Bid race starts for £900m HS2 enabling works

Grant Prior 5 years ago

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;
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

Further information can be obtained by emailing

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

For full details click here

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