Early involvement - Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers
How do you control - and overcome - the problems with early contractor involvement, e.g. pre-market testing or specification writing, so you reap the benefits without conferring an advantage?
Contract phase - Rupert Sydenham, Hogan Lovells
What are tried, tested and verified methods for ensuring that social value is captured during the contract phase, in other words, that tenderers deliver on promises?
Future-proofing - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson
What is a tangible methodology for future-proofing a new procurement - leveraging the available flexibilities and introducing compliant measures which give you an advantage?
Evaluation - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Using recent cases and real-life examples, how far can evaluators push their "margin of discretion"? Is consensus scoring essential? What happens if there is an impasse?