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HS2 Notice to Proceed and supply chain opportunities

We have been asked to forward this update from Marcus King | Engagement Manager Phase 2b Lot 3 | HS2 Ltd on to our network.         

I am writing to let you know about a series of webinars our Business Engagement team is running that aim to help local businesses navigate the HS2 supply chain and better understand some of the things that we are looking for from suppliers. 

You may have read recently that Phase One of High Speed Two has been given Notice to Proceed by the Government, which means that the main construction work for the section of route between London and the West Midlands can begin. This is a major step forward for the project and will bring an estimated 400,000 supply chain contract opportunities for UK businesses for this phase alone.  Around two thirds of these businesses are expected to be small and medium sized.

As part of our commitment to being a good neighbour, we are keen to help businesses within our local communities benefit from opportunities, such as these, that High Speed Two will create. The National Infrastructure Commission is still undertaking its review of Phase 2b of the Project, known as the Integrated Rail Plan. However, as this map shows, there are already businesses from across the UK that have won work so far as part of these supply chain opportunities, including with the Phase 2b communities.  

At each event listed below, attendees will hear from a different expert speaker, and also be able to take part in a Q&A session. These webinar sessions, which we are calling ‘Work With Us Wednesday’, are available to anyone who wishes to learn more about these opportunities and are free of charge.

Date Time Event Link
24 June 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Top tips on bidding for work on the HS2 project   Register here  
1 July 2020 11.00 – 11.45 An introduction to CompeteFor – HS2’s business brokerage platform Register here  
8 July 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Upskill with Supply Chain Sustainability School Register here  
15 July 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Understand why communities are important Register here  
22 July 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Understand health & safety commitments Register here  
29 July 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Understand environmental commitments Register here  
5 August 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Understand equality, diversion & inclusion (EDI) commitments Register here  
12 August 2020 11.00 – 11.45 Understand skills, education and employment commitments Register here  

To let HS2 know about your business, and to find out more about how we are working with local business communities you can visit www.hs2.org.uk/local-business, or contact the HS2 Business Engagement Team on either localbusiness@hs2.org.uk or 07407 279 116.

To see live contract opportunities related to the project register at www.competefor.com/hs2

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