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Events

We hold regular seminars on a range of legal and business topics. You can find more details for the seminars and register here.

  • Seminars

  • Seminar Series

16 Apr 20

COVID-19: Contract issues asked and answered - WEBINAR

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact upon business and the economy. Supply chains have been disrupted and business arrangements have been altered. This interactive webinar will discuss what we have learned about how well equipped our contracts are to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, and how we can best make them ‘crisis ready’ in the future.

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21 Apr 20 - Brisbane

Business Cases and the Need to Procure

A sound business case, procurement plan and strategy are vital to the procurement process. In this seminar we will cover these fundamental pre-requisites and discuss developing the business case, crystallising the need to procure, planning the procurement, and finally, documenting the strategy. We will also round out this session with a discussion of some of the latest developments in procurement.

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28 May 20 - Sydney

Identifying the need

We wish to invite you to our third seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Identifying the need – Business case, procurement plan and strategy. In this seminar we will discuss developing the business case and crystalising the need to procure, latest developments in procurement and planning the procurement and documenting the strategy.

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09 Jun 20 - Brisbane

Legal Risks in Procurement

Whether you are procuring or responding, the procurement process has significant legal risks that you need to be aware of. In this seminar, we will provide an explanation of the process contract, and help you navigate probity and other legal risks your organisation could be exposed to throughout the procurement process.

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11 Jun 20 - Sydney

Probity in procurement

We wish to invite you to our fourth seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Probity in procurement. In this seminar, we will look at the key tenets of probity, what is value for money, what does conflict of interest mean and how to manage it, some war stories, navigating disclosure and confidentiality in procurement and what does accountability mean and how do we achieve it?

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23 Jul 20 - Sydney

Legal issues and risks

We wish to invite you to our fifth seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Legal issues and risks. In this seminar, we will look at whether you are procuring or responding, the procurement process has significant legal risk the process contract explained, legal risks for buyers and legal risks and obligations for sellers and what other legal risk and liability exist – misleading and deceptive conduct, misrepresentation, estoppel, breach of administrative law.

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04 Aug 20 - Brisbane

Innovative procurement - ECI, MLPs and the rest

Choosing a non-traditional procurement model could be the better approach for your project, but you need to know what you are doing. In this seminar, we consider where innovative forms of procurement are recommended and the risks and issues that can arise with each form. We will also look at developing a decision matrix that can assist you in deciding what form to use.

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06 Aug 20 - Sydney

Tender assessment

We wish to invite you to our sixth seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Tender assessment. In this seminar, we will look at the different approaches, multi-attribute decision analysis, common mistakes and war stories.

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03 Sep 20 - Sydney

Innovative procurement

We wish to invite you to our seventh seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Innovative procurement. In this seminar, we will look at where innovative procurement is recommended, the risks and issues with each form of procurement and a decision matrix to assist in guiding when to use which form.

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15 Sep 20 - Brisbane

Tender Assessment

Compliance is king in all phases of procurement, but is especially critical during the tender assessment. To help you ensure that your organisation’s decisions are able to withstand scrutiny, this seminar will consider the different approaches to tender assessment and multi attribute decision analysis. We will also discuss some common mistakes and war stories in this context to help you maximise your chances of success.

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21 Oct 20 - Sydney

Managing the procurement

We wish to invite you to our eighth seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Managing the procurement. In this seminar, we will look at how once the procurement is finalised there is a contract to manage, setting up the contract governance, the early contract deliverables and transition in / transition out.

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10 Nov 20 - Brisbane

Managing the Procurement

Once the procurement is finalised there is a contract to manage. This final seminar examines setting up the contract governance to make sure you get it right – from the start – so that risks are minimised and objectives are met. We will also look at the transition from the procurement into the contract management phase, practical tips to getting it right, and the risks of contract mismanagement.

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10 Dec 20 - Sydney

Top 10 issues in procurement

We wish to invite you to our final seminar in the Procurement series for 2020, Top 10 issues in procurement. In this seminar, we will conduct an analysis of the top 10 current issues in tendering and procurement.

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