GVB purchasing policy

Contracts and purchasing

GVB contracts out a lot of work including construction, maintenance, and (ICT) services. We also purchase materials and other supplies.
Purchasing contact:
Head of Purchasing Department: Mr M.E.P. Schoonderbeek, LL.M, MBA.

Engineering & Consultancy Services recognition scheme

GVB regularly needs consultancy and engineering services in several areas for a variety of different work activities. GVB looks for professional businesses to handle these needs at short notice. To this end, GVB has decided to introduce a recognition scheme. Businesses qualified by GVB will be eligible to be awarded assignments which fall under the recognition scheme. Accordingly, GVB has drawn up this scheme in accordance with its requirement in Article 1.4 (1) (b) of the Public Procurement Law, such that objective criteria are used to choose a business or businesses that are permitted to register in the tendering procedure.

The recognition scheme has twelve "lots". Businesses can request and receive approval in one or more of these lots. Businesses which satisfy the requirements set by the recognition scheme will be included in a list of approved businesses. GVB will use this list to select approved businesses to participate in the private tender process. Assignments will be privately put out to tender dependent on the estimated value and one or more factors. A "randomizer" may be used when selecting the business of businesses admitted to the tender procedure.

The recognition scheme will be jointly used by GVB Infra BV, GVB Activa BV, and GVB Exploitatie BV. These entities can each independently use the list to select and ask approved parties participate in the private tender procedures.

The scheme has the following categories:
A. Tracks and Roads
B. Installations
C. Civil engineering
D. Material

For more information about the categories and lots, please refer to the appendices "Matrix" and "Categories".

The recognition scheme occurs electronically via the Negometrix platform. Information about how to use Negometrix can be found at
Contact details for Engineering & Consultancy Services recognition scheme