Tender procedure starts for Dutch Pavilion Dubai Expo 2020

The EU tender procedure for the Dutch Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai has officially started. The tender document was published on Tenderned on 15 June 2018. In it, commercial parties are asked to submit proposals for the pavilion, from the interior experience to the external décor. All the features must of course form a unified whole. Proposals should cover the design, construction, maintenance and dismantling of the pavilion. Innovation and sustainability are key principles.

The Dutch participation in Expo 2020 provides an opportunity to showcase what the Netherlands has to offer by way of innovative and sustainable solutions concerning water, energy and food, and especially the connection between them. Strengthening cooperation between the Netherlands and the Gulf region in these areas will pave the way for more partnership in other areas.

Highpoint of the campaign

In the run-up to Expo 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a multiyear campaign entitled ‘Dutch Dubai: Dutch connection in the Gulf’. It involved partnerships with businesses, knowledge institutions, NGOs and authorities on a broad range of activities, with a focus on water, energy and food. The Dutch Pavilion that will be created for Expo 2020 is one of the highpoints of the campaign. Besides providing Expo visitors with a unique experience, it will also serve as a platform that brings together businesses, knowledge institutions and authorities.

Tender document

The tender document can be found on Tenderned. It describes what is expected of market parties, setting out the objectives, the requirements that the pavilion, the external decor and the interior experience must meet, and how tenders will be evaluated. The tender procedure will be overseen by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The deadline for submitting a bid is 12:00 on 3 September 2018.

Sketch of the central pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020

The sustainability district of the Dubai Expo where the Dutch pavilion will be built (sketch)

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