In January 2012 the Government announced its decision to develop a new national high speed rail network. High Speed Two (HS2) will be built in two phases. Phase One from London to the West Midlands and Phase Two, the onward legs to Manchester and Leeds via East Midlands and South Yorkshire, with connections to the existing West Coast and East Coast Main Lines; and in addition a spur to Heathrow in the south connecting with Phase One.
On Phase 1 design and environmental work is currently underway in order to present a hybrid bill to Parliament by the end of 2013, with a view to receiving Royal Assent in 2015. The bill will request that the powers necessary to acquire land and construct and operate the Phase One line between London and the West Midlands are granted.
The work to develop routes from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester commenced in Autumn 2010, the output from this study was submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport in March 2012; and an announcement setting out the Government's initial proposed Phase Two route is expected in early 2013. Following this announcement stakeholder engagement and formal consultation would commence later in 2013 and would be expected to last until Winter 2014 to enable the Secretary of State to make an announcement on the preferred route to be taken forward to the next stage of planning and development. The Government may also initiate feasibility work associated with work on the longer term options for the high speed rail network serving Scotland and the North East.
In order to support the wide range of property and land matters arising in relation to the development of the high speed railway route, HS2 Ltd wishes to appoint a number of professional advisers to a new Land and Property Professional Services Framework. Depending on the responses received the Lots set out below maybe split into geographical sections.
The framework agreement is split into the following Lots:
— Lot 1 – Valuation Services (for domestic, small business and agricultural valuations).
— Lot 2 – Estates Services (for acquisition and disposal services, valuation of large commercial businesses, supporting CPO and blight activities, letting services and general estates advice and services).
— Lot 3 – Property Management Services (for facilities management, inspection, rent collection and related services).
— Lot 4 – Urban Regeneration/Commercial Development Advice.
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High Speed Two Limited
Eland House, Bressenden Place, London
For the attention of: Alistair Booth
SW1E 5DU London
Telephone: +44 2079440710
General address of the contracting entity: http://www.hs2.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Contract value: The main activities described in more detail in the pre-qualification pack cover valuation services; acquisition and disposal services; blight and CPO support activities; liaison and negotiation with owners/ claimants /agents; property management services; letting services; and general advice on property estates and land matters.Estimated value excluding VAT Range: between 65 000 000 and 95000000.00 GBP
Published: 19 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 15 Jan 2013
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