Joint public procurement procedure for dredging campaigns
Topic of the practice
The cost of dredging campaigns are high for locals ports. Financial savings as well as improvements of dredging effectiveness are possible with a joint public procurement procedure.
Good Practice Information
The practice is being carried out by ports on the Norman French coasts, being different legal entities: Seine-Maritime County Council (owner of 2local ports: Fécamp, Le Tréport), Dieppe and Caen-Ouistreham harbours. Usually, public procurement is made by 1public organization for itself. Here, different public entities concluded a joint public procurement, requiring several coordination meetings.
This is a public procurement to purchase orders with minimum and maximum cubic meters to dredge by each port and each batches. Inside "the joint venture", there is a redactor and a coordinator. Each partner chooses the batches he wants and makes a purchase order per dredging campaign and pays directly the dredging company. This procurement is available for 1year and can be renewed for 3years.
Evidence of success
The estimated financial savings reach 25%, mainly linked to mobilisation and demobilisation of dredging facilities. Effectiveness is increased by exchanges of experience between the partners and the involvement of each contractors. The environmental impact is reduced by combination of mobilisation and demobilisation of dredging facilities between local ports.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
SEINE MARITIME COUNTY COUNCIL
Annex completed on: 06-10-2012