Preferred bidder selected for Dutch social PPP

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Preferred bidder selected for Dutch social PPP

The Dutch Government Buildings Agency (Rijksgebouwendienst) has selected StruktonHurks consortium as the preferred bidder for the Dutch social PPP project "Nieuwe Huisvesting RIVM en CBG" in Utrecht.

The project includes two flexible, sustainable and energy efficient buildings: the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB). Both institutes are part of the Ministry of Health.

The winning consortium is formed by Strukton, which has operations in the rail systems, civil infrastructure and technology and buildings markets, Hurks, which develops, builds and maintains buildings and Heijmans a listed company that combines operations in property development, residential building, non-residential building, installation engineering and infrastructure.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis for a period of  25 years. The tender process stated in 2012, it is expected that the contract agreement will be signed by mid July.

The contract has a net present value of nearly €267 million (US$363.5 million).

The design was developed in collaboration with Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten, H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten, Deerns and YASK.

The new facility, which will be the first Ducth PPP project to develop a government building that includes laboratories, will be located at the site of the current Wentgebouw in the Utrecht Science Park in Utrecht.

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