PPP/PFI Training Course: Achieving Savings in Public Contracts

Venue: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2011
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SMi is proud to present...
PPP/PFI Training Course: Achieving Savings in Public Contracts
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London
In association with Sharpe Pritchard

Public-private partnerships have been responsible for the delivery of over 700 large infrastructure projects in the UK over the past 20 years. There is evidence to suggest that the financial crisis of recent years may make PFI-style projects even more attractive to the world's governments, as they seek ways of investing in infrastructure and stimulating growth that do not require immediate expenditure or borrowing. In the UK, however, it is increasingly being suggested that public-private initiatives provide poor value for money to the taxpayer as projects, often delivered over budget or late, fail to achieve the savings that were hoped for.

The latest Masterclass in SMi's highly successful PPP/PFI Training Course series delivers an invaluable step-by-step guide through the complexities of a PPP/PFI project, focusing on how to achieve delivery of the project at minimum cost and how variance of contracts can help to achieve significant savings. Providing specialist insight into all the key issues, with an opportunity to ask the experts, you will gain a comprehensive overview of PPP/PFI from a leading law firm in an informal and interactive environment.

Register now and ensure that you have the knowledge and information you need to achieve savings in your public contracts!


Key reasons to attend:
A practical Masterclass on all aspects of varying major public contracts:
• Get practical tips on how to build flexibility and ‘future-proofing’ into contracts
• Understand the legal and procurement context when varying public contracts
• Avoiding challenge and delay: Current case law and guidance
• Maximize the benefits and value from your existing contracts
• Learn how to conduct a streamlined, compact and cost effective procurement under the competitive dialogue
• Creating and using frameworks
• Special Issues in ICT procurement

Masterclass Agenda:
8.30 Registration & Refreshments
9.00 Welcome & Introduction
9.10 Legal, procurement and policy context
9.50 How to future-proof new contracts
10.30 Varying existing contracts: practical tips
1.10 Morning Refreshments
11.25 Streamlined procurement
12.05 ICT procurement
12.45 Summary and Conclusion
1.00 Close of Masterclass

For further information and to register online, please visit:
Alternatively, contact Ninica Hussain on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6115 or Email: nhussain@smi-online.co.uk