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Aims and Objectives of this event:

PPP/PFI is used as a form of funding to develop projects across the world. The UK to date has developed 10 prisons using the PFI financing method. PPP projects are also being developed in Portugal, Italy, South Africa, and the USA to deliver privately financed prisons.

The event will focus on a selection of case studies from across the world of how prisons are being developed using PPP/PFI. The conference will assess how emergency services including fire, police, ambulance as well as the criminal justice sector have used the PFI in order to deliver services and estates. The overall aim of the conference is to educate the individuals attending on how to develop a PPP/PFI projects within the prisons and emergency services sector and also looking at pitfalls and potential funding methods and structures that can be adopted. The conference will also provide a networking opportunity for those in the private sector to assess the new prisons and emergency services projects that will be announced both in the UK and overseas over the coming year.

Benefits of Attending
· Identify the challenges faced by the Home Office and the Prisons Service
· Discover where next in the emergency services sector for PPP/PFI
· Compare PFI versus conventional prisons
· Evaluate PPP/PFI in overseas prisons
· Learn about the Green Book and its recent revisions
· Understand the rationale behind bundling of PPP/PFI projects
· Meet and network with leading industry players

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
Jeremy Skinner, Public Sector Delivery Analysis Team, HM Treasury
Jon Wallsgrove, Departmental Architecture, Lord Chancellor’s Department
Philip Airey, Audit Manager, National Audit Office
Frikkie Venter, Managing Director, Group 4 Correction Services South Africa
Darrin Grimsey, Director, PwC (Australia)
Paul Francis, Commercial Director, Securicor Justice Services
Terry Brewer, Head of Procurement, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
Selina Mason, Enabling Advisor, CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)
David Finlay, Head of the PFI Development, National Audit Office
Stephen Warren, District Auditor – Legal and Technical Unit, The Audit Commission
Graeme Sims, Project Manager, Cheshire Constabulary
Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Gaylor, Head of Criminal Justice Department, Sussex Police Authority
Peter Thorp. PFI Project Manager, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
Roger Mclachrie, Estates Manager, Greater Manchester Fire & Civil Defence Authority

“Very informative, excellent group of expert speakers”
Steve Avis, Management Accountant, MoD – previous SMi delegate

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Cousins

John Cousins, Director of Strategic Procurement, Mouchel

9:10 LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

David Finlay

David Finlay, Head of PFI Department, National Audit Office

  • The challenges faced by the Home Office and Prison Service
  • The key lessons from over 30 NAO PFI/PPP reports
  • Evaluating PFI/PPP projects: the pitfalls to avoid
  • Managing the relationship: the key to a long-term partnership
  • Looking ahead: issues for the future
  • 9:40 THE GREEN BOOK GUIDELINES

    Jeremy Skinner

    Jeremy Skinner, Public Sector Delivery Analysis Team, HM Treasury

  • The Green Book and its recent revision
  • New and emerging areas to be accounted for, including benefits and optimism bias
  • Consequences for PFI
  • 10:20 DELIVERING SUCCESSFUL PPP/PFI PROJECTS IN EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Terry Brewer

    Terry Brewer, Head of Procurement, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority

  • Applying for PFI credits within the emergency services sector
  • Performance management
  • Payment mechanisms
  • Ensuring best value and VFM through PFI procurement
  • PPP/PFI where next for the emergency services sector?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFER COMMUNITY

    Peter Thorp

    Peter Thorp, PFI Project Manager, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service

  • Collaboration between Local Authorities – making the business case
  • The problems of linking authorities together
  • Overcoming the ups & downs during the project’s life
  • Lessons learnt
  • 12:00 A 4 YEAR REFLECTION ON A DELIVERED PROJECT

    Roger Mclachrie

    Roger Mclachrie, Estates Manager, Greater Manchester Fire & Civil Defence Authority

  • Contract sign in 18 months
  • Contractor tender cost minimised
  • Consultant fees minimised
  • The painful bits
  • Delivery
  • Sweet reflection
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 BUNDLING PPP/PFI PROJECTS

    Andy Baker

    Andy Baker, Associate Director, PFI Advisory Team, Mott MacDonald

  • Bundling of smaller local authority projects
  • Creating best value through grouping
  • Making projects attractive
  • Some common challenges
  • 14:40 DESIGNING A COURT HOUSE PROJECT

