Bid race starts for £900m HS2 enabling works

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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The contract race has started for £900m of enabling works on the HS2 high-speed rail scheme.

The work has been packaged-up into three regions covering the North, Central and South areas of HS2 Phase 1.

Each work package is worth £300m and will last four years with the option of a two-year extension.

An OJEU notice for the scheme listed the work available as:

The scope of works includes but is not limited to:
Project Management, Construction Management and Design Management activities, including but not limited to:
— Planning;
— Gaining consents, approvals and assurances;
— Programming;
— Reporting.
Design support to the enabling works activities;
— Multiple utilities diversions, including but not limited to:
— Detailed designs;
— Planning and noticing;
— Diversion construction including the installation of temporary bridges.
Site Clearance including but not limited to:
— Bulk excavations;
— Site levelling and provision of hardstand;
— Removal of fauna; trees and bushes;
— Contaminated land removal and disposal;
— Removal of invasive plants including but not limited to Japanese Knotweed and Hogweed.
Ground remediation;
Demolition of buildings and other structures, including but not limited to:
— Planning;
— Surveying;
— Asbestos surveys and removal;
— Demolition works;
— Disposal.
Construction of site compounds and logistics areas (lorry handling areas);
Construction of batching plants;
Highway construction, realignments, diversions, including but not limited to:
— New highways;
— Haul roads;
— Site accesses;
— Slip roads;
— Construction of car parks;
— Design, planning, consents etc. of above.
Footpath and bridleway construction, realignments, diversions, including but not limited to;
— Planning;
— construction.
Construction of security fencing and installation of security systems;
Structural reinforcement, including but not limited to bridge strengthening, building reinforcement, temporary support of structures;
Planting stock;
Environmental surveys and works, including but not limited to:
— Environmental surveys;
— Habitat and species relocations; including but not limited to landscaping, planting and pond creation.
Archaeological investigations, surveys and works;
Exhumations;
Instrumentation and monitoring, including but not limited to:
— Buildings and structures settlement monitoring;
— Noise, dust and vibration monitoring;
— Data recording and management (database creation and management).
‘Watercourse’ activities, including but not limited to:
— Modelling;
— Surveying;
— Bed strengthening;
— Diversions and realignment.
Purchasing long lead material items;
Providing a storage facility for materials and plant;
Specialist Security Services.

Applications to tender must be made by April 23 using the electronic tender service http://www.hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained by emailing hs2procurement@hs2.org.uk

HS2 has also started the search for the overall engineering delivery partner for phase one worth up to £450m in fees.

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