Complex Procurements - Understanding Development Agreements Framework Agreements and Concession Contracts Regulations 2016


Event summary

This new series of practitioner workshops from the CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network will take a detailed look at complex procurement issues, which requires an update following recent case law that has updated or clarified the legal position.


01 May 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:30


Novotel Leeds Hotel
4 Whitehall Quay
West Yorkshire
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Standard price

£325.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£195.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Entering into development agreements has always been a minefield for CAs and developers, and the recent CA case will undoubtedly create uncertainty for existing agreement and future projects. The case is also an important reminder, as it marks the first use of the ineffectiveness remedy by an English court which may encourage further use by the court of the remedy in the future. 

A recent ECJ case has also provided much needed clarity on the use of framework agreements, which suggests that CAs must state the maximum value requirements at the start of the process, and once this limit has been reached, no further call-offs will be possible. Finally, as CAs enter into partnerships with private companies to exploit commercial opportunities, a reminder of the need to carefully consider the terms of any potential concession opportunity, otherwise face the same draconian penalty as in development agreements.

Who should attend?

The workshop will support procurement, commissioners, finance, solicitors, project managers, auditors and contract managers who are responsible for putting together tender documents or evaluating responses.

How will you benefit?

This workshop will offer you: 

  • directions on how CAs can respond and structure development agreements in light of recent case law 
  • opportunities to verify whether you are setting up or using framework agreement correctly
  • clarification on the use of the competitive dialogue procedures 
  • a practical insight into entering commercial agreements under the CCR16, without the risk of major fines.

CPD hours

Four and a half. 


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  • / Capital finance
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  • / Childrens services
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Efficiency
  • / Ethics
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / IT
  • / Leadership
  • / Local government
  • / Professional development
  • / Revenues and benefits
  • / Risk management
  • / Shared services
  • / Social enterprise and charities
  • / Sustainability
  • / Transport
  • / Value for money

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