HS2 supplier guide

The HS2 supplier guide and associated documents have been developed to help suppliers find out more about the HS2 project.


HS2 supplier guide

HS2 sustainability approach


Supplier Guide

The High Speed Two (HS2) supplier guide highlights what is important to HS2 Ltd and what will be required from our supply chain. The guide will evolve over time along with the project and helps to answer the following questions:

  • What is HS2?
  • What will HS2 Ltd be buying?
  • When will HS2 Ltd be buying?
  • Where can suppliers access opportunities?
  • How will HS2 Ltd engage with suppliers?
  • What do HS2 Ltd require from the HS2 supply chain?
  • What can suppliers do now?

Supply Chain Health and Safety Standard

This document provides clarity to suppliers; including contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers of goods and/or services, manufacturers and any others providing people, goods or services to HS2.

There are two versions available:

  • An overview: designed to be read by senior leaders within our supplier organisations, which goes some way in defining the health and safety requirements, culture and values within HS2, without being over-prescriptive in how desired outcomes will be achieved.
  • A more detailed version which is aimed at the health and safety professionals within our supplier organisations.

The size and nature of the many packages of work being carried out will vary. It is expected that the application of this standard shall be proportionate to the nature of the work and the risks associated with the work, products and/or services to be provided.

Sustainability Approach Document

Transforming lives, building for the future; our sustainability approach document sets out the broad parameter of how we define sustainability. It covers how sustainability will help us achieve our strategic goals and objectives, and how we embed its disciplines in our work. Our sustainability approach groups our work into the following five themes:

  • Spreading the benefits: Economic growth and community regeneration
  • Opportunities for all: Skills, employment and education
  • Safe at heart: Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Respecting our surroundings: Environmental protection and management
  • Standing the test of time: Design that is future-proof

High Speed One, the Olympics and Crossrail were big projects; HS2 is even bigger. At HS2 Ltd we want you to get involved now. Add your expertise to ours and seize the opportunities in Europe’s largest mega-project.

Published 17 October 2014
Last updated 29 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Supplier guide updated
  2. Supplier guide updated
  3. Minor amendment to page 11 of sustainability approach document
  4. First published.