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“This event will concentrate on the Public Private Partnerships taking place in the UK.

In the UK the MoD delivers the majority of its needs through PFI/PPP procurement methods”

Refinancing projects

Payment Mechanisms

Delivering defence projects

The issue of confidentiality in Defence projects

Previous procurement methods

Contract structures

PPP/PFI more cost effective than traditional procurement methods

Funding implications

What previous delegates have said about SMi PPP / Defence conferences;

'Great speakers, topics, excellent staff support and organisation...'

Colonel Ivette Falto Heck, Program Manager Space Based Laser, US Air Force

'The best most interesting conference I have ever attended...'

Martin Barker, SATCOM IPT, SAT 11, DPA

'Well presented, relevant and interesting...'

Ian Pirie, SATCOM Terminals Business Area LEader, SAT 2, DPA

'The speaker line-up was superb...'

Colonel Joseph Niemeyer, Chief, Office of Defence Co-operation, Embassy of the United States

Previous Attendee's at Past PPP in Defence Conferences

SEEBOARD, Serco Defence, Ballast Services Division, Thales Defence, Rolls-Royce Plc, BT Ignite, National Audit Office, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Amey Ventures Ltd, Carillion Building Special Projects, Ministry of Defence, Alenia Marconi, Raytheon

Conference programme

8:30 Registraiton and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening remarks

Nigel Campbell

Nigel Campbell, Partner, Bevan Ashford

9:10 DESIGN IN DEFENCE PROJECTS

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson, Managing Director, Gensler

  • Additional costs of delivering poor quality work and how this can be avoided
  • Good design to create positive environment
  • Design as a primary evaluation quality
  • Best quality vs lowest cost
  • Offering optimal value for money and demonstrating cost saving ability to the MoD
  • Learning from the other experiences of developing the PFI in the bidding stages of the project
  • 9:40 THE CONTRACTOR’S VIEW

  • How costs can be cut when bidding for MoD contracts
  • The vision of reducing infrastructure and operating costs
  • Overview of the Public Private ventures so far
  • The importance of removing barriers to change
  • What are the limits to private sector involvement?
  • Future development of PPP for the MoD
  • Cliff Fiander

    Cliff Fiander, Contract Director, Sodexho Defence Services

    Colonel S J Oxlade MBE

    Colonel S J Oxlade MBE, Commander Aldershot Garrison, Headquarters Aldershot Garrison

    10:20 HOW THE CONSIDERATIONS CHANGE OVER THE LIFE OF A PROJECT

    Robin Herzberg

    Robin Herzberg, Concessions Director, Carillion

  • Considering methods of finance for PFI contracts
  • Issues to take into account when financing a PFI project
  • Servicing debt over a long-term credit period
  • Analysing the risks in the various funding PFI programmes
  • Planning ahead and assessing the risks
  • What we can learn from certain sectors
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MoD EQUIPMENT PROJECTS

    David Nash

    David Nash, Partner and Head of PFI Group, Shepherd & Wedderburn

  • Long term robustness
  • Changing service scope
  • Technology refresh/asset replacement
  • Ensuring continuing value for money
  • Optimising fleet sizes
  • Exit strategies
  • 12:00 THE STANDARDISATION AND REFORM OF PROCUREMENT

    Alison Staniforth

    Alison Staniforth, Partner, Eversheds

  • Barriers to entry (including bidding costs)
  • Impact of increasing bidding costs
  • Reducing the length of the bidding process
  • Increased standardisation of contracts
  • Future developments
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 WIDER MARKETS FOR DEFENCE

    James Smyth

    James Smyth, Director, Corporate Infrastructure Finance, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

  • Using spare capacity to generate commercial revenue
  • Establishing appropriateness and workability of deal
  • Outline of the business plan
  • Funding requirements
  • Deal structures
  • Advice and guidance for new Wider Markets Initiatives
  • 14:40 AFTERNOON SESSION : INTERACTIVE EXECUTIVE BRIEFING The ORDER system

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Charles Pybus

    Charles Pybus, Director, KPMG PPP Advisory Services Defence Sector Co-ordinator, KPMG Corporate Finance

    9:10 CASE STUDY

    Dr John Bosnell

    Dr John Bosnell, New Accommodation Programme Director, GCHQ

  • Procuring private finance investment for the refurbishment of GCHQ
  • What GCHQ wants from the development of this deal with the private sector
  • Ensuring value for money for the tax payer in the development of this deal
  • The considerations looked at when deciding the preferred bidder, what are the considerations?
  • What the completion of the overall project will achieve
  • 9:40 CURRENT PROCUREMENT METHODS IN POLISH DEFENCE SECTOR

    Wojciech Olechowski

    Wojciech Olechowski, Partner, Kochanski Brudkowski & Partners

  • Overview of Defence procurement procedures
  • An analogy with the UK Defence procurement procedure
  • Offset contracts
  • The advantages of PPP in Poland
  • Insight into a completed project
  • What can be learnt from Polish procurement?
  • 10:20 OPTIONS FOR DEFENCE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Juliet Reingold

    Juliet Reingold, Partner, Commercial & Trade Law Department, Simmons & Simmons

  • Why Defence projects are different
  • Traditional procurement methods
  • PPP models: contractorisation and outsourcing, PFI and privatisations
  • Essential features of PFI
  • Strategic partnering - developing new innovative forms of PPP
  • Contractual issues in PPPs
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MANAGING UNCERTAINTY

    James Davis

    James Davis, Director, Ernst & Young

  • Project definition
  • Service specification
  • Contractual provisions
  • Funding issues
  • 12:00 PPP IN THE TRAINING DOMAIN

    Richard Gordon

    Richard Gordon, Principal Consultant, Consultancy Solutions

  • Understanding the core business (family jewels)
  • Managing perceptions (speaking the same language)
  • Adding value (third party income generation)
  • Joint marketing (getting the message across)
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 AFTERNOON SESSION : INTERACTIVE EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Competitive Tendering

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    Workshops

    The ORDER system
    Workshop

    The ORDER system

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    11th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    The ORDER system
    Workshop

    The ORDER system

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    11th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    The ORDER system
    Workshop

    The ORDER system

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    11th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    Competitive Tendering
    Workshop

    Competitive Tendering

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    Competitive Tendering
    Workshop

    Competitive Tendering

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    Competitive Tendering
    Workshop

    Competitive Tendering

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th November 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
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    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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