Contracting & tendering

Can PPPs be successful in a changing world? We think they can. By taking advantage of the innovative impulse of the market and by developing flexible and alternative contracts, for instance. We believe that partnerships between market parties and government authorities can be, and frequently are, mutually beneficial.

Early involvement and market incentives
It pays to involve the market and its capacity for innovation at an early stage of the proceedings. That is the reason we initiate early market consultations. In conjunction with public authorities Rebel also helps shape purchasing decisions and procurement processes. We know which incentives will stimulate companies. A clever translation of public goals into clear award criteria, for instance, is one way of enabling companies to be successful at winning contracts. It makes for better projects. We proved as much with award winning PPPs like the finance ministry renovation project, the second Coen Tunnel and the A15 motorway project. Successful international PPPs include various concessions in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East, airports in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and the Aqaba oil terminal in Jordan.

Rebel goes for long-term added value contracts…
When we detail a PPP in a contract we always look for the long-term added value. We try to get the best quality-price ratio at the lowest cost. This asks for tailor-made solutions. We make contracts for area development projects future proof by looking at alternative scenarios and building in flexibility, for example. Rebel is also at the forefront of developing new ways of cooperation. A good example of this is DBFM (O) (Design, Build, Finance, maintain (Operate)) contracting by which public tasks are executed by private parties. This type of partnership has now become common practice for Dutch national authority projects. Local authorities have been moving towards a less comprehensive cooperation model in which Rebel also plays a part. It’s not just public-private partnerships that benefit from balanced, added value contracts but public-public partnerships, such as the one between the infrastructure and environment ministry and Prorail, as well.

…and does away with obsolete frameworks
We like to pioneer new ways of cooperation and contracting and that is exactly what we did for the Zuidas project in Amsterdam, the most comprehensive urban development project in the Benelux. We also come up with our own solutions to urban issues and set up innovative partnerships to initiate depopulated area development and restructuring plans. Rebel is about exploring possibilities for smart solutions so obsolete frameworks can be brought down. Changing times ask for new solutions.