The Transport Select Committee (TSC) have confirmed that they will be holding an oral evidence session on 19th April, when they will be questioning Chris Grayling and David Higgins over the withdrawal of CH2M from the Phase 2b development contract.
In the post announcing the session they also point out that Mace have said there were serious flaws in the process, as well as that HS2 has told companies bidding for the £10m commercial management services contract that the process will be scrapped.
Last week, we said that the committee should ask “serious questions” about the Phase 1 delivery partner contract. With the chair of the TSC, Louise Ellman, re-iterating her support for HS2, we hope that the session actually drills down into the problems. In the past, members of the committee have seemed happy to take responses at face value and avoid asking the difficult questions.
The session is on Wednesday 19th April, at 2.05pm. Location to be announced.