As an IT supplier to Government, negotiating a good deal can be challenging - especially when using the GITC framework. Understanding what is up for negotiation and how to achieve good commercial and legal outcomes when contracting with Government is imperative.
This is where we can help. We have developed a one-day training course which will guide you through the fundamentals of the GITC framework.
Our team understands the special requirements of the Victorian Government. We regularly act for Government and appreciate the unique needs and special risks it faces. Our team can share insights to help you negotiate a great commercial outcome. We will walk you through the Government’s procurement and probity processes and provide you with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the GITC framework.
Our course is designed to position attendees with a practical understanding of the GITC. The course will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools required to confidently contract with government agencies. Participants will come away with a thorough understanding of the best ways to negotiate with government and be well positioned to ensure that contracts are prepared properly from the outset to reflect your organisation’s best interests.
Our course focusses on teaching you to:
- appropriately manage and allocate risk
- allow deliverables to be effectively managed
- establish a clear path to maximise outcomes.
The course will also enable participants to identify potential legal risks so that these are successfully monitored and managed.
The course will include:
- overview of contract fundamentals
- discussion of issues with IT contracting
- a detailed analysis of GITC including case studies
- risk identification and management practices and techniques
- types of clauses and common negotiation issues
- contract management mechanisms to ensure the effective performance of your contract post execution.
This course will also provide attendees with detailed guidance on government tendering and probity including:
- how government agencies assess tenders
- value for money tenders: how to ensure success
- potential grounds giving rise to a right of termination for breach
- the rising importance of Cloud in IT Contracts.
Participants will be given a comprehensive set of all material used during the day, including a full set of slides and workshop case studies. The course will also incorporate a Q&A session so specific situations, risks or concerns can be considered and addressed for the benefit of all attendees. The day will conclude with a networking session in order for you to share your experiences with like-minded professionals.
About your trainers
For over ten years Scott Alden has delivered training courses to the private and public sector, with particular focus on contracting. Practising in both the private and public sector, Scott works on large strategic and infrastructure projects, and advises clients in relation to commercial contracts, procurement and probity. Scott has specific expertise in government and commercial law, infrastructure projects, general contractual and legislative advice and the tendering process.
Dan Pearce is a partner in the Victorian Corporate & Commercial and Technology, Intellectual Property and Start Ups team and is highly experienced in the protection and exploitation of computer software and hardware and the provision of information technology services.
Christina Valentine has over 15 years’ experience as a senior lawyer working within Government and brings to this course her practical understanding and first-hand knowledge of the issues, challenges and risks facing Government and suppliers when contracting for IT.