Best Value at the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management in The Netherlands

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 of the largest PIPS pilot project in the sixteen year development of the best value PIPS, and tests the robustness of the PIPS philosophy within the constraints of the European law. Eleven adaptations to the original methodology are outlined and discussed. The procurement results of six tenders are outlined. (This paper is an updated version of the paper as published in the Conference Proceedings of the CIB 2010 Manchester Conference (May 2010)).

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