Archive for April 29th, 2014

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Date:  Wednesday 21st May 2014

Time:  9:00am till 4:30pm includes lunch

Where:  Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Level 2, Room 207, Clarendon Street, Melbourne

Cost: $250 members, $300 non-members

Who Should Attend:

Contract Engineers and Managers, Procurement Professionals, Directors and Managers in Local Government, Senior Managers involved in contracts and procurement and engineers involved in contract management


8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome


9:10 – 9:40 Opening Address

Paul Roche, Senior Project Manager, Local Government Victoria

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

Best Practice for Local Government Procurement

•Understanding the Procurement Best Practice Guidelines
•Legislative responsibilities of Local Government
9:40 – 10:15 CASE STUDY: Procurement: A rural perspective

Ian McLauchlan, Director Operations

Loddon Shire

•Delivery Options in a rural environment
•Procurement Challenges of rural municipalities
•Project Management Processes in a rural municipality
10:15 – 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:00 CEO’s Perspective of Procurement of Capital Works

Warren Roberts, Chief Executive Officer

City of Stonnington

•Expectations of the Executive and Council
•The Planning of Major Capital Works
•Delivery and the Processes from the CEO perspective
11:00 – 11:30 Corruption Protection in Procurement

Mark Hayes, Partner


•A Legal Perspective of protection against Corruption
11:30 – 12:00 Completion Management

Laurice Temple, Director

Construction Management Results

•Understanding the keys for successful projects
•The importance of developing a completion strategy and plan at the inception of a project
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Commercial and Financial Risks in Today’s market.

A group discussion on the current issues and impacts that today’s economy has on procurement


Geoff Glynn, Director Assets and City Services

Banyule City Council

Phil Warner, General Manager Infrastructure

City of Whitehorse

Vicki Shelton, Manager Engineering Services

City of Greater Geelong

Tony Kerr, Coordinator Procurement

City of Greater Geelong

2:15 – 2:45 Procurement Planning and Contract Management

Cameron Spence, Manager – Commercial Services,

Municipal Association Victoria

•The importance of Procurement Planning
•Contract Management Guidelines
2:45 – 3:15 Sustainable Procurement

Gary Liddle, Deputy Secretary for Transport

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

•General trends regarding costs of capital works
•Cost of materials and use of recycled material
•What is important in the procurement process
3:15 – 3:30 Conference Summary

IPWEAvic Representative

3:30 – 4:30 Networking & Afternoon Tea

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