As an IT supplier to Government, negotiating a good deal can be challenging - especially when using the mandated Procure IT Contracts. Understanding this complex, module-based contract framework can be difficult. Knowing what is up for negotiation and how to achieve good commercial and legal outcomes is imperative.
This is where we can help. We have developed a one-day training course which will guide you through the fundamentals of Procure IT.
Our team understands the special requirements of the NSW Government. We regularly act for Government and have recently conducted training on the Procure IT Contract to senior NSW Government staff. Our team understands the unique needs of Government and the risks it faces. We will share our 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 Procure IT Contract Framework.
Our course is designed to position attendees with a practical understanding of the ICT Procure Contract Framework. The course will equip participants 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 Procure IT 3.1, including case studies on both short form and long form Procure IT contracts
- risk identification and management practices and techniques
- commonly negotiated clauses
- 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 materials 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. He advises clients in relation to commercial contracts of all kinds and sizes and for all industries services and products.
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.
Senior Associate Sarah Butler has practical experience working on IT contracts and will share her knowledge garnered as a commercial and contract law specialist.