Heijmans has been awarded a contract by the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management for the design of two rush-hour lanes for the A9 motorway. The project involves an approximately 10 km stretch between the cities of Uitgeest and Alkmaar, including the construction of emergency lay-bys and the modification of civil works.
The work is designated as Priority Package C and is part of the priority legislation introduced by the Dutch government to combat traffic congestion by accelerating the construction of road widening projects.
If everything goes according to plan, Heijmans will also be awarded the contract for the realization of the road upgrades, upon the completion of the planning process. The total tendering amount for the engineering and realization phases is 23.9 million.
Heijmans was ultimately awarded the contract on the basis of price and quality. It obtained the best score in part due to the high rating it received for the quality aspect. Based on this innovative tendering approach, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management primarily focused on obtaining a high-quality proposal.
The tendering amount and the qualitative portion were based on an integrated approach developed by Heijmans Infrastructure Integrated Projects (HIGP) with contributions from all disciplines within Heijmans Infrastructure. HIGP will manage the design and execution, thus ensuring an integrated approach.