The Best Value Model was first utilized in the Netherlands in 2006 by Heijmans (third largest Dutch contractor) and the Rijkswaterstaat (highway agency in the Netherlands). Sicco Santema (Delft University of Technology) and Scenter followed later in 2006, and became the first successful research group to build a PBSRG type research platform. Usage of the model in the Netherlands has been modified to fit within the European procurement law. In April 2012, at the Dutch Sourcing Awards, the Best Overall Procurement Effort award as well as the Operational Excellence award were presented to the Rijkswaterstaat for their use of Best Value on a road network project, estimated at €850-1,270M.

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