There are three possible partnership arrangements between Vitens Evides International and recipient water companies.
Water Operator Partnership
Vitens Evides International and the recipient water company set objectives and jointly determine what will be required to achieve those objectives. The thought behind a Water Operator Partnership (WOP) is that water utilities can learn from more experienced colleagues. By setting up a WOP, two water companies can team up and learn, without having to wait for external organisations to establish contacts and develop projects. A WOP means long-term support for 5 to 10 years.
Delegated Management Contract
For a Delegated Management Contract, the management of the local water company is taken over by VEI for a specific period with the aim toof improvinge the organisation’s management and performance. A Delegated Management Contract is usually signed for a period of 5 years. After this period the management is given back to the local staff.
Technical Assistance Contract
A technical Assistance Contract is a partnership focused on implementing concrete solutions to improve the local water company, based on terms of reference. This type of contract usually is signed for a period of 1 to 4 years. VEI works on a specific mission objective together with the local staff, and functions purely as additional value to the company. After the contract ends, VEI leaves the company.