Construction Enquirer News 4-day virtual meet the contractor event starts today

HS2 is expecting around 2,000 people to attend its four-day meet the contractor event starting today.

Companies from across the country will find out more about an estimated 400,000 supply chain opportunities that will emerge over the next 18 months, and how they can get ‘HS2 ready’.

Four out of five attending are from SMEs, spanning a range of business specialisms from logistics, electrical engineering, fencing and accommodation providers.

The four-day programme is being delivered in partnership with HS2’s main works construction partners:

  • Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV));
  • Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial, BAM Nutall (EKFB));
  • Align and Skanska Costain Strabag (SCS))
  • and two stations contractors (Balfour Beatty/Vinci/Systra and Mace/Dragados)

Between them, they will award thousands of individual work packages which range in size and value between £5,000 and £200m.

The first three days consist of 24 opt-in webinars, delivered by over 60 presenters, which allow delegates to learn about the HS2 scheme, HS2 Ltd’s procurement processes and the programme of works its contractors are undertaking.

The final day presents the opportunity for over 1,000 potential suppliers to meet one-to-one with HS2’s construction partners, who are looking for new entrants into their supply chain to deliver their 2021/22 work packages.

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said: “HS2 is at the heart of our plans to build back better from Covid-19 by firing up economic growth and creating tens of thousands of skilled jobs right across the country.

“This marks a very important moment for this project as it opens up £12bn worth of supply chain contracts, creating immediate opportunities and providing certainty for British businesses when they need it most.”

Contractor’s Procurement Packages
JVs Package Details
BBVS / Mace Dragados Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)
•MEP Temporary Services
•Prefabrication of Skids, Horizontal Modules
•Prefabrication Vertical Risers and Services
•Electrical services
•Ground Source Heating & Cooling System
•Mechanical Services
•Water System Commissioning
•HVAC system and implementation
•BMS, SCADA, EMS system and implementation
•IT and Telecommunication services
•PAVA equipment supply
•Commissioning Management
Align / BBV / EKFB Drainage
•Drainage works and installation
•Drainage system design
•Invert drainage pipes and fittings
•Pumped Drainage stations
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados / SCS Environmental
•Aquatic Ecology activities
•Arboricultural (Tree, pruning & Removal)
•De-vegetation
•Ecology
•Habitat creation
•Landscaping (Hard/Soft/Planting/Urban Realm)
•Environmental Surveying Services
•Environmental Waste Disposal
Align / BBV / EKFB / SCS Fencing
• Acoustic barriers
• Fencing – temporary site requirements
• Fencing – permanent
• Highway Safety Barriers – permanent
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados General Civils/Earthworks
•Civils Labour Frameworks
•Compounds
•Concrete Cutting & Breaking
•Demolition
•Earthworks
•Fit Out Works
•General site civils works
•Ground Remediation
•Trial pitting/intrusive survey
BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados Ground Engineering
•Ground Investigation
•Dewatering (Pump Test)
•Ground Source Heat Pumps
•Microboring
•Tag & Trace
•Temporary Ground Support
Align / BBV / EKFB / SCS Materials
•  Aggregates (Imported Fill)
•  Bearings (supply)
•  Brickwork & Blockwork – Internal
•  Bridge Bearings
•  Cladding – Brick/Metal/Timber
•  Earthworks Equipment (Purchase)
•  Fixings / fasteners
•  Lattice girder
•  Timber supply
•  Metal Doors & Ironmongery
•  Handrails & Balustrades
•  Staircases – permanent
•  Painting – Specialist Coatings
•  Precast Beams
•  Precast Concrete
•  Ready Mixed Concrete
•  Reinforcement (Steel, Bar/Cages)
•  Segmental Viaduct Casting Cells
•  Structural Steel
Align / BBV / EKFB / SCS Plant and Tool Hire
•Lighting towers
•Mobile and tower Cranes
•Power tools
•Plant Hire Frameworks
•Pumping equipment (Platforms for pumps / substations)
•Safety Boats
•Tunneling Plant
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados / SCS Preliminaries & Temporary Works
•Asbestos Removal
•Asbestos Surveys
•Design of Temporary Works
•Instrumentation and Monitoring
•Temporary Lifts
•Materials testing and sampling
•Modular Site Buildings
•On-site Laboratory Buildings
•PPE
•Preliminary Test Piles
•Scaffolding and Access
•Temporary Bridges
•Temporary Hoarding
•Multi Service Vehicles (MSV’s)
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados / SCS Site Services
•Bromford Existing Pier Assessment
•Compound Security
•CCTV Equipment
•Facilities Management
•Fleet Vehicles
•Fuel
•HSEQ response service
•IT equipment – supply & management
•Laundering services
•Logistics
•Occupational Heath
•Road Rail Access Points (RRAP)
•Site Access Solution
•Site Catering
•Site Signage
•Traffic Management
•Vehicle Management System (VMS)
•Waste Management Services (WMS)
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados / SCS Structures
•Box Slides (alternative off-line installation method)
•Cofferdam
•Culverts
•Expansion Joints
•Footpaths / street design and build
•Formwork, Reinforcement and Concrete
•FRC Base Slab
•Metalwork
•Overbridge construction
•Piling and Dwalls for retained structures
•Post Tensioning
•Roofing
•Sheet Piling
•Structural Strengthening
•Structures Equipment
•Walkway systems
•Viaducts
•Waterproofing
BBV / BBVS / Mace Dragados / SCS Support for Detailed Design
•Specialist Detail Design Consultants
•Consultancies with Network Rail/London Underground experience
•MEP Detailed Design
Align / BBV / Mace Dragados / SCS Tunneling
•Cutter Disk for Tunnel Boring Machine
•Fire Protection equipment
•Oils & Greases – Tunnel Boring Machine
•Pipes & Fittings – Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry, air, water)
•Tunnel Boring Machine excavation
•Tunnel Gas Detection System
•Tunneling Labour Framework
•Tunnel Segments and Moulds
•Tunnel Sprayed Concrete Lining
•Specific Tunneling equipment (Refuge chambers, Hyperbaric chambers)
•Tunnel utilities brackets (wall hangers)
•Tunnel Walkways
•Tunnel Walkway/Brackets – temporary
•Tunnel waterproofing
Align / BBV / BBVS / EKFB / Mace Dragados / SCS Utilities & Supplies
•Buried Services Co-ordination
•Fuel supply, storage & management
•Temporary Buildings for utilities
•Sewer Surveys (Including physical coring works)
•Temporary services – power
•Temporary services – water
•Utility Connections
•Utilities Design & Construction
•Utility Diversions

New registrations are now closed for the onlie event.

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