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Metropolitan Region Rotterdam - The Hague (MRDH)

In 2015, 23 municipalities, including Rotterdam and the Hague, have joined forces to form a new metropolitan region located in the South and the Randstad area in the western part of the Netherlands. The metropolitan area's aims and strategies include the improvement of various economic sectors, diversity in amenities and services, and further development of daily urban system by improving transport linkages and public transport operations.

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On the 8 September 2016, the municipality of Leidschendam Voorburg hosted a network event on sustainable catering procurement. The event hosted over 20 representatives from all over the region. Participants included a specialist from HTC Consultants presenting to the event attendees several options and ideas to be used in tenders.

What have we been up to?

  • Network event in collaboration with the Province of South Holland on the 10th of November
  • In April 2016 the network organised a special face-to-face meeting on the use of the Envirometer for procurement.
  • Best practices of SPP in the region
  • Three face-to-face meetings in 2015

Name of the network:
Metropolitan Region Rotterdam - The Hague (MRDH)

Rotterdam and The Hague region (The Netherlands)

23 municipalities

SPP Regions partners involved:
City of Rotterdam

Upcoming activities:

  • A network meeting on the 25 of November on the topic of performance contracting
  • Proving expert input regarding sustainability measures, cost data and performance contracting for projects to be started in Lansingerland (construction of a new school) and Ridderkerk (construction of a sport accomodation)

Results so far:

  • MRDH Network will become a "Smart Infrastructure" project
  • Working group on tenders for several municipalities in the region, including social transport tender and purchasing of green electricity
  • The MRDH municipality of Capelle ad IJssel published a major tender for social transport services including considerations for user satisfaction, high social benefits and low or zero transport emissions
  • The municipality of Lansingerland published a tender on energy requiring Guarantees of Origin (GoOs)

Contact person:

Léon Dijk (City of Rotterdam) and Elske Janssens (MRDH)