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Changing tenders to construct circular (roads)

Oude Hesselink, H.L. (2018) Changing tenders to construct circular (roads).

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Abstract:In the last few years circular economy is receiving increasing attention worldwide, which is necessary because of the overconsumption of raw materials. In the circular economy the human consumption has to change from a linear consumption use towards a circular way. In 2015 the European union developed the Circular Economy Strategy. Based on this documentation the Netherlands developed its own strategy: The Netherlands Circular by 2050. This is a government wide program and has as goal to develop products, services and systems who operate circular. For the road construction sector this is also applicable. Rijkswaterstaat, provincials and local governments have developed its own plan of operating circular, therefore the Dutch tender system should also make it a goal to request circular products. For the road(asphalt) sector it is currently unclear how this will be achieved due to tendering. This paper will discuss the relevant literature of public procurement and innovation towards a circular road. Based on this theory a statement is made according to the target of being circular by 2050. Finally the measurement possibilities, circular transition, and possibility of execution are discussed. In the end, possibilities for future research are suggested.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:56 civil engineering, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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