The Caribbean Public Procurement (Law & Practice) Conference 2008 (CPPC 2008)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 20, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 18, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2008
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CPPC 2008 will give participants the unique oppurtunity to contribute to and be active
participants in the Movement toward public
Procurement reformative initiatives at both the
national and regionallevels to ensure the
achievement of the aims and objectives of the CSME

For the first time in the Commonwealth Caribbean CPPC 2008 brings together some of the world’s most prominent and leading faculty in the field of Public Procurement Law and Practice.

Conference Highlights:

- Keynote Speech delivered by Professor Sue Arrowsmith,Professor Public Procurement Law,
University of Nottingham, Editor Public
Procurement Journal, Member of UNCITRAL Panel of Experts
- Address on Building Regional Consensus: The Role of CARICOM delivered by Hon. Lolita Applewaithe, Deputy Secretary General, CARICOM.
- Guidance for State Owned Enterprises: Senator
the Honourable Christine Sahadeo, Minister
in the Ministry of Finance,Trinidad & Tobago
- Launch of the Caribbean Association of
Procurement Professionals (C.A.P.P.)

This intensive two-day Public Procurement Law & Practice Conference is designed to provide participants with an in-depth and solid introduction to the key principles, policies, existing rules and international best practices in Public Procurement Law along with a comprehensive coverage of emerging developments in the field.

Innovative and successful procurement practices will be shared by leading Public Procurement experts through panel discussions and workshops to ensure delegates obtain the necessary guidance to effectively
manage risk. The course covers institutional design principles and guidelines for specific procurement formats, including Mega-Projects and eProcurements .The Conference will also serve as a catalyst for the establishment of a regional association of Procurement Professionals.

- Latest Developments in the Common Law of Competitive Bidding
- Use of Public Procurement as a development lever to promote social, industrial & environmental objectives at both the national and regional levels
- Strategies for successful contracting
- Safeguarding Bidders Rights
- Utilizing ADR processes as effective Risk Management Tools
- Governance issues for State Owned Enterprises
- Options for designing an effective Remedies System
- Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in procurement
- Use of IT(eProcurement, eAuctions, etc) to promote efficiency in procurement
- Alternative Procurement strategies (such as PPP’s and PFI’s)
- Arming procurement professionals with the tools to deliver empowered procurement
- Building Regional Consensus in Public Procurement: The Role of CARICOM


- Ministers, Leaders & Procurement Policy Makers
- Permanent Secretaries & Senior Public Servants
- Directors & Management of State Owned
Enterprises and Statutory Bodies
- Lawyers advising contractors and suppliers
- Procurement Professionals (Public & Private Sector)
- Quantity Surveyors
- Architects , Engineers & Project Managers
- Accountants & Auditors
- Developers
- Contractors & Suppliers

This audience will benefit directly from leading experts who combine both the macro and micro perspectives to maximize each participants learning experience!

Some key CPPC 2008 Faculty include:

Professor Sue Arrowsmith, who is currently Professor of Public Procurement Law, Director
of the Public Procurement Research Group in the School of Law, University of Nottingham,
United Kingdom, Editor of the international Public Procurement Law Review Journal and
Member of the UNCITRAL Experts Group.

Dennis Morrison Q.C., a well-known legal educator and litigator, Mr. Morrison is a past
president of the Jamaican Bar Association, former Secretary of the Organization for Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations and a former Chairman of the Council of Legal Education which establishes and oversees the standards for professional legal training in the West Indies and the Law Schools in the region.

Karl Hudson-Phillips Q.C., judge of the International Criminal Court and a former
Member of Parliament, former Attorney General, and minister of Legal Affairs, former President
of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a former Law Reform Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago and is a member of the Board of the Justice Studies Centre of the Americas in Santiago, Chile.

Ms. Patrice Pratt, is a Government Procurement professional who has worked in this eld for
in excess of eleven (11) years. Ms. Pratt is CARICOM’s lead negotiator for Government
Procurement in external negotiating fora and is currently contracted to the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery. Ms Pratt holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics (cum laude), and is an Accredited Procurement Professional (APP). Papers and publications include the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (co-author) and the Government of Jamaica Environmental Guide to Green Procurement (co-author).

Dr. Derrick McKoy, an attorney at law, lecturer at the University of the West Indies and former Contractor-General of Jamaica. Prior to his service as Contractor General, Mr.
McKoy held the position of consultant with the Public Sector Reform Group, under Cluster
1 of Jamaica Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP). He has also served as consultant to the Caribbean Export Development Agency in Barbados, on Competition Policy in the Carifora Region, as well as consultant to the Office of Utilities Regulation Implementation Unit in Jamaica.

Paul Emanuelli, a Canadian Crown Counsel with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
and presenter and lecturer on Procurement Law. Mr. Emanuelli is Chair of the Government
of Ontario's Commercial Lawyers’ Group and also serves on the Board of Directors of
the Association of Law Offices of the Crown. He is the author of the textbook “Government
Procurement”, published by Lexis Nexis and distributes the quarterly newsletter, the National Tendering Law Update.

Woodrow Whiteley, B.Sc., (Hons), M.R.I.C.S., M.C.I.Arb., A.J.I.Q.S., Member I.S.TT., Director, Caribbean Procurement Institute Ltd., is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Arbitrator, Chief Executive Officer of Woodrow Whiteley & Associates, Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Construction Economists with offices in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Whiteley is a past president of the Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors and past executive council member of the Joint Consultative Committee for the Construction Industry in Jamaica.

Charles Holden, is currently the Director General of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply, a growing international federation of some 44 supply chain associations
around the world. He is responsible for the management of the federation, the support in the development of its member associations and in developing new associations in all parts of the world in order to strengthen the professionalism of supply chain practitioners in their daily work and the way in which they are valued by the rest of the corporate sector.

Margaret Rose, Managing Director, Caribbean Procurement Institute Ltd., is an attorney at
law practicing at the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago with extensive litigation and jury trial experience as Principal Advocate Counsel at Rose & Co., Attorneys at Law. Ms. Rose is a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar
Association of Trinidad and Tobago and presently serves on the Boards of the Water and
Sewage Authority of Trinidad & Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation and
Trinidad and Tobago Transparency International.

Victor Hart, is Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI), the
national chapter of Transparency International (TI). Mr. Hart is a retired construction industry professional having served that industry for over thirty years. He is a graduate of UK Universities, firstly as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and later with an MSc degree in Project Management. He has represented this country at conferences in the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Africa, India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Each participant will be provided with a

Conference Package:
Comprehensive Conference and Workshop Materials
Text book “Government Procurement” by Paul Emanuelli


1 Wrightson Road
Trinidad & Tobago

Additional Information

Conference Fee: Regular $1850.00 USD plus 15% VAT Early Bird $1725.00 USD plus 15% VAT C.A.P.P. Workshop & Evening Launch ( includes Cocktails and Dinner) 2oth March 2008 Only : $250.00 USD plus 15% VAT Fees include attendance, program materials, text book ‘Government Procurement’ by Paul Emanuelli, lunch, and break refreshments. Preferential Room Rates have been negotiated for CPPC 2008 delegates at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Space limited Book Now to Guarantee rates.