Posted on 1 August 2013
Since 2007, the ‘Municipal Water Management Act’ is in force, which introduces a duty of care for the groundwater. This new duty for care entails that municipalities are responsible for the prevention of structural groundwater problems. To this end, they must formulate a plan of action within five years. The groundwater project was established by the Platform Water in anticipation of this statutory term. The aim of the partnership is to bring uniformity in the approach of the new duty for care. In addition, the scale size of the partnership will provide contract benefits.’
Why did Platform Water Vallei en Eem select Eijkelkamp?
‘The tender procedure started with a public pre-selection in which references played a key role. Does the organisation have sufficient experience with projects that involve this many parties? Moreover, a stable financial situation was required. After all, you enter into a partnership for at least ten years. In the end, five parties remained after the pre-selection who could submit a tender for the functional design. Eijkelkamp scored the highest, so they are now our partner in this special project.’
Eijkelkamp will establish 571 survey points for the Platform and maintain them for the next ten years.