Effective Contract Mobilisation


Repeated from East Midlands

Theme: Acting commercially

13 December 2017, 1.45 – 4.45pm, Bevan Brittan, London


Presented by Bevan Brittan and Sharpe Pritchard

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Those with a broad interest in the practicalities of contract and supplier mobilisation, and exploring ways to improve the experience.


This session explores some of the practical problems associated with contract mobilisation, and how these can be addressed.

Topics to be covered include:

The Authority has just completed the procurement of a major technology-led transformation project. The successful supplier has been identified, the contract has been awarded and the procurement team is winding down and handing over. This session explores some of the challenges that the mobilisation and delivery teams face. We then go back in time to see what foundations should be laid to ensure a smoother transition to the new service.

Interactive elements

There will be elements of interactivity in this session including a breakout session.

Duration: (3 training hours)


This course will cover:

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Bethan Evans, Partner, Bevan Brittan is a local authority lawyer with over 30 years’ experience both in local government and private practice. She specialises in advising local authorities on new ways of working/new delivery models. Beth regularly advises on income generation through charging and trading; decision-making and constitutional issues; LA companies; conflicts and probity. Beth is ranked in Band One in Chambers and Partners for Local Government and Public and Administrative Law.

Judith Barnes, Partner, Bevan Brittan is an experienced public sector lawyer and manager. Judith regularly advises on public sector vires and governance including advice on powers and income generation through charging and trading; decision-making and constitutional issues; conduct and ethics; options appraisals and structuring major projects and regeneration schemes, including asset vehicles; setting up and managing Teckal and Trading companies, charities and social enterprises; and minimising challenge. Judith is a leading individual in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for both Local Government and Public and Administrative Law.

Gemma Townley, Sharpe Pritchard is a solicitor in the technology and data law team and specialises in advising on public sector procurement and a wide range of complex contracts. Gemma advises on public procurement issues at all stages of the process, and is regularly instructed on data protection, freedom of information and intellectual property rights.

Gemma regularly drafts tender documentation and undertakes commercial contractual negotiations for her clients. Additionally, she has experience of advising on a wide range of service contracts in relation to outsourcing projects for adult social care, children’s services, leisure, housing and health. She also has experience of advising clients on grant and loan agreements. She has a particular interest in telecommunications, advising on a voice and video contract for a central government department and on an urban wi-fi project that involved 14 London boroughs.

She advises clients in a wide range of sectors including central government, local government and telecoms. Gemma also presents seminars on various topics, including procurement law updates and contract law.

Debbie Bondi, Sharpe Pritchard is an accomplished business development professional with over 20 years’ experience and a strong background in supporting and leading transformation projects, developing commercial opportunities and using technology to effect change.

She has extensive experience of working with clients to design, establish and deliver major projects. She is a skilled interim project manager and is respected for her practical approach which focuses on delivery. Previous clients include public, private and not-for-profit organisations in a range of sectors including local government, education, retail, finance and telecoms.

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