Rijkswaterstaat increasingly operates in partnership with market actors. Tasks that Rijkswaterstaat has traditionally performed itself are now delegated to the market. Rijkswaterstaat prescribes how something has to work, but leaves the design and/or the solution to the market. Close cooperation between the government and the private sector is therefore essential.
Public-private partnerships (PPP)
By outsourcing, Rijkswaterstaat can deliver the same or better quality of projects with fewer people
Benefits of public-private partnerships
Rijkswaterstaat increasingly uses PPP and Rijkswaterstaat and the market actors both benefit from them:
- PPP projects are often completed more quickly and tend to remain within budget.
- With a PPP, the market actors are jointly responsible for the entire process from start to finish. They know what is expected of them, help to find solutions and can decide for themselves how they will perform the work.
- By outsourcing the building and management of projects to the same parties, the planners remain responsible for use and maintenance in the long term. The ideas must therefore also be user-friendly and sustainable.
- By outsourcing the execution of projects, Rijkswaterstaat can deliver the same or better quality with fewer people.
Outsource or not
From execution to direction
The new way of working calls for a different approach from the parties concerned. Market actors have different tasks and responsibilities and have to adapt. The same applies for the employees at Rijkswaterstaat. Instead of operational work, Rijkswaterstaats employees now increasingly direct projects. Check out our current tenders on TenderNed.