Deadline for registration Friday 17th February
HS2 Ltd has invited businesses with an interest in contributing to the production and maintenance of rolling stock to take part in an industry day on Monday 27th March.
The company has issued a Periodic Indicative Notice or PIN for the procurement of the HS2 rolling stock manufacture and maintenance services. The PIN also invites interested suppliers of all tiers to register their interest for an industry event, to be held in London on 27th March. The company is keen to ensure that businesses interested in bidding for opportunities under this contract register can attend the event, which will provide an overview of requirements for suppliers of the HS2 programme, as well as opportunities to network with other businesses including potential Tier 1 manufacturers.
The rolling stock procurement will secure Britain’s first-ever high-speed trains capable of transporting passengers at speeds of up to 225mph on the new HS2 route, initially between London and Birmingham. The trains, which will enter service from 2026, will also continue onto the conventional rail network to serve cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Providing a world-class passenger experience is at the heart of the requirements for companies interested in bidding for the £2.75bn contract.
HS2 Ltd is keen to attract interested suppliers from both rail and non-rail backgrounds. The opportunities which may flow from this procurement are widespread and, as well as rolling stock-specific requirements, may include:
Systems & IT (e.g. Passenger information systems, entertainment, CCTV)
Interior design & ergonomics
Interior fit-out (e.g. flooring, seats, panels, toilets, racks)
Electronics (e.g. lighting)
Cable, wiring or hydraulics
The event will be held on the afternoon of Monday 27th March, in London, and parties should register their interest at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HS2RollingStockIndustryEvent/. The deadline for registrations is Friday 17th February 2017