Minimum of 18 contracts up for grabs by December 2022
HS2 is set to award at least £6bn of construction work by the end of 2022.
According to data published on the railway’s website, the £100bn project will award 18 railway system and construction contracts in the next two years, underlying the importance of the project as the industry struggles to bounce back from the covid-19 crisis.
Procurement is yet to start on seven on these, while the process is already underway on the remaining 11.
Future HS2 contract opportunities
|Category||Description||Procurement Route||Status||Indicative Procurement Start Date||Indicative Contract Award Date||Value category (highest-lowest)|
|Railway Systems||Track: Switches & Crossings||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||Jul-20||Q4 2021||£50m - £100m|
|Railway Systems||HV Power Distribution (inc. Traction Power Infrastructure - Feeder Stations and Lineside ATFS)||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||Aug-20||Q3 2022||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Network Integrated Control Centre (NICC) Building & Washwood Heath Depot (WWH)||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||Sep-20||Q4 2022||£100m - £250m|
|Railway Systems||Engineering Management System / SCADA Integrated Solution||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||Oct-20||Q2 2022||£10m - £50m|
|Construction||HS2 Phase One Stations (Birmingham Interchange)||TBC||Not started||Q3 2020||Q1 2022||£100m - £250m|
|Railway Systems||Track Installation: Lot 4 (Phase 2a)||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||TBC||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Track: Long-Welded Rail||Negotiated OJEU||Not started||TBC||£250m - £500m|
Source: HS2 Ltd
Eight of the contracts where procurement are in the prequalification questionnaire (PPQ) stage, while shortlists have already been announced for the other three.
The highest value deal is the £570m contract to build the railway’s Birmingham terminus at Curzon Street.
Other notable deals already underway include the £465m deal for lifts and escalators at phase one stations and the £350m contract for tunnel and lineside M&E.
The other deals with shortlists (see below) already in place are the £40m job to provide cross passage doors and a £200m contract for the pre-cast slab track system.
|Category||Description||Procurement Route||Status||Contract Award Date||Tenderers/Awarded Suppliers||Indicative Budget||Value category|
|Railway Systems||Pre-cast Slab Track System (open route) - design, manufacture and supply||ITT in evaluation||Q2 2020||
|£200m||£100m - £250m|
|Railway Systems||Cross Passage Doors||ITT in evaluation||Q3 2020||
|£30m - £40m||£10m - £50m|
|Construction||HS2 Phase One Stations: Design & Build (Birmingham Curzon Street)||Negotiated OJEU||ITT||2021||
|£570m||£500m - £3bn|
|Construction||Phase One Stations — Framework Agreement for Lifts and Escalators||PQQ||2021||TBC||£465m||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Tunnel and Lineside Mechanical & Electrical (M&E)||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q1 2022||TBC||£350m||£250 - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Track Installation (Phase One, Lot 1 Urban)||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q2 2022||TBC||£400m||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Track Installation (Phase One, Lot 2 Central)||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q2 2022||TBC||£400m||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Track Installation (Phase One, Lot 3 North)||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q2 2022||TBC||£400m||£250m - £500m|
|Railway Systems||Overhead Catenary System (OCS)||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q2 2022||TBC||£200m||£100m - £250m|
|Railway Systems||Control, Command & Signalling (CCS) and Traffic Management||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q3 2022||TBC||£540m||£500m - £3bn|
|Railway Systems||Operational Telecommunication and Security Systems||Negotiated OJEU||PQQ||Q3 2022||TBC||£300m||£250m - £500m|
Source: HS2 Ltd
The highest value deals yet to be awarded include track installation for phase 2a, the section of the line that will run from the West Midlands to Crewe, which is worth up to £500m.
Another deal worth up to £500m to provide high voltage power distribution including traction power infrastructure is set to start procurement next month.
Procurement for a £100m deal to provide the switches and crossings on the track is expected to start before the end of this month.