GDF Project Supplier Day:

Building Sustainable Strategic Partnerships

About

Radioactive Waste Management is pleased to invite you to the GDF Project Supplier Day: Building Sustainable Strategic Partnerships for a day of interactive discussion, networking and collaboration.

We are at a pivotal stage in the Geological Disposal facility (GDF) journey, as we work towards the delivery of this nationally significant infrastructure project.

Please join us on Thursday 7th October, 9am to 5pm at The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham to learn more about our strategic framework, the GDF Siting process and our work with communities across the country.

During the day you’ll hear from our Executive and Senior Leadership Team tasked with preparing the organisation to deliver our strategy for the future to ensure safe, secure and sustainable long-term solutions for the long-term disposal of radioactive waste, deep below the ground.

We invite you to work together with us at the event to explore each other’s experiences, share ideas, knowledge and in-depth thinking to help shape the way forward. After the morning overview presentations, breakout sessions will offer a deep dive into 3 key topics: Integration and Design Development Partners, Major Permissions and Site Characterisation.

We hope you can join us for this unique event.

Prior Information Notice (PIN)

During the day you'll hear from our Executive and Senior Leadership Team tasked with preparing the organisation to deliver our strategy for the future to ensure safe, secure and sustainable long-term solutions for the long-term disposal of radioactive waste, deep below the ground. Please see the Prior Information Notice (PIN) for more details about the event content.

Covid Guidance

This event is being organised at The Vox in line with Government guidelines on Covid-19. Covid measures will be in place and social distancing will be maintained throughout the event. For more information visit www.voxvenue.co.uk/protect

All event attendees will be asked to provide Covid vaccination certification in advance or provide evidence e.g. a photograph, of their negative lateral flow test result. The lateral flow test to be taken on the morning of the event.

A Covid certificate or NHS Covid Pass can be obtained from the NHS via the NHS App https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/.

Further details on how to upload a digital copy of your NHS vaccination certificate or pass will be sent to registered delegates in due course.

A paper or digital Covid vaccination pass will also be accepted at the event check-in, on the day.

Failure to provide evidence of vaccination status may result in entry to the event being refused.

We reserve the right to cancel the event in the case of unforeseen circumstances e.g. security or safety incident, without incurring delegates’ accommodation or travel expenses.


 

Agenda

Please note agenda timings are subject to change.

GDF Supply Chain Partnership Day agenda — full schedule

October 7th, 08:30 - 17:05

Arrival & Check-in and refreshments

Welcome and Scene Setting

Grant Cawte — Head of Commercial and Procurement

Introduction: Supplier Day, RWM and the GDF Project

Karen Wheeler — Chief Executive Officer

The GDF Programme Overview

John Corderoy — Technical Director

Our Supply Chain Journey to Date & Our Future Path

Integration and Design Development Partners: strategic overview

Andy Champ — Commercial Director

Major Permissions Supply Chain Approach

Malcolm Orford — Major Permissions Programme Lead

Site Characterisation

Andy Parkes — Head of Site Characterisation

BREAK – refreshments

Working with RWM

Grant Cawte — Head of Commercial and Procurement

  • Public procurement regulations oversight
  • supply chain charter and expectations
  • sustainability, modern slavery
  • carbon net zero

Q&A from the floor

Moderated by Grant Cawte

BREAK – Lunch and networking

Breakout session 1 (and optional networking time)

Work transition and integration of current contracted works into IDDP alliance 
IDDP Roles & Responsibilities, Contract Governance Model, Levels of Delegation
Major Permissions
GDF is a “First of a Kind design” - risks, issues, opportunities
Site Characterisation

Breakout session 2 (and optional networking time)

Organisational Transition and Cultural Alignment Challenges in moving to an Alliancing arrangement
Form of Contract, Incentivisation, Pricing strategy concept discussion
Design Maturity (concept, preliminary and detailed) and its link to Programme Phasing
  • Martin Walsh
Site Characterisation
Major Permissions

BREAK – refreshments and networking

Panel Debate and Q&A

Moderated by Grant Cawte

Closing Comments

Venue

The Vox Conference Centre

The Vox is located at Resorts World Birmingham and is a stone’s throw from the NEC and Birmingham International Airport, both clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 & M6.

Just 8 miles from Birmingham city centre and at the heart of the UK motorway network, the Vox is in the perfect location for car travel.

About us and what we do | The Vox Venue, Birmingham

Accommodation

A variety of accommodation is available within walking distance to the Vox Conference Centre.

Vox Conference Venue, Resorts World, Birmingham Hotels

  • Genting Hotel at Resorts World
  • The Hilton Birmingham Metropole
  • The Moxy
  • The Arden Hotel and Leisure Club

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