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As you know, PPP deals are very complex and technical, with contract design and contracting procedures being of upmost importance. This event will look at how PPP deals are put together, the different types of contracts that exist and the manner in which they are developed.

Incorporating key case studies and presentations from influential experts and decision-makers, this forum promises to be an unparalleled source of information on the latest contractual and legal issues in PPP/PFI and will provide excellent networking opportunities.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from expert speakers such as:
  • Norman Ballantyne, Project Director, Legal Services, 4ps
  • Amar Qureshi, Guidance and Contracts Coordinator, Waste Implementation Programme, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • James Robertson, Chief Economist and Director PFI Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office
  • Malcolm Costigan, Legal Counsel, Danish Palaces & Properties Agency
  • David Stark, Managing Director, Keppie Design
  • Dr Andrew Edkins, Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Management of Projects, The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, University College London
  • David Kyte, Vice President & Managing Director, Hill International (UK)
  • Andrew Brydon, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Michael Polling, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Sophie Charveron, Associate, Construction and Engineering and Projects Group, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis  LLP
Chaired by: 
  • Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association
Benefits of attending:
LEARN how to create the ideal conditions for contract management
STRENGTHEN your long term business partnerships
REVIEW drafting exercises for PPP/PFI projects
UNDERSTAND negotiation tactics in light of standardised contracts
ASSESS various procurement issues across sectors

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Norman Rose

Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

9:10 IMPROVING THE PFI TENDERING PROCESS

James Robertson

James Robertson, Chief Economist and Director PFI Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office

  • Timelines and costs – how can they be improved?
  • Making sure potential bidders tender
  • Impact of Competitive Dialogue
  • 9:50 THE EVOLUTION OF A PPP MODEL

    Malcolm Costigan

    Malcolm Costigan, Legal Counsel, Danish Palace and Properties Agency

  • PPP in theory
  • Learning the hard way
  • New implications and processes used in the formation of the current contract model
  • Applying the model to a specific project
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE EMERGING CONTRACTUAL MODEL

    Norman Ballantyne

    Norman Ballantyne, Project Director - Legal Services, 4ps

  • Using standard suites of agreements
  • Public - private joint ventures
  • To LEP or not to LEP
  • Delivering future projects through the LEP
  • Value for money in BSF
  • Lessons from NHS LIFT
  • 11:40 POSITIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND HARMONIOUS INCENTIVES

    Mikko Ramstedt

    Mikko Ramstedt, Senior Project Advisor, Financial Partnerships Unit, The Scottish Office Development Department

  • Pre-thinking the process of a contract
  • Tendering and selection of preferred bidder
  • Examples from previous positive co-operation
  • Usage-based payments as a common compensation method
  • Determining adequate contract completion methods
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MOD PAV1

  • Principal similarities and differences with SOPC4
  • Commercial and drafting issues
  • Key negotiating points
  • Michael Polling

    Michael Polling, Senior Associate, Simmons & Simmons

    Andrew  Brydon

    Andrew Brydon, Senior Associate, Simmons & Simmons

    14:30 DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT ISSUES IN PFI

    David Stark

    David Stark, Managing Director, Keppie Design

  • Investment for whole facilities, whole life and robust design solutions
  • A timescale for design and procurement
  • The changes brought about by competitive dialogue
  • How prescriptive should public sector clients be?
  • 15:10 THE WASTE INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY PROGRAMME (WIDP)

    Amar Qureshi

    Amar Qureshi, Guidance and Contracts Coordinator, Waste Implementation Programme, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

  • WIDP’s action plan
  • Progress to date
  • The PFI process in waste
  • Next steps
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    9:10 LARGEST PPP SCHEME IN FRANCE TO DATE

    Jérôme Fleury

    Jérôme Fleury, Director of PPP, Eiffage Group

  • Project history
  • Procedure development
  • Financing and contractual structure
  • Legal and contractual matters
  • Project progress to date
  • French PPP market prospective
  • 9:50 PPP/PFI IN SCANDINAVIA

    Lars-Henrik Andersson

    Lars-Henrik Andersson, Associate, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

  • Historical and cultural reasons for the lack of PPPs in Scandinavia
  • Previous PPPs in Sweden
  • Upcoming PPPs in Scandinavia
  • Dealing and negotiating with an inexperienced government
  • Getting the deal done and achieving a result which you can live with
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GETTING TO FINANCIAL CLOSE

    Malcolm McKillop

    Malcolm McKillop, Project Director, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

  • The contractual and organisational framework for healthcare PFI
  • What does ‘project specific’ really mean?
  • Negotiating: both the style and the substance
  • Legal clarity: what does it mean?
  • How to control the process and timetable
  • Who really controls deal closure?
  • 11:40 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

    Keith Strutt

    Keith Strutt, Senior Consultant, Hill International

  • Risk management: factors you need to consider in order to manage risks
  • What other avenues exist to motivate the parties?
  • How can the involvement of top level executives in steering committees expedite "in-house" dispute resolution?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MANAGING THE 3RD P

    Dr Andrew Edkins

    Dr Andrew Edkins, Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Management of Projects, The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, University College London

  • Theory suggests that transactions can be contracted completely, reality is somewhat different
  • A partnership suggest an emphasis on the relationship not the transaction
  • The parties in the partnership need to recognise both how to prepare and manage the relationship
  • Why is measuring the performance of partnerships is not straightforward
  • 14:30 BENCHMARKING AND MARKET TESTING

    Bob Horner

    Bob Horner, Chief Executive, CorLa

    15:10 PFI AND THE COMPETITIVE DIALOGUE

    Sophie Charveron

    Sophie Charveron, Associate, Construction and Engineering and Projects Group, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP

  • When can the Competitive Dialogue be used for PFI projects?
  • What is expected from bidders during the dialogue phase?
  • What is the scope for discussion during the dialogue and what are the risks?
  • How complete do the tenders need to be?
  • What is fine-tuning?
  • What are the implications of the new standstill period?
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Assurance: Checking PPP/PFI Risk Analysis
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    Assurance: Checking PPP/PFI Risk Analysis

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    16th October 2007
    London, United Kingdom

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