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Het Waterschapshuis: Strategic Partnership for Cloud Technology

Het Waterschapshuis (hWh) is a joint subsidiary company of the Dutch Water Authorities, that provides with management, administration and administrative organization services in the field of digital information for the Dutch Water Authorities: it is responsible for the procurement and contract management of (joint) information services and data and represents the general needs and interest of the complete water sector in the Netherlands.

hWh is looking for a long term strategic partnership for cloud technology and its related products and services as the trends suggest that many applications and solutions are needed to better manage water, water treatment and water systems. Data will increasingly be stored and used in a cloud environment. hWh intends to initiate innovation procurement projects together with this strategic partner related to new applications in AI, machine learning, Big Data, Data lake and Data virtualization/integration, etc. in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its public tasks. hWh also foresees the transition of its current on-premise database technologies, workplace technologies and process automation related technologies to a cloud platform.

In order to acquire more information hWh is starting an Open Market Consultation. Please find the link to the OMC here. The goal of the questions in this Open Market Consultation is to gather the necessary information to prepare an upcoming procedure to select the best partner to work with for the coming 5 to 15 years. The provisional timetable for the OMC is as follows. hWh reserves the right to modify/update the following dates:

22nd January 2021 Publication of pre-announcement and making available market consultation documents & list of questions (through the EU Survey).
2nd February 2021 Final date to register for the meeting in WebinarGeek.
4th February 2021 (15:00 to 16:00 CET) WEBINAR in WebinarGeek.
26th February 2021 (12.00 CET) Deadline to receive answers to the questions in the EU Survey.
19th March 2021 Publication of market consultation report.
19th March 2021 Closure of market consultation.
Q2 2021 Go/No-go decision on Procurement Strategy

For more information about the OMC please contact: Ana Lucia Jaramillo at


Webinar Speakers

Roland van de Boel (Het Waterschapshuis)

Roland acts as Technical manager at hWh and works since 1988 in IT. He worked for many governmental organizations (municipalities, provinces, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, waterboards) in project management / implementation-roles.

Sandra van Deelen (Het Waterschapshuis)

Sandra has over 20 years of experience in various ICT roles. As a program manager within hWH, she is responsible for a diversity of projects and contracts, as well as a number of business cases.

Stephan Corvers (Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs)

Stephan has over 25 years of experience in the field of European Procurement. He is the founder, owner and managing director of Corvers Procurement Services – a private company operating in the field of European Procurement existing since 2000. Corvers has been involved in a wide range of innovation procurement projects, relating to e.g. new markets, new products or services, new distribution channels, and new technology. Since 2020, Mr. Stephan Corvers acts as of counsel expert on innovation procurement for the Air Traffic Control Netherlands (LVNL).

What are the benefits for the strategic partner?

  1. Possibility to align and team up with water boards from the Netherlands to speed up the time to market of innovative solutions developed in co-creation with the Contracting Entities.
  2. Broaden the market share and have a national sector as reference.
  3. Reference site for (other innovation) procurement projects from water boards or similar organizations in Europe and other regions.
  4. Act as reference when it comes to sustainability and the objectives of the European Green Deal.
  5. Act – together with HWH – as a forerunner in Innovation Procurement projects related to AI, ML and Big Data.