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The High Speed Rail team is visiting the North East on Tuesday 29 April from 12pm to 3pm to explain how local companies can profit from winning HS2 related contracts.

HS2 Ltd has teamed up with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to host an event at Durham County Cricket Club aimed at suppliers interested in bidding for HS2 contracts.

A number of free places are still available to book. The HS2 Market Engagement event will give businesses the opportunity to find out more about HS2’s outline procurement strategy and offer the opportunity to talk to individual team members and ask questions face-to-face.

The event will begin with a networking lunch, followed by presentations from the HS2 procurement team. There will then be a chance for individual discussions with team members.

This event will appeal to businesses interested in bidding for HS2 related contracts in categories such as tunnels, surface routes, stations, enabling works (including demolition), railway systems, design services, rolling stock, depots and signalling.

Paul Woolston, chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership said:
“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to find out how they can benefit from HS2, and meet the people handling procurement for this £42 billion project. The potential for contract opportunities is significant. I hope as many regional businesses as possible come along to talk to the HS2 team in Durham.”

HS2 Ltd Commercial Director, Beth West said:
“HS2 will generate billions of pounds worth of contracts, giving businesses large and small across the UK the opportunity to bid for work during the construction and operation of HS2.

“We are also keen to work with businesses who are not traditionally involved in the rail sector. These can bring best practice techniques and products to ensure the delivery of HS2. We look forward to engaging with businesses early on in the process and we would like to encourage them to engage with us too.”

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