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HS2 Rail - £7bn worth of tenders set to go out!

Aug 11, 2015

The HS2 rail project is set to put out £7bn worth of tenders for European construction companies to bid for multi-million pound contracts supplying tunnels, viaducts and project management. Click here to read the article in full. Following the Government’s announcements on Phase Two of HS2, connecting Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds, dubbed HS3, HS2 Ltd has already awarded a series of multi-million pound contracts, including: Lot 1 – covering engineering services for the west leg of the route, from Birmingham to Manchester. Awarded to: AECOM Ltd Value: £3.1m Lot 1 – covering engineering services for the east leg of the route, from Birmingham to Leeds. Awarded to: Mott MacDonald Value: £3.2m The Lot 1 contracts have been awarded to March 2015 and will include the work to refine the route proposals post consultation on Phase Two. Lot 2 – covering environmental services for both legs of the route. The purpose of this contract is to develop the sound demonstrations to be used as part of the Phase Two consultation. Awarded to: Arup For more information on what the HS2 is looking for, please click here to take a look at the Supplier Guide. It is noted within the guide that they ‘expect 60% of contract opportunities arising in the supply chain to be awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises’. With indirect supply chain opportunities being advertised on Tender specialists, Thornton & Lowe, has been working alongside a range of companies over the past 18 months, to support them to succeed in a variety of contracts. For information on contracts available, please contact a member of the team at, or click here to visit the Rail section of our website.

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