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Works - 378401-2019

09/08/2019    S153

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Railway construction works

2019/S 153-378401

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

This notice is a periodic indicative notice only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Postal address: High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Two Snowhill, Queensway
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B4 6GA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: HS2 Procurement
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Industry Day to Launch Revised Strategy for the Overhead Catenary System

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45234100 Railway construction works
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HS2 Ltd is hosting an Industry Day on 3.9.2019 to re-engage with the market and launch its revised strategy based on market appetite and conditions for the following contracts:

1) Overhead catenary system:

To register your interest for this event, please use the following link:

Registration deadline is 12.00 (UK Time) on 21.8.2019.

HS2 have recognised the current market conditions are challenging and the increasing concern regarding risk transfer and have therefore revised our position to provide a better balance and overall outcome.

The industry day will provide an opportunity to re-engage with the market and outline our revised strategy which we believe will attract a larger number of bidders, reduce risk and thereby produce a more competitive process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45232210 Overhead line construction
45234160 Catenary's construction works
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Overhead Catenary System (OCS) scope of works includes the design, build, installation, testing and commissioning of OCS for the entirety of the route for HS2 Phase 1 and Phase 2a.

The scope includes foundations and steelwork, small parts steelwork, support and registration equipment, In span assemblies including tensioning devices, neutral sections, asset condition monitoring equipment, switches and sectioning arrangements, registration and panning, earthing and bonding and electrification signage.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is not a call for competition and is not published to reduce time limits for the receipt of tenders.

The procurement process for the Overhead Catenary System will be re-launched in 2019 by the publication of further PIN(s) and/or contract notice(s).

HS2 Ltd reserves the right not to commence any procurement or award any contract(s) in respect of the Overhead Catenary System and to amend the information in this PIN (including any arrangements for the industry day).

The decision to accept the registration of any supplier to the industry day shall be HS2 Ltd's and final. Non-participation in the industry day shall not prevent any supplier from participating in these 2 separate procurements.

Given the early stage of these 2 procurements and the anticipated impact of market engagement, information in this PIN may change. Insofar as permitted by law, HS2 Ltd shall not be liable for any losses incurred by any party as a result of reliance on such information.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: