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Don’t put PFI contract expiry ‘on the back burner’

Paul Styler, ETL, and and Jackie Heeds, Freeths, explore and address some of the common themes that Trusts face with PFI contract expiry, and the additional issues that such organisations need to be aware of

Paul Styler, director of Infrastructure Solutions at specialist consultancy, ETL, and and Jackie Heeds, Partner at commercial law firm, Freeths, explore and address some of the common themes that Trusts face with PFI contract expiry, and the additional issues that such organisations need to be aware of – such as the potential to scope and extend the contract, and what steps they can take to minimise disputes.

You may think that it is years before your PFI contract expires, and that preparing for this is something which can be put ‘on the back burner’. Besides, there will be enough challenges with the day-to-day management of the contract which you will inevitably be facing, and in some cases this will already be stretching resources. So, having to consider the delivery of the contract expiry process as well may be a bridge too far. There is no mistaking the fact that that the longer that the contract expiry management process is put off, the greater the p

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