The Periodic Indicative Notice (PIN) for the procurement of the HS2 Rolling Stock Manufacture and Maintenance Services has been made public.
A link to the PIN will be available via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), as supplement to the OJEU. A link will also be provided on HS2’s Contract Opportunities Table, once live.
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.
The PIN is calling for firms to register their interest to attend HS2 Ltd’s Rolling Stock Industry Event on the afternoon of 27th March 2017, in London, where interested companies of all tiers of the supply chain can find out more about the bidding requirements and process. Parties should register their interest at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HS2RollingStockIndustryEvent/.