Legal Overview: Public Service Contracts
Venue: NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
About the course
This full day covers contract law and contract clauses in close detail. Delivered by TPP Law and NCVO, this brings together frontline legal expertise and NCVO's own knowledge of national and local procurement trends and practice.'The interactions, examples and content were at the right level. They clearly know their stuff!' - March 2012 delegate
Designed for voluntary organisations, commissioners and procurement staff, this day covers:
- NCVO policy and procurement overview: what the future holds.
- Procurement law and principles.
- Contract risks and clauses, including
- Variations and change
- Dispute resolution
- Intellectual Property.
- Case law and current examples.
- Negotiation and challenge.
- How to access the right legal support.
- Legal glossary.
Who should attend?
"The strength of the day was the diversity of experiences in the room and clear explanations by both facilitators" - March 2012 delegate
Highly discursive, and rich in current case law, this is suitable for interested organisations of all sizes who are facing an increasingly competitive and complex contracting environment.
Suitable for delegates who are new to contracting, or seeking legal clarity on the correct process.
This course is co-delivered by NCVO and TPP Law.
Owen Wilcox is Director and Solicitor at TPP Law, specialising in public service contracting, partnerships, and creating new organisational structures. Owen and TPP Law have worked closely with NCVO and our members for our number of years, delivering this training since 2009.
Fiona Sheil has led NCVO's training on contracts and procurement since 2010, co-delivering this training with Owen in London and across the country. Fiona is the author of NCVO's public services web content and a number of NCVO policy papers on procurement and public service relationships.
Fees and booking
NCVO members: £147
Non-members (voluntary sector): £210
Private sector: £305
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A limited number of bursaries are available on request to organisations with an income below £200,000. Please contact Fiona Sheil for details.
We survey delegate prior to the event to ensure all key questions are covered during the session, and there are plenty of opportunities to raise and discuss further issues throughout the day.