3 February will allow the contracting teams to find companies will the specific capabilities needed to deliver works on the first phase of the London-Birmingham route.

The event will be held immediately before the seven firms are formally issued invitations to tender for the works, allowing potential suppliers the time and chance to provide greater details of what services they offer.

Ideally this will open the door to future investment when successful bidders are revealed later this year.

CECA’s chief executive, Alasdair Reisner, said: “The delivery of HS2 offers opportunities for supply chain companies from across the UK, and will create significant demand on key competencies.

“We wanted to ensure that those companies with the right abilities had the chance to put themselves in contention to work as a supplier on these substantial contracts.”

The seven contractors are particularly looking for specialists in:

  • Demolition & site clearance
  • Fencing
  • Security
  • Environmental services
  • Remediation
  • Utilities
  • Bulk excavation
  • Civils subcontracting
  • Highways surfacing and construction
  • Exhumations
  • Structure (bridges/buildings) strengthening specialists
  • Acoustic specialist installation for sound protection work to properties
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Habitat and species relocations
  • Soft and Hard Landscaping
  • Management of invasive plants: Japanese knotweed and hogwood
  • Diversity and inclusion specialist training providers
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Existing building surveys
  • Temporary road diversion
  • De-vegetation
  • Waterway diversion
  • Compounds and access roads
  • Temporary works including bridges
  • Geotechnical surveys

Companies wishing to take part in the event must book their place before 27 January by emailing with the subject ‘HS2’ to receive further details.


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