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Meet the key players involved in Defence PPP

Finding the time to explore new business opportunities can be a costly process. Allow SMi to do this for you at our latest finance conference.

PPP in the MoD, taking place on the 12th and 13th November 2001 at the Hatton, London will look at the key PPP projects taking place in the MoD including contract management, contract completion and asset maintenance.

The conference will provide the perfect forum for you to meet key representatives from both private companies and the MoD.

Because SMi specialises in PPP events, we attract speakers of the very highest calibre. PPP in the MoD is no exception and our top-level speakers include:

  • Timothy Stone, Partner, Chair PFI/PPP Business KPMG
  • Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Brian Symes, Managing Director, CAE Aircrew Training Services plc.
  • David Finlay, Head of PFI development, National Audit Office

So secure your place NOW. Do not get left behind in the race to exploit this lucrative market. I look forward to seeing you in London in November.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Timothy Stone

Timothy Stone, Chairman PFI/PPP Business, KPMG

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

David Finlay

David Finlay, Head of PFI Development, National Audit Office

  • Ensuring the project will meet high level objectives
  • Getting the best available deal
  • Evaluating value for money
  • The importance of good contract management procedures
  • Particular challenges for Defence procurement
  • 9:40 DELIVERING DEFENCE PROJECTS

    Neil Sutherland

    Neil Sutherland, Project Director, Carillion Private Finance

  • Learning lessons from non-MOD sector PFI/PPPs
  • Defining results from project risk assessments
  • Developing competitive bids and innovative proposals for MOD PFI/PPP projects
  • Dealing with interactions between PFI/PPP projects
  • Service delivery - the new boundaries
  • 10:20 OUR WORD IS OUR BOND-OUR BONDS ARE OUR WORDS

    Trevor Sturmy

    Trevor Sturmy, Vice President, Deutsche Bank

  • The Market
  • Structuring
  • Concession Agreement Implications
  • Dealing with security
  • Mezzanine Options
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE CONSIDERATIONS RELATING TO MoD PFI/PPP CONTRACTS

    John Daly

    John Daly, Regional PFI Practice Leader, Marsh UK

  • Risk Management-from bid development to full operations
  • Long term projects versus short term insurance markets
  • TTF Contract considerations
  • Insurance Programme Design
  • 12:00 RIVERSIDE HOUSING ASSOCIATION

    David Jepson

    David Jepson, Director, Riverside Housing Organisation

  • Never underestimate the time, detail and resources needed to win an MoD PFI/PPP project
  • Learning as you go along and the invaluable lessons learnt
  • Discussions around penalties for not delivering on time and to budget
  • Providing the MoD with a service rather than a commodity
  • Demonstrating to the MoD your long term commitment to the project
  • Structuring the bid documents to the MoD requirements
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 POST PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

    John Seale

    John Seale, BT Ignite Business Director, DFTS, BT

  • An overview of the largest MOD telecommunications PFI contract
  • Working in partnership with the Defence Communications Service Agency (DCSA)
  • The reasons and justifications for the Business Planning Group (BPG)
  • Lessons and knowledge gained from migration of extant MoD services onto BT Platform
  • The use of a help desk and network control centre
  • 14:40 PPPS MAKING THEM WORK :A CASE STUDY

    Colonel Amedée Miéville / Cliff Fiander

    Colonel Amedée Miéville / Cliff Fiander, Garrison Commander / Contract Director, Headquarters, Aldershot Garrison / Sodexho Defence Services

  • Establishing the requirement
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Responsibilities transferred to the private sector
  • Managing the relationship
  • Developing the opportunities
  • Sharing the benefits
  • 15:40 CIVIL AVIATION

    David Titterington

    David Titterington, Managing Director, Airport Planning and Development UK

  • Potential Civil Operations – Passengers/Cargo/Business Aviation/General Aviation
  • The Options: - Sale and Lease - back - Disposal of surplus military airfields - Joint Ventures - Facilities Management
  • Problems and Opportunities from the UK experience - Ownership and Management - Safety and security
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY: RAF TGDA GROUND TRAINING

    Allen Knight

    Allen Knight, Director, Berkshire Consultancy

  • An explanation of the RAF Training Group Defence Agency (TGDA) ground based training courses
  • The advantages of marketing spare capacity
  • The partnering arrangement
  • Negotiating performance measures
  • Measures to maximise the quality of service
  • Ensuring stakeholder buy-in
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nigel Campbell

    Nigel Campbell, Partner, Bevan Ashford

    9:10 BANK VERSUS BOND FINANCE FOR PFI/PPP PROJECT - - TWO PERSPECTIVES

    James Barry / Graham Beazley-Long

    James Barry / Graham Beazley-Long, Managing Director / Director, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein

    9:40 APPROACH TO BID DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE DEFENCE SECTOR

    David Kirkwood

    David Kirkwood, Project Director, Jarvis Projects

    10:20 DEVELOPMENT OF MoD HOUSING

    Adrian French

    Adrian French, Assistant Director for PFI, Defence Housing Executive

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY: MEDIUM SUPPORT HELICOPTER AIRCREW FACILITY (MSHATF)

    Brian Symes

    Brian Symes, Managing Director, CAE Aircrew Training Services

  • Origins of the MSHATF project
  • An overview of the MSHATF and its operation
  • Ensuring the quality of service and availability
  • Contractor v uniformed training delivery
  • Value for money?
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY;AIRFIELD SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT

    Graham Beal

    Graham Beal, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Determining the initial viability and scope of the ASSP
  • Developing the stages of pre-feasibility, feasibility snd project definition
  • The necessity for thorough project feasibility planning and development
  • Estimating the likely level of market interest in ASSP
  • Key factors affecting the proposed time scale of the project
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE USE OF PFI/PPP IN FOREIGN BASES

    Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor, Partner, Addleshaw Booth

  • Project Scope and Structure
  • Current developments
  • Project specific issues
  • Commercial & legal implications of the Cyprus PFI/PPP project
  • Opportunities for other overseas PFI/PPP projects in the future
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY: FUTURE STRATEGIC TANKER AIRCRAFT (FSTA)

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons and Simmons

  • Service Requirement
  • Payment Mechanism/Performance Regime
  • Insurance/liability issues
  • Termination and its consequences
  • Step-in
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CUTTING RED TAPE AND WINNING THE BID

    Julian Starmer Smith

    Julian Starmer Smith, Lead Consultant, Advantage Technical Consulting

  • Principles for success
  • Outlining main reasons for delays
  • The pitfalls and problems: how to avoid, mitigate or manage
  • Influences on the project
  • Partnership and risk: the key elements of success
  • 16:20 NEGOTIATING PFI CONTRACTS WITH THE MoD

    Jonathan Wassall

    Jonathan Wassall, Director, Lex Defence

  • Incorporating improved service levels
  • Building innovation into the contract
  • Providing increased efficiency for the MoD
  • Working with the customer to address his needs
  • Negotiating the payment terms
  • Balancing risk transfer with value for money
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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