Tendering Phase (2016)
The European tendering process regarding the renovation of the convent, which is going to be part of the new campus, was won by Mertens Bouwbedrijf of Weert.
Mertens Bouwbedrijf specialises in utility building and carried out some large projects such as the new premises of Fontys Sporthogeschool in Eindhoven and HAN University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen. They are currently carrying out the Musis Sacrum project in Arnhem.The building company, whose core values are Joy, Openness and Innovation, has been given the favour of obtaining this assignment on the basis of good pricing, a thorough plan of approach and a clear presentation. The committee who judged the tenders of five building contractors made a unanimous decision, as a result of which the contract awarded to Mertens can count on broad support and good cooperation.
The contractor went to work in May 2017 to be able to complete the renovation in July 2018. The Academies of Hotel, Facility and Tourism will be accommodated in the convent as of academic year 2018-2019. The ground floor of the building will accommodate some joint facilities and services such as the library, restaurant, retail facilities and the ServiceDesk.
The new campus will not only consist of the convent. Behind the scenes we have been working on the tender processes of the other two campus buildings. The tender procedures with regard to the conversion of the N- and H-buildings were successful. No objections were filed against the intended decision to award the contract to Mertens Bouwbedrijf (N-building) and Winters Bouw (H-building). So, these buildings are now ready for the next phase too. Mertens Bouwbedrijf has already started working on the convent. On Tuesday 30 May 2017 the contract with Winters Bouw was signed officially.
Tendering landscaping campus grounds
The tender process for the landscaping of the external grounds of the campus has meanwhile been completed too. This project was awarded to Antea Realisatie. The contract was signed on Tuesday 20 June 2017. The landscaping of the campus grounds started in the autumn of 2017.
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