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SMi's 6th Annual Conference on education procurement will set the stage in the heart of London for a timely discussion on the most important issues surrounding successful bid strategies, holistic educational visions, future income streams and managing long term partnerships through each phase of the contract. We will be addressing the political and economic problems of introducing a new framework of investment and performance measures, with probable solutions emanating through greater understanding, sharing best practices and promoting teamwork, whilst clearly demarcating roles and responsibilities.

With BSF entering its third and most pivotal year, with the inaugural deals from the early waves due to reach financial close this summer, the conference is opportunely timed to capture the key learnings from the Pathfinder authorities and project stakeholders. They will talk about the challenges they faced along the journey and the changes that have occurred within the industry over the initial bidding period. These insights will prove invaluable to the next raft of authorities due to undertake this process.

Speakers include:

Martin Lipson , Director, 4ps

Paul Lawrence, Head of Education Advisory Services, KPMG

David Hutton, Head of Built Environment, Bevan Brittan

Cheryl Fisher, Head of Division, Structured Finance and PPPs, European Investment Bank

Martin Chilcott, Chief Executive Officer, Place Group

David Hunter, PFI & Projects Partner, Bevan Brittan

Simon Phillips, Director, Investors In Community

Tony Benton, Assistant BSF Director, Westminster City Council

Darryl Murphy, Managing Director, HSBC

Peter Hunter, Principal Consultant, Socitm Consulting

Karen Hill, Associate Director, Infrastructure Finance, Bank of Scotland

Mark Fenton, BSF Manager, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Paul  Lawrence

Paul Lawrence, Head of Education Advisory Services, KPMG

9:10 TALKING ABOUT THE BSF GENERATION

Martin Chilcott

Martin Chilcott, Chief Executive Officer, Place Group

  • Equipping our youth for the challenges of the 21st century
  • Old school versus New school
  • Embedding educational delivery at the heart of the programme: focus on Tameside
  • Drawing inspiration from the international learning community
  • 9:50 EIB’s COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING COMMUNITIES

    Cheryl Fisher

    Cheryl Fisher, Head of Division, Structured Finance and PPPs, European Investment Bank
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  • Evaluating the ripple effect of school investment in priority development areas
  • Spotlight on Newcastle and Lancashire BSF
  • The benefits of EIB as a Structural Funding partner
  • Lessons to be learnt from EIB’s Scottish ventures
  • Lessons to be learnt from EIB’s Scottish ventures
  • 10:10 PERSONALISING THE BSF DISCUSSION

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 KEYNOTE SPEECH: SPOTLIGHT ON SOLIHULL: LIVING THE BSF DREAM

  • From drawing board to reality : a review of the BSF journey
  • A step change in both public and private sector attitudes
  • Building in contractual flexibility, whilst upholding competitive dialogue – the non LEP approach
  • Comparing and contrasting the BSF and PFI routes to new schools
  • The wider impact on Solihull’s community – and future aspirations
  • David Butt

    David Butt, Education Officer, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

    Mark Fenton

    Mark Fenton, BSF Manager, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

    11:40 REFORMING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

    Simon Phillips

    Simon Phillips, Director, Investors in the Community

  • Pioneering long term ‘trust’ partnerships through ‘honest’ brokerage
  • Leveraging the efficiencies gained from independent partnering to benefit the community
  • Attracting the community into schools
  • Identifying the needs of young people and community
  • Linking schools and communities
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A Review of BSF to date

    Martin Lipson

    Martin Lipson, Executive, 4ps

    14:30 ALL SHIP SHAPE IN A BRISTOL FASHION

  • A new approach to procuring 4 new secondary schools worth £150m
  • Overcoming the obstacles of a steep learning curve
  • Understanding the role of LEP and the interfaces between the different supply chains
  • Implications for the existing supplier network
  • Practical advice for future wave authorities
  • Janie  Chesterton

    Janie Chesterton, Bristol PFI/BSF Team, Bristol City Council

    Janie  Chesterton

    Janie Chesterton, Commercial Manager, Partnerships for Schools

    David Hunter

    David Hunter, Partner, Bevan Brittan

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 IS BSF A SOUND INVESTMENT FOR THE BANKING SECTOR

    Darryl Murphy

    Darryl Murphy, Managing Director, HSBC

  • An overview of the sector and current funding market activity
  • What's really in it for funders?
  • The LEP, PFI and ICT - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
  • Where has all the innovation gone?
  • Looking ahead - framework funding, refinancing strategies and the role of the wider capital markets
  • Is the BSF framework exportable?
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hutton

    David Hutton, Head of Built Environment, Bevan Brittan

    9:10 ICT in a Global Context

  • An breakdown of the £250m renovation project
  • The benefits of Strategic Partnering Organisation over a Local Education Partnership for Greenwich LEA
  • Is this the purest form of procurement?
  • Contractual implications for the winning consortium
  • Stephen Heppell

    Stephen Heppell, Director, Heppell.Net Ltd

    9:30 DELIVERING THE BSF PROMISE USING A CONVENTIONAL FUNDING MODEL

    Tony  Benton

    Tony Benton, Assistant Director BSF, Westminster City Council

  • Outline of the Westminster BSF project
  • A review of the amended LEP model in use
  • Managing procurement through competitive dialogue
  • Steps going forward
  • 9:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: TOP MARKS FOR BSF?

    David Hutton

    David Hutton, Head of Built Environment, Bevan Brittan

    Steven Leigh

    Steven Leigh, Senior Executive, 4ps

    Tony  Benton

    Tony Benton, Assistant Director BSF, Westminster City Council

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 BUILDING ICT INTO THE FOUNDATIONS OF BSF

    Peter  Hunter

    Peter Hunter, Business Development Consultant, Socitm Consulting

  • What is the vision for ICT?
  • Variations in scope and approach
  • ICT and the rest of the project
  • Building for the transformation journey
  • 11:40 INTEGRATING ACADEMIES INTO THE NEW BSF MIX

    Michael  Buchanan

    Michael Buchanan, Strategy Director, Place Group

  • An overview of the integrated Academies strategy in Manchester City Council
  • How it is supported by the business and school communities across the city
  • A review of the PfS framework and how the restructure is supporting Academy integration
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 LANCASHIRE CC: A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

    Karen Hill

    Karen Hill, Associate Director, Bank of Scotland

  • Meeting the challenge of closer private/public sector working relationships required for BSF
  • Adjusting the traditional PFI procurement model to suit long term commitments
  • Will standardisation minimise costs, and does it impact the transfer of risk?
  • Opportunities for re-financing the BSF deal
  • Practical advice for future wave authorities and lessons for the industry
  • 14:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close Conference

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

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