Bechtel and eight joint ventures in the running for civil engineering contracts
HS2 has invited all nine shortlisted bidders to tender for up to £12bn of enabling works.
The bidders include eight joint ventures - featuring the likes of Balfour Beatty, Sir Robert McAlpine and Carillion - and a lone bid by Bechtel (see full list of bidders below).
The civil engineering contracts for the 140 miles from London to Birmingham are expected to be signed in 2017, with the start of work on site one year later.
Firms that deliver the best results in terms of value and efficiency will be eligible to bid for work on an additional 40 miles between Birmingham and Crewe, due to open in 2027.
Full list of bidders
Lot S1 – ‘Euston Tunnels and Approaches’ (£600m - £900m)
CEK; Fusion; Momentum; SCS
Lot S2 – ‘Northolt Tunnels’ (£850m – £1.4bn)
Align; CEK; Fusion; SCS
Lot C1 – ‘Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct’ (£800m – £1.3bn)
Align; BBV; LFM; SCS
Lot C2 – ‘North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley’ (£800m – £1.3bn)
Align; BBV; CEK; Momentum
Lot C3 – ‘Brackley to Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel South Portal’ (£600m – £900m)
ASL; Bechtel; CEK; Align; Momentum
Lot N1 – ‘Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel to Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur’ (£900m – £1.5bn)
BBV; Fusion; LFM; SCS
Lot N2 – ‘Delta Junction to West Coast Main Line Tie-in’ (£800m – £1.3bn)
BBV; Fusion; LFM; Momentum
Key to JVs
Align - Bouygues, VolkerFitzpatrick, Sir Robert McAlpine
ASL - Acciona Infraestructuras, John Sisk & Son, Lagan Construction Group
BBV - Balfour Beatty, Vinci, BeMo Tunnelling
CEK - Carillion, Eiffage, Kier
Fusion - Morgan Sindall, Bam Nuttall, Ferrovial
LFM - Laing O’Rourke, FCC, J Murphy & Sons
Momentum - Dragados, Hochtief, Galliford Try
SCS - Skanska, Costain, Strabag