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As more and more waste is being produced annually, the need for successful waste management solutions is now greater than ever. With EU targets looming large over the industry there is a real need for a sustainable waste resolution.

SMi's 4th Annual PPP/PFI in the Waste Sector Conference will cover all the latest policy news from DEFRA and 4ps along with upcoming new projects in the UK. You simply cannot afford to miss this unique opportunity to benefit from expert presentations, informative case studies and extensive networking opportunities.

Why you should attend:

Gain valuable insight into new developments in waste policy, the procurement and standardisation process and European landfill targets
Learn about the challenges that PFI can bring and the alternatives that can be used
Hear local authorities discussing their experiences with waste PFI projects along with the results that are being produced.
Update yourself on new technology developments in the marketplace as well as the latest in waste treatment facilities.
Review the latest issues surrounding the successful closure of PFI projects and how problems can be avoided along the way.

Hear from expert speakers including:

John Burns, Director of the Waste Implementation Programme, DEFRA
David Revell, Project Director, 4ps
Tim Judson, Director of Procurement, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
Malvin Trigg, Assistant Director, Nottinghamshire County Council
Philip Gibby, Director, Environment Food & Rural Affairs, The National Audit Office
Mathias Pahlke, Head of Waste and Environmental Services, Nord LB
John Thistlewood, Contract Procurement Manager, Cheshire County Council
Dr Hugh Bulson, Managing Director, Organic Resource Agency
Phil Davies, Head of Waste Management & Transport, London Borough of Southwark
Dr Niranjan Patel, Contract Implementation Manager, Cornwall County Council
John Gibbs, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Nicholas Hallett, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Peter Jones, Director of External Relations, Biffa Waste Services


Why not join us for our pre conference seminar ' Public Sector Management of Local Authority Waste Project Procurement'? This half day pre conference seminar is designed for central government and local authority waste procurement and finance officers. Attendees will benefit from a targeted briefing designed to make sure participants select the most appropriate value for money solution for their particular circumstances. There will be a particular focus on a more proactive approach to long term public sector risk management.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jacqui  O'Keeffe

Jacqui O'Keeffe, Partner , Simmons & Simmons

9:10 THE KELLY REPORT AND BEYOND

John Burns

John Burns, Director of the Waste Implementation Programme, DEFRA

  • Upate on the Waste Implementation Programme
  • Are targets being met?
  • Overview of future market activity.
  • Are EU targets now within our reach?
  • 9:50 NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY TREATMENT OFFERINGS

    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones, Director of External Relations, Biffa Waste Services Ltd

  • Update on current options
  • What performance data is currently available and how can it be improved?
  • Demonstration plants - are they being best utilised?
  • Today's buyer needs
  • The Total Waste Management Approach
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CONTRACT STANDARDISATION PROCESS

    Richard Dyton

    Richard Dyton, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • How are guidelines being implemented?
  • Does one size really 'fit all'?
  • What new problems are being created and how can these be addressed?
  • 11:40 GAINING EFFICIENCY AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN WASTE PFI PROJECTS

    John Gibbs

    John Gibbs, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • How can the current PFI model be altered to devliver a better value for money solution?
  • What lessons can be learnt from other PFI sectors?
  • Planning timescales - how long is realistic?
  • Transfer of risk - how can best value be achieved?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 CASE STUDY - THE CHESHIRE WASTE PROJECT

    John Thistlewood

    John Thistlewood, Contract Procurement Manager, Cheshire County Council

    14:20 MOVING THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    David Revell

    David Revell, Project Director, 4ps

  • The revised Waste Procurement Pack
  • What steps are being taken to reduce the timescale of the procurement process?
  • The ideal timetable- how does this work?
  • Benchmarking/ Market testing
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 CASE STUDY - UPDATE ON THE SOUTHWARK WASTE PROJECT

    Phil Davies

    Phil Davies, Head Of Waste Management & Transport, Southwark London Borough

    16:10 TOWARDS REDUCING LANDFILL IN THE UK

    Philip Gibby

    Philip Gibby, Director, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, National Audit Office

  • How does our progress compare with the rest of Europe?
  • Will recycling prove the answer?
  • Are alternatives to landfill being fully utilised?
  • 16:50 CASE STUDY - THE GREATER MANCHESTER WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY

    Tim Judson

    Tim Judson, Director of Procurement, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 CASE STUDY - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - THE TOTAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    Malvin Trigg

    Malvin Trigg, Assistant Director, Nottinghamshire County Council

  • Development of waste strategy
  • Preparation for procurement
  • OJEU to close of contract
  • 9:50 ALTERNATIVES TO PFI

    Nicholas Hallett

    Nicholas Hallett, Technical Director, Mott Mac Donald Ltd

  • Challenges with PFI model - what can go wrong?
  • When is PFI not appropriate?
  • Alternative procurement models and how successful have they been?
  • Achieving the best value for money outcome
  • Case Studies
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE - THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

    Hugh Bulson

    Hugh Bulson, Managing Director, Organic Resource Agency Ltd

  • How can best practice from Europe be adapted to fit with the needs of the UK?
  • Update on European technology developments
  • What results are being produced?
  • 11:30 NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FUNDING ISSUES

    Mathias Pahlke

    Mathias Pahlke, Head of Waste & Environmental Services, Nord LB

  • Is the waste sector now becoming more attractive to investors?
  • Are we seeing the development of a competitive funding market?
  • Making projects bankable/ requirements of funders
  • 12:10 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

    Mike Barr

    Mike Barr, Director, Waste Management, Halcrow Group

  • From initial bid to fully operational
  • Mutual support in meeting long term targets
  • Risk sharing and partnership development
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:20 CASE STUDY: CORNWALL- PROCUREMENT OF AN INTERGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

    Niranjan Patel

    Niranjan Patel, Contract Implementation Manager, Cornwall County Council

    Miranda Lingard

    Miranda Lingard, PFI Solicitor, Cornwall County Council

    15:00 COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE

    Allan Barton

    Allan Barton, Chairman, London Remade

  • How has this consolidation come about?
  • How are new entrants being attracted to this market?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using one supplier for all aspects of the waste treatment process
  • The dominance of a few - has this inherently damaged the market?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 THE FINAL HURDLE - CLOSING THE DEAL

    Nick Churchward

    Nick Churchward, Associate, Bevan Brittan LLP

  • Whay do projects fail in the final stages?
  • What can be done earlier on in the process to prevent problems when it comes to closing the deal?
  • Can we speed up the closing process?
  • Case study
  • 16:40 PPP/PFI IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Martin Burianek

    Martin Burianek, Environmental Specialist, The Municipality of Frydek-Mistek

  • Legal and institutional framework for PPP/PFI projects
  • Current situation at the local level
  • Case study  - the Joint Venture PPP model
  • Sustainable marketing as process for waste management innovation
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    Public Sector Management of Local Authority Waste Project Procurement

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