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This workshop is an excellent opportunity update your knowledge and gain an overview on procurement trends in the waste sector. It will look at; current practice in waste procurement projects, trends for completing the competitive dialogue, standardisation of waste contracts and WIDP, managing risk allocation and potential future developments.  It has content for delegates with basic knowledge and experience , as well as for those with more experience in the sector.


Simmons & Simmons consistently provide exceptionally high-quality workshops and masterclasses in partnership with SMi. Procurement in the Waste Sector is no exception. This is another unmissable opportunity to gain firsthand access to the leaders in their field and aquire a level of expertise that will be invaluable to your organisation.      


Your Workshop Leaders:


               Richard Dyton is a Partner in the Projects Group specialising in infrastructure projects. He leads the Waste Group within the Firm and coordinates the Firm’s PFI/PPP activities. He has extensive experience of advising UK and international sponsor clients together with overseas central and local government. He is consistently recommended as a PFI expert in Legal 500 and Chambers.














Ann Marie Davies is a Solicitor in the Projects Group at Simmons & Simmons international law firm and has led successful workshops for SMi Group in the past.  Ann Marie specialises in Projects law and waste PFI contracts in particular.  She has extensive knowledge of waste procurement with five years experience working in the sector, advising upon both public and private sector clients.














Company Overview


Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 legal staff in 20 offices situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  The firm's Projects lawyers have acted for public and private sector clients in the waste sector for many years. Simmons & Simmons have a strong track record in both transactional and compliance/regulatory waste law advice, building on market-leading projects and environmental law practices and a network of international offices for cross-border work.




Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Competitive Dialogue Update

9:45 Procurement Trends in Waste PPP/PFI Competitions

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Standardisation of Waste Contracts (WIDP)

11:45 Managing and Mitigating Risk

12:15 Question and Answer Session


Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

Buckingham Gate 45/51
London SW1E 6AF
United Kingdom

Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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