There will be thousands of opportunities available within the HS2 supply chain across many business sectors, requiring a wide range of capabilities and suitable for suppliers of all sizes over several years.
In the West Midlands, the Phase 1 construction requirements will include:
In addition, there is a range of connectivity projects aimed at maximising the benefits of HS2 to the whole region including the £250m expansion of the Midland Metro.
Where to find opportunities
The current procurement opportunities are primarily available direct from HS2 Ltd, Laing-Murphy (LM), the enabling works contractor, and Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV), the main works civils contractor. To find out more click on the links below.
What suppliers need to know
Businesses looking to work with HS2 Ltd, or Tier One contractors will be required to meet companies will have to meet a range of criteria. For guidance and advice, follow the links below.
Where to go for support
There are three WMCA Growth Hubs, which are able to provide a range of support to businesses, including an HS2 Ready audit, training and access to finance:
In addition, businesses can access further support from:
Supply Chain Summit
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd were delighted to co-host a supply chain summit for West Midlands SME’s on 14 October 2020.
You can rewatch the event below and download the complete slide deck.