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HS2 – Virtual Local Business Update (Zoom Meeting)

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In terms of work out on the ground, the crisis is having an impact on things on the project in different ways across the route, and we are working closely with our construction partners to review the works on all our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with Covid-19. The Government’s current Covid-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity can continue as long as it complies with this guidance.

Along the route, work at our sites is constantly under review, and where construction works cannot be delivered in accordance with the PHE and construction industry guidelines, sites have been temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our staff and the communities in which we are working, noting that some staff may be present to make the safety assessments and to ensure the sites remain safe and secure. Where our construction partners are confident that they can operate in line with PHE and industry guidance, sites have continued to operate, and construction works are continuing to be undertaken.

In terms of business opportunities and procurement, we are still expecting things to ramp up in the coming months, and our contractors are keen to get contracts in place wherever they can to ensure that we have things fully ready to go.  This means that there are going to be opportunities for local businesses to get involved in the project starting to emerge in the coming months.  Some of the things that they will be looking to buy first include some of the things I shared before as well as some further categories:

Upcoming procurement packages
Services on site (sanitary services, pest control, milk fruit)
Office Stationary
Office Consumables (cleaning / catering)
Catering, venue bookings,
Fire safety & equipment
Site Signage
Printing/Repro Services
Site consumables ( cones, barriers, fencing, hand tools etc)
Builders merchants (timber, pipes etc )
Concrete accessories
Formwork accessories
Timber merchant : Wood formwork
Reinforcement steel accessories
Power tools

As we are unable to carry out face to face engagement, we are currently planning a series of webinars we would like to deliver which will give businesses a bit more information on the upcoming packages that might be up for tender, and give them the chance to ask any questions.  We are looking to involve our contractors in these where possible, and wanted to talk about how we could work with you to get out to businesses and ensure we promote the opportunities that are coming.


Join the live zoom event on July 15th by emailing with the subject HS2 Event. Links to join the virtual event will be send to attendees closer to the time


July 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm