Tauw has recently signed a framework agreement with the Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf) for performing asbestos consultancy services. The agreement, which was reached through a closed European procedure, is a continuation of Tauw’s long-term collaboration with the government property manager for their entire portfolio in the area of asbestos. Activities include describing the situation and preparing asbestos identification reports, asbestos management plans, and remediation plans. Tauw has already examined the Binnenhof buildings in The Hague for the presence of asbestos.
Erik Menkema, the framework agreement’s project leader, is delighted about the contract extension: “The Central Government Real Estate Agency is a client with an enormous diversity of objects to be investigated. Assignments range from the inspection of tenant farms to defence sites, and from museums to prisons. The investigation of the Binnenhof, in preparation for planned renovations, was certainly one of the largest and most unique assignments under the previous contract. The diversity and the function of the objects make it even more thrilling to be able to provide advice to the Central Government Real Estate Agency on the presence of asbestos.”
About the Central Government Real Estate Agency
The Central Government Real Estate Agency is the property organisation of the Dutch Central Government. It is a merger of the former Government Buildings Agency, the Defence Infrastructure Agency, the State Property and Development Agency, and the Government Real Estate Department. It is part of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The Central Government Real Estate Agency is responsible for the management and upkeep of the largest and most varied property portfolio in the Netherlands. The portfolio includes prisons, courts, barracks, airports, defence sites, agricultural land, ministries, ports, tax offices, monuments, museums, palaces, and farms. These buildings and sites are placed at the disposal of the various users by the Central Government Real Estate Agency, which is the owner and manager.