Supply Search and Selection Services to HS2 Ltd

Supply Search and Selection Services to HS2 Ltd

HS2 Ltd have an urgent requirement to recruit an Independent Chair for the Community, Environment Business Funds.

Search and Selection for HS2 Community, Environment and Business Funds Independent Chair.


Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

North West,London

Value of contract (£)

£0 – £27,000

Published date

08 October 2015

Closing date

19 October 2015

Contract start date

26 October 2015

Contract end date

04 January 2016


HS2 Ltd have an urgent requirement to recruit an Independent Chair for the Community, Environment Business Funds. The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) will support local projects that bring community and environmental benefits to areas affected by Phase 1 (London to Birmingham). The CEF has two elements 1) Local which will focus on quality of life in individual communities and 2) CEF Strategic which will focus on large projects across several communities to create an HS2 legacy. The Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) will support business activity and employment in local economies affected by HS2. Grant applications will be considered by the Chair and Independent Panel Members made up of its independent members not otherwise involved with the Department of Transport or the HS2 project. The panel will be required to make recommendations to the Government as to whether it should agree to fund grant applications. This position is part time requiring 15 days in year one and 8 days per annum thereafter. To lead / support the search for suitable candidates for this high profile post HS2 require a specialist recruitment agency to conduct an extensive search of the market in order to attract the most suitably qualified candidates including passive candidates within a timescale of eight weeks commencing from the w/c 19th October 2015. Suppliers will need to submit a detailed tender response by 12:00 Noon, on the 19th October 2015. Suppliers are required to clearly explain how they have conducted similar searches across the UK and specifically for similar roles outside the rail and construction industry to source talent. This must be accompanied by case studies and evidence of previous experience highlighting how previous campaigns have been completed successfully delivering the clients brief. Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is extremely important to HS2 Ltd and we are conscious of the industry challenges. Suppliers will be required to submit examples of reaching out to traditionally under represented sectors of society, such as women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and those requiring innovative and flexible ways of working. ED&I policies and practices are to be presented within the tender to demonstrate the suppliers capability to meet HS2 required standards. The supplier’s demonstrable ability to meet the project milestones, including the capability and capacity of the delivery team must provide HS2 Ltd the confidence in the supplier’s ability to fulfil this requirement. All documentation submitted must be verifiable through testimonials or references if required.

About the buyer

Contact name

Beau Morgan


One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB


E14 5AB



Other information


HS2 Ltd E-Tendering System

HS2 Terms and Conditions

Appendix C HS2 Supply of Goods and Services.docx

ITT documentation

Guidance notes for tenderers.docx

Pricing Schedule

Appendix F Pricing Schedule.xlsx

How to apply All potential suppliers must obtain details of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and submit their tender through the HS2 eSourcing portal. All potential suppliers are required to express an interest by registering on the HS2 eSourcing portal ( Registering is only required once. Registering: Potential supplier should browse to the HS2 eSourcing portal and complete the following: a) Click the ‘click here to register’ link. b) Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’. c) Enter your business and user details. d) Note the username you use and click ‘save’ when complete. e) You will then receive an e-mail with your unique password. Access to the ITT: a) Login to the HS2 eSourcing portal with your unique username and password. b) Click on the ‘ITTs open to all suppliers’ link. c) Click on the relevant titled ITT item. d) Click the ‘express interest’ button in the ‘actions’ box on the left hand side of the page (this will move the ITT pack into the applicants ‘my ITT’ box). This is a secure area for projects only. e) Click on the ITT code. The applicant can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘settings and buyer attachments’ in the actions box. f) Download the documents relating to the ITT. Click ‘attachments’ on the left hand side. The number in brackets refers to number of documents that need to be downloaded. Click on the bold and underlined filename. Select ‘save’ and store on your PC. Responding to the ITT: a) Instructions on completing the ITT through the eSourcing Portal are contained in the ITT documents. For further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 18:00 pm) GMT on: a) email – or b) telephone +44 8003684850.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.