As HS2 is an official partner of CompeteFor, all HS2 related opportunities posted on CompeteFor are available free of charge to registered users across all UK regions. As part of its commitment to engaging SMEs, HS2 will use CompeteFor to promote its indirect supply chain spend via tier one organisations using the service to publish their supply chain opportunities.
HS2 is Europe’s largest infrastructure project and the UK’s first intercity high-speed railway project. Spanning the next 15 years, the project is proving itself to be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain. It is already attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities nationwide and, once complete, will opening up local and regional markets.
You can be part of this once-in-a-generation investment. The experience of other large UK infrastructure programmes, such as the Olympics and Crossrail, suggests every 10 direct Tier 1 contracts should result in over 10,000 indirect supply chain opportunities. These will be of most interest to SME suppliers, as they will be more appropriate in size and will likely have the required specific capabilities.
In total, HS2 expects 6 of every 10 supply chain related contract opportunities associated with the project to be awarded to SMEs.
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