HS2 has launched the seek for a agency to supply railway methods for the £100bn venture.
The procurement course of is for the availability of management, command, signalling and visitors administration (CCS and TM) methods for phases one, 2a and, in two instances, 2b of the venture.
The deal, which is worth £540m, is ready to run for 30 years beginning in September 2022 and ending on 31 December 2052.
The profitable agency will likely be required to design, manufacture, provide, set up and supervise the methods.
They will even be accountable for inspection, security authorisation, testing, commissioning and upkeep till handover to trial operations in addition to ongoing technical assist providers of the CCS and TM methods for section one, 2a and Euston station section 2b alteration works.
Corporations have till 7 July to register their curiosity, with invites to tender anticipated to be issued in early January subsequent 12 months.
It comes as HS2 stated provider cost runs have been accelerated to mitigate the impacts on companies’ cashflows on account of the covid-19 pandemic.
It stated it was dashing up funds to all firms instantly in its provide chain, processing accepted funds instantly when funds can be found, moderately than on the contracted cost phrases.
Tier 1 contractors within the HS2 provide chain have been informed to reflect this method with their suppliers.
It follows the same transfer by Community Rail who final month pledged to pay its suppliers as promptly as potential through the coronavirus disaster.
The community operator stated it was committing to pay its suppliers instantly, or as shut to instantly as potential, following approval of the cost ledger.