HS2 High Voltage Power Lines (HVPL) - £600m

Over a 7-month period between 2021 and 2022, HhM worked on Amey and UKPNS’ joint venture (JV) bid for HS2’s HVPL contract.

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The project’s scope included the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of HV power supply systems covering 280 km track.


HhM were initially engaged at project launch to help write the JV’s successful RfQ submission. We were later drafted back in at the RfP stage to provide bid management and writing support as the JV partners were struggling to put pen to paper a month into the bidding process.

To turn the project around, we introduced an HhM project manager and then worked closely with both parties to agree on a bid programme and series of quality gate reviews to develop responses from the ground up. Our team of six writers then supported SMEs in developing their responses. To achieve this, we held a series of workshops and practical working sessions with the client to meticulously plan each question, from storyboards through to submission. While the outcome is pending, we delivered a high-quality bid on time and on cost.

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