A short list of nine bidders has been announced for HS2 civil engineering contracts
A shortlist of 9 bidders has been announced for between £7.1 and £11.8 billion worth of civil engineering work between London and Crewe, the start of formal tendering for up to £900 million worth of enabling works and the start of the procurement process to grow several million trees to plant alongside the line.
Civil engineering contracts covering the 140 miles from London to Birmingham are expected to be signed in 2017 with the start of work on site one year later.
The following bidders have been shortlisted for at least one package each:
Align Joint Venture (Bouygues, VolkerFitzpatrick, Sir Robert McAlpine) ASL (Acciona Infraestructuras, John Sisk & Son, Lagan) BBV (Balfour Beatty, VINCI BeMo) Catalyst (Bechtel) CEK (Carillion, Eiffage, Kier) Fusion (Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman) LFM (Laing O’Rourke, FCC Construccion, J. Murphy and Sons Limited Momentum Infrastructure (Dragados, HOCHTIEF, GallifordTry) SCS (Skanska, Costain, STRABAG)
Firms that deliver the best results in terms of value and efficiency will be eligible to bid for work on an additional 40 miles between Birmingham and Crewe, due to open in 2027.