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This conference will look at the key projects taking place across local authorities and how changes in standard PFI documentation will impact on PFI projects at a local level.

As Local authorities generally look at doing smaller projects they are often bundled together to make them more attractive to potential bidders and investors.

The Local Authority Market is large and diverse, with wide ranging responsibilities. The sector has political as well as economic influences.

This conference will discuss market size, key trends, the role of the Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships, by speakers from Central and Local Government. The conference will also look at a selection of local authory case studies within education, health, street lighting and waste projects.

Benefits of Attending
· Discover the future of PPP in Local Authorities
· Assess the changing role of the local authority covenant strengths
· Learn what is being done to achieve more joined-up PFI projects
· Prepare for the future of financial markets within PPP projects
· Meet and network with leading industry players

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
Simon Oliver, Policy Advisor, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)
David Locke, Executive, 4ps
David Finlay, Head of PFI Development, National Audit Office
Damian Murray, PPP /PFI Specialist, Audit Commission
Lucy Bonnerjea, Head of Social Services, Department of Health
David McVean, Senior Project Advisor, Department for Education and Skills
Eddie Lewis, Head of PPP Unit, Department of Environment and Local Government
John Curley, Senior Education Officer, Glasgow City Council
Nick Pitts-Tucker, Joint General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Michael Bryan, Associate Director, NIB Capital Bank
Gerard Blood, Head, Local Government and Property, Equion
Alan Aisbett, Partner PFI, Pinsent Curtis and Biddle
Jane Schofield, Chief Executive, Greenwich Primary Care Trust (NHS)
Peter Hodge, Senior Development Manager for Public Private Partnerships, Essex County Council
Mike Williams, Strategic Waste Manager, Gloucestershire County Council
Paul Kennedy, Project Manager, Manchester City Council

“Excellent range of presentations…”
Eamonn Greville, Senior Architect, Department of Education & Science

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris Buttress

Chris Buttress, Director, PwC

9:10 KEY NOTE SPEAKER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PFI INITIATIVE

Simon Oliver

Simon Oliver, Policy Advisor, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)

  • Joining up across local authority services, and with other public agencies
  • How far have joined-up PFI projects been achieved so far?
  • What is being done to achieve more joined up PFI projects?
  • Full service schools and Joint Service Centres
  • 9:40 PPP IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    David Locke

    David Locke, Director, 4Ps, United Kingdom

  • PPP/PFI role within local authorities
  • What is emerging in the market?
  • Where is PPP heading for the future in local authorities?
  • The role 4ps play in assisting the local authorities within the procurement process
  • Challenges and obstacles
  • Lessons learnt from previous experiences
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ACHIEVING QUALITY IN SCHOOLS PFI

    Peter Hodge

    Peter Hodge, Senior Development Manager for Public Private Partnerships, Essex County Council

  • Schools PFI in Essex
  • Critical success factors
  • Specific lessons - Procurement - Constructions - Operations
  • 12:00 AUDITING PPPS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Damian Murray

    Damian Murray, PPP/PFI Specialist, Audit Commission

  • Taking the citizen’s perspective
  • Supporting well-managed service innovation
  • Identifying the audit risk
  • Asking the right questions at the right time
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS

    Mike Williams

    Mike Williams, Strategic Waste Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

  • Why choose PFI for waste as opposed to traditional methods of procurement?
  • Long–term drivers, project scope and best value
  • Risk issues and waste dynamics
  • Challenges and obstacles of implementing waste management in PPP/PFI project
  • 14:20 PFI AND INNOVATIONS

    Lucy Bonnerjea

    Lucy Bonnerjea, Head of Social Services PFI, Department of Health

  • PFI offers - Opportunities and challenges for innovation
  • PFI offers - New buildings or new outcomes? - New services or new partnerships? - A focus on the present or the future? - A blank sheet of paper - for your vision
  • 15:00 THE BANKER’S VEW OF PPP PROJECTS IN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY SECTOR

    Nick Pitts-Tucker

    Nick Pitts-Tucker, Joint General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • The changing role of the local authority
  • Covenant strengths, credit ratings and other issues
  • Conduit funding of local authority projects
  • The way forward?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 STANDARDISING THE PROCUREMENT - DOES IT WORK?

