RIA launches HS2 ‘Meet the Bidder’ Sessions over June 2021 

24 May 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the national trade body for rail suppliers, has launched a series of ‘Meet the Bidder’ sessions of behalf of HS2, from 17 to 30 June 2021. 

Taking place over two weeks, RIA will be organising a series of meetings between HS2’s Preferred Bidders, and SMEs wanting to work with them, for the Operational Telecommunications and Security and Tunnel and Lineside M&E Systems packages. Each package contract is worth over £300 million.  
 
Suppliers looking to meet with the HS2 preferred bidders are invited to complete an Expression of Interest form and submit it by 17:00 on Monday 7 June 2021.  


The links to each interest form can be found below: 


Kate Jennings, Policy Director at the Railway Industry Association, said: “With the main civil works of HS2 Phase 1 getting underway, it is fantastic to be bringing rail businesses together in order to support this landmark project. 
 
“HS2 will create thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of investment across the UK, benefiting businesses and communities along the route and beyond. Ultimately the scheme will play a major role in supporting the economy, as the country looks to bounceback post-Coronavirus.” 

 
Notes to Editors

 

  1. Suppliers looking to meet with the HS2 preferred bidders are invited to complete an Expression of Interest form and submit it by 17:00 on Monday 7 June 2021. Successful suppliers will be notified of their meeting time slots taking place between 17 to 30 June 2021.

  2. If you have any questions please contact us at: MTB@riagb.org.uk.

  3. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has some 300 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 600,000 people—more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry.

  4. About HS2: HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people. Find out more here

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