9Jan

Advanced Public Procurement Workshop

(Advanced)

An advanced workshop on public procurement including how to deal with a challenge

Theme: Public Procurement and State aid

9 January 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

This will be a session looking at procurement in major projects in particular we will look at:

• when to use Competitive procedure with negotiation and when to use Competitive dialogue;
• how best to structure large projects and the procurement;
• evaluation criteria in particular how to ensure that the criteria don’t prevent or stifle innovation;
• how to deal with challenges to the procurement exercise both during the process and afterwards with particular attention to confidentiality rings
• how to draft long term agreements in particular making sure change control works for the purposes of regulation 72;
• innovation partnerships, what they are and when might they be used.

Suitable audience:

• Experienced procurement lawyers
• Procurement officers
• Others involved in procurement with an understanding of the main issues and legal framework

Overview:

This will be a session looking at procurement in major projects in particular we will look at:

Topics to be covered include:

• when to use Competitive procedure with negotiation and when to use Competitive dialogue;
• how best to structure large projects and the procurement;
• evaluation criteria in particular how to ensure that the criteria don’t prevent or stifle innovation;
• how to deal with challenges to the procurement exercise both during the process and afterwards with particular attention to confidentiality rings
• how to draft long term agreements in particular making sure change control works for the purposes of regulation 72;
• Innovation partnerships, what they are and when might they be used.

Interactive elements

• Workshop with interactive case studies
• We will also present delegates with specific scenarios which will require them to make choices based on the subject matter of the session.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Competencies

This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Peter Ware, Partner and Head of the Government and Infrastructure Team at Browne Jacobson, takes a lead on the commercial aspects of the local authority practice specialising in complex procurement, shared services, state aid, outsourcing and public sector joint ventures. Prior to joining Browne Jacobson Peter worked as a special projects adviser for Nottinghamshire County Council. His extensive knowledge of local authority law and his time leading major projects for various clients has given him a wealth of experience in advising all types of public bodies on commercial matters, in particular their public procurement, PPP and commercial work. He is also an active member of the national executive committee of the Procurement Lawyers Association.

Anja Beriro is an associate in the government and infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson. She specialises in non-contentious procurement matters as well as providing general commercial and governance advice to a wide range of public authorities. Anja’s public sector legal experience has been built through time spent in both the public and private sector and she has previously worked for Sheffield City Council.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.