    Stephen Matthew

    Stephen Matthew, Partner & Head of Special Projects, Eversheds

  • The Standard Form Guidance - what do they cover?
  • Freedoms and Flexibilities for Local Authorities
  • The HMT approach - Building on OGC
  • Project specific issues
  • Managing the procurement within the Guidance
  • 16:40 SUCCESSFUL PARTNERING

    Mike Walsh

    Mike Walsh, PFI Forward Planning Manager, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

  • Identifying client needs
  • Making the resources match the expectations
  • Which type of partnerships?
  • Ensuring quality
  • Managing different modes of service delivery simultaneously
  • Artificial and cultural boundaries
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hutton

    David Hutton, Partner, Bevan Ashford Solicitors

    9:10 LESSONS FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PFI / PPP

    David Finlay

    David Finlay, Head of PFI Development, National Audit Office

  • The NAO coverage of Central Government PFI/PPP projects
  • Key lessons from the NAO’s reports on over 30 deals
  • Project evaluation: some pitfalls to avoid
  • How to manage relationships for long-term success
  • 9:40 ACHIEVING GOOD DESIGN THROUGH PFI/PPP

    Selina Mason

    Selina Mason, Enabling Advisor, CABE

  • Clarifying aspirations
  • Preparation
  • Resources
  • Consultation
  • 10:20 PPP IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

  • The use of PPP in social care
  • Joint commissioning under the Health Act
  • Special features of social care projects
  • Jane Schofield

    Jane Schofield, Chief Executive, Greenwich Primary Care Trust (NHS)

    Christopher Causer

    Christopher Causer, Head of the Projects Groups, Nicholson Graham and Jones

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PPP IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES - GLASGOW

    John Curley

    John Curley, Head of ICT/Administration, Glasgow City Council, Education Services

  • PPP issues in Glasgow
  • Developing relationships
  • Monitoring the contract
  • Dealing with disputes
  • Managing changes
  • Managing expectations
  • 12:00 PPP IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES – IN IRELAND

    Eddie Lewis

    Eddie Lewis, Head of PPP Unit, Department of Environment and Local Government

  • The current perspective of PPP in Ireland
  • The role of Central Government in assisting local authorities
  • The development of partnerships’ approach in local government
  • The management of a PPP/PFI project
  • The future for PPP/PFI
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 FINANCING PPP/PFI

    Michael Bryan

    Michael Bryan, Associate Director, NIB Capital Bank

  • What critical financial issues need to be considered?
  • The key factors to be considered when financing PPPs
  • Challenges to overcome
  • How to make PPP projects financially attractive
  • The future of financial markets in PPP
  • 14:40 PARTNERSHIPS FOR E-GOVERNMENT

    Glyn Evans

    Glyn Evans, Head of e-Services, London Borough of Camden

  • The challenges of e-government
  • ICT partnerships – whose crystal ball?
  • Structuring for change
  • Managing the risk
  • The challenges of sustainability
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PPPS IN LEISURE

    Kathy Chapman

    Kathy Chapman, Leisure PFI Project Manager, Uttlesford District Council

  • The use of PFI/PPP in Leisure
  • Dealing with uncertainties - the joint responsibilities of local government and leisure project
  • The external funding arrangements for an incremental investment
  • Governance structure
  • Lessons learnt
  • 16:20 LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

    Alan Aisbett

    Alan Aisbett, Partner PFI, Pinsent Curtis & Biddle

  • Impact of new powers
  • Impact of new capital finance
  • Development of new structures for investment
  • Development of new structures for service delivery
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    The Procurement Process In Education

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    4th June 2003
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    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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