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Jaap de Koning

European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Association
Chair of Internal Market Committee
Educated as an Economist and Constructional Engineer, Jaap de Koning has a 25-year experience in the field of tendering, contracting and project management in the infrastructure and construction industry. He is head of the group Contracting and Procurement and also manager of the Amsterdam office of Witteveen+Bos. Besides, he is member of the Board of the pension fund of Witteveen+Bos.
He is a regular chairman and speaker on (international) conferences throughout Europe and he is a member of a number of national expert groups on the subject. He is chair of the Internal Market Committee, in EFCA, Brussels. He is registered as a branche-expert at the National Committee on Procurement-experts, and he contributes monthly in Cobouw. He is certified Best Value expert (A+). On the Universities of Twente and Delft, he is a guest-lecturer.

He focuses on projects with specific elements, like the ambition to innovate through procurement, a-typical procurement procedures, such as innovative partnership and special contract models, like building construction team. On this Dutch model (a type of early contractor involvement contract) he developed in the recent months, together with 4 partners, a new standard model. He was actively involved in the development of the new Guidance on MEAT, published through EFCA. His added value lies in his ability to apply his theoretical knowledge and practical experience in real projects. He is able to translate the principles and often legal aspects in normal language so that the client and his team members understand the issues.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 1

11:30am BST

Wednesday, October 2

9:00am BST