HS2 launches first virtual ‘Meet the Contractor’ event

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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HS2 has switched its next major meet the contractor event online as the project gears up to appoint key subcontract packages and do deals with suppliers

It is estimated that there will be over 400,000 contract opportunities throughout the supply chain and HS2 is offering suppliers and subcontractors over 1,000 one-to-one online meetings with HS2 contractors.

Over the next two years, there will be contracts requiring many different disciplines from water and drainage systems to habitat creation and site catering as well as traditional construction and engineering contracts.

The four-day event will takes place on 23-26 November. It will begin with three days of webinar sessions including updates on the HS2 programme, presentations by HS2 contractors and webinars showcasing work to take place across the project.

The final day will offer potential contractors the opportunity to find out how to get involved via 15 minute 1-to-1 meetings with HS2’s four Main Works Civil Contractors and the two Stations Construction Partners.

Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd said: “This year’s ‘Meet the Contractor’ event will be the biggest ever and we would like to see businesses from across the UK register for the opportunity to talk with our contractors.

“Experience from previous years shows that this helps put them in the best position to be a part of building Britain’s new high-speed railway.

“HS2 will be one of the cornerstones of the country’s economic recovery as we work through the challenges of Covid-19, creating and sustaining long term jobs across all sectors.”

Registration for the event is now open with the window for companies interested in a one-to-one meeting with HS2’s suppliers open until 23.50 on Wednesday 4th November.

Interested parties should register here.

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