Possible Barriers to a Successful Further Diffusion of the Best Value Approach in the Netherlands: Observations of Major Misunderstandings on the Concept and Theory. In recent years Best Value (BV) has gained popularity in the Netherlands. Many clients have adopted BV after the successful application in the ‘Spoedaanpak Wegen’ projects (Fast Track Projects) by Rijkswaterstaat…>>
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Best Value at the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management in The Netherlands: A Case Study of the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects Worth $1,200M. Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and EnvironmentI has used the best value PIPS philosophy to procure infrastructure projects worth circa $ 800M. This is a case study…>>
The Best Value Approach in the Netherlands. A Reflection on Past, Present and Future More than 15 years ago Dean Kashiwagi created a process called BVP/PIPS (Best Value Procurement/Performance Information Procurement System) at Arizona State University. PIPS is a procurement method that aims to select the most suitable vendor for the job, to spur this…>>
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