Applying Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in public procurement procedures of water infrastructure

On 2 June the EWA organised an event on the premises of IFAT. New directives (2014/24/EU; 2014/25/EU) on Public Procurement „… promote a life-cycle costing approach” according to the EU Public Procurement Reform. Application of this approach however, raises several sector specific questions and faces a variety of practical challenges.

The symposium focused on Life Cycle Costing (LCC), its role and application in water infrastructure investment projects. Understanding and application of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in public procurement procedures wer emphasized through international best practices and examples presented by lecturers of different disciplines and stakeholder groups (service providers, industry, academia, public sector). The event aimed to provide a multi-stakeholder overview on the topic as well as to draw up current and future challenges that should be overcome in order to improve decision-making of the field. The obvious need for methodological development and capacity building, and adequate tools for the application of LCC – such as Dynamic Cost Comparison Calculation (DCC) – were highlighted. 

Presentations

Applying Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in public procurement procedures of water infrastructure

Ildikó Czeglédi, Coordinator of the EWA Working Group on Water Economics (2.4 MB)

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) - The North American Perspective

Glenn Vicevic/ Mike Benson/ David Bingham/ Sharina Naidoo, GE Water, Canada (1.5 MB)

Recommendations on the findings of the event from the organisers

Károly Kovács, EWA President (279.5 kB)