Scheme promoter HS2 Ltd is looking to appoint a number of engineering and environmental consultants to a new Professional Services Framework (PSF) for the second phase of the planned high speed rail network, it revealed yesterday.
This will cover engineering and environmental work needed to develop Phase 2 of HS2 that links Birmingham to Manchester and to Leeds through the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, as well as a spur connection from the Phase 1 line to Heathrow.
The promoter said it will be in a position to enter into the new Phase 2 framework in the autumn, when transport secretary Justine Greening is due to publish her preferred route options.
The following companies have been invited to tender:
Lot 1 Engineering Services
WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff JV
Lot 2 Environmental Services