Heijmans earns variable maintenance contract in the south of the country

21 October 2015, 12:03

Heijmans and the Department for Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) have agreed a design & construct contract for variable maintenance on highways, motorways, viaducts and bridges in the east of Noord-Brabant (lot 2). The two-year contract will come into effect on 1 January 2016 and is worth circa €17 million. Heijmans was selected for the contract because it submitted the Most Economically Advantageous Tender.

The contract is part of the VOC 1.1 2016-2017 variable maintenance programmes, which the Department for Public Works is using to encourage contractors to realise sustainable and innovative maintenance solutions. Lot 2, which was won by Heijmans, involves all encountered maintenance and repair activities on the A2, A65, N65, A50, A58, A59 and A67, as well as viaducts and bridges in the east of Noord-Brabant.

EMVI criteria

The Department for Public Works used EMVI criteria to tender variable maintenance for highways, motorways, viaducts and bridges in South Netherlands (in 3 lots), which meant contractors in each lot were responsible for designing and performing all maintenance activities (design and construct). In addition, a lot of focus was placed on reducing CO2 emissions and minimising traffic problems when performing and implementing proven techniques during the maintenance process.

Heijmans used a comprehensive approach for the maintenance contract and was the highest-scoring applicant when it came to quality-related criteria implemented by the DPW.

Over the past 3 years, Heijmans has been performing a similar assignment for motorways in the west of Noord-Brabant.