    Jon Wallsgrove

    Jon Wallsgrove, Departmental Architect, Lord Chancellor’s Department

  • Introduction to accommodation based PFI projects in the Courts Sector
  • Projects management
  • The role of the private sector in court house projects
  • Funding courthouse projects
  • The bidding process, what does it involve?
  • Forthcoming design and procurement innovations
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY: BOLTON MAGISTRATES COURT

    Angus Hughes

    Angus Hughes, Client Manager, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

  • The PFI procurement process
  • Project summary
  • Lessons learnt
  • Managing the challenges
  • Issues for future schemes
  • 16:20 ACHIEVING BETTER DESIGN

    Selina Mason

    Selina Mason, Enabling Advisor, CABE

  • The key to success
  • Preparation
  • Resources
  • Management
  • Encouraging strong contenders
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Norman Rose

    Norman Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association

    9:10 THE PRISONS’ EXPERIENCE TO DATE

    Philip Airey

    Philip Airey, Audit Manager, National Audit Office

  • How have PFI prisons’ performed against their contracts?
  • How do PFI prisons’ compare with conventional prisons’?
  • Has the use of the PFI brought wider benefits for the Prisons’ Service?
  • 9:40 COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO PPP/PFI PRISONS

    Paul Francis

    Paul Francis, Commercial Director, Securicor Justice Services

  • Understanding what the authority requires
  • Delivering the solution
  • The life of the project and its successes
  • The challenges for the future of PFI projects
  • 10:20 A PRISON’S PPP/PFI PERSPECTIVE FROM CHILE

    Christopher Liddle

    Christopher Liddle, Chairman, HLM Design International

  • PFI contract to design three prisons in Chile
  • The need for PFI prisons in Chile
  • The bidding process – the choice behind the bidder
  • Drawing knowledge from the UK market
  • The future for Chilean PPP/PFI projects – where next?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 A REVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST TWO PRISONS

    Sue Lund

    Sue Lund, Senior Transaction Advisor, PPP Unit, National Treasury, South Africa

  • Financing structures, including empowerment requirements of SA government Policy Specification and risk allocation
  • Affordability pressures for government
  • Options for re-negotiation to address affordability constraints: operating fee structures; re-financing; prisons expansion
  • Illustrative comparisons with current public prisons (construction and operating costs and service standards)
  • Feasibility protocol necessary for future prisons
  • 12:00 A PRISON’S PPP/PFI PERSPECTIVE FROM MANGAUNG PRISON

    Frikkie Venter

    Frikkie Venter, Managing Director, Group 4 Correction Services South Africa

  • The rationale behind PPP/PFI in South Africa’s prison’s service as a tool for infrastructure and service modernisation
  • Drawing from UK PPP/PFI projects
  • Review of the prison PPP after one year of operations
  • Mangaung Maximum Security Prison adding value
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE PFI EXPERIENCE

    Walter MacGowan

    Walter MacGowan, Director & General Manager, Group 4 Prison Services

  • Commissioning
  • Implementation
  • Contract development
  • Monitoring
  • 14:40 A CHESHIRE VIEW

    Graeme Sims

    Graeme Sims, Project Manager, Cheshire Constabulary

  • Background to the project
  • Resourcing
  • Output specification for delivering specialist functions
  • Some experiences during the construction phase
  • Operation
  • Lessons learnt
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 AUDITING PPP/PFI IN THE POLICE SERVICE

    Stephen Warren

    Stephen Warren, District Auditor – Legal and Technical Unit, The Audit Commission

  • An introduction to the Audit Commission role in the Police Service
  • Key findings – service outcomes, building quality and costs
  • Improving the performance of PFI
  • 16:20 SUSSEX POLICE CENTRALISED CUSTODY PFI

  • Need for change - taking the PFI option
  • Background and final project product
  • Funding and affordability
  • Providing service improvements
  • Performance standards and payment mechanisms
  • Variations and change management post operational go live
  • Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Gaylor

    Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Gaylor, Head of Criminal Justice Department, Sussex Police Authority

    Briony Saull

    Briony Saull, PFI Contracts Manager, Sussex Police Authority

    Mark Sutcliffe

    Mark Sutcliffe, Sussex PFI General Manager, Reliance Secure Task Management

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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