The municipality of Haarlem was faced with the following task: ‘To set up a renewed cooperation with the market for the management and maintenance of the total public space’. This allowed the municipality to concentrate on its management role and thus save costs.
Aratis wrote the best approach to this question and then drew up the necessary contracts and supervised the tender. This eventually led to 12 UAV-GC contracts, of which 6 were tendered at European level and 6 were “outsourced”. By opting for a task-setting budget, bidders could not distinguish themselves on price, but only on quality. This innovative way of contracting is interesting for many municipalities, because the quality of services has improved while the costs have become lower.