• Timings: 14:00 - 16:30
    Registration: 13:30

    Location: Birmingham City Council

    Cost saving requests and decreasing budgets have highlighted the need for Local Authorities to improve how they manage contracts and specifically how they set objectives for delivery and agree them with contractors through out the lifecycle of the contract. The aim of this seminar is to explain in simple terms how Councils can manage every step of the process from procurement and service delivery to ending a contract and building a reprocurement strategy. The seminar will draw on practical examples and a case study to showcase things one needs to be aware can go wrong and what one should do and not do if this happens.

    Main Topics

    • Reviewing objectives and building a strategy for contract management
    • Encouraging or enforcing contractors to deliver
    • Identifying procurement issues
    • Effectively devising and managing an exit and reprocurement strategy
    • Benefiting from lessons learned
    • Contract variation and avoiding unexpected costs
    • Managing ongoing service delivery,  the members and political processes

    Key Speakers

    • Frances Woodhead, Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP
    • David Hutton, Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP
    • Louise Robling, Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP

    CPD points: 2.5
    Attending this seminar is FREE of charge