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Open-book contracting in public procurement and UK best practices

The BPCC and the British Embassy invite you to a joint meeting of the Public Procurement and Transport Infrastructure policy groups, focused on the UK experience of using the Open Book formula in the implementation of public infrastructure projects.

The aim of the event is to promote the use of Open Book in public procurement. At the meeting, we will present examples of projects implemented using this formula in the UK (including the cost of the project and distribution of responsibilities) to encourage the Polish procurement authorities to look into the advantages of this procedure in public procurement.

One  British flagship project completed using Open Book has been the modernisation of the signalling for London Underground's Metropolitan, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines. This project's value was over £760 million.

Nicola J. Ellis from law firm K & L Gates will give a presentation regarding the British experience with the application of Open Book in this kind of project.


10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 - 10:50

Forthcoming changes to the Polish public procurement process – Mariusz Haładyj, undersecretary of state, Ministry of Economic Development

10:50 - 11:10

Public procurement by PKP PLK SA in the area of railway investments, representative of PKP PLK

11:10 - 11:30

The practice and benefit of using Open Book  in UK Construction- Adrian Blumenthal, AMEC

11:30 - 11:40

Coffe break

11:40 - 12:00

Case study on NEC3 Target Cost and Reimbursable contract projects completed in London Underground - examples of efficient cooperation between the employer and contractor and completion under budget and before time - John Rayner,  Scalar Limited

12:00 - 12:20

Case study on NEC3 Target Cost and Reimbursable contract projects completed in LU as regards to sharing risks - Nicola Ellis, K&L Gates

12:20 - 13:00

Panel discussion - Introduction of open-book contracting model in Poland on Trial project - how to best find the right solution taking advantage of UK best practices

13:00 - 14:00


Moderator: Michael Dembiński, Chief Advisor, BPCC

Panel participants:

  1. Mariusz Haładyj, undersecretary of state, Ministry of Economic Development

  2. Małgorzata Stręciwilk, President of the Public Procurement Office

  3. Representative of GDDKiA

  4. Piotr Kunicki, K&L Gates

  5. Bogdan Dzudzewicz, General Councel, PKN Orlen S.A.

  6. Marek Filipowski, Vice President, Fluor S.A

The meeting will be in Polish and English with full simultaneous translation. Participation is free for BPCC members and their invited guests.

Non-members will be only be able to take part if there are vacancies, at a price of 150 zł + 23% VAT per person (payable upon receipt of invoice on the basis of a completed registration form).

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Policy Groups
2016-05-10, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: open book, public procurement

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