29th October 2015 | Breakfast with Damian Gould, Principle of Advisian, and Simon Fraser, Queensland Treasury

Event at a glance:

This breakfast is a must attend for everybody involved in major Queensland Government bidding processes. If you are working in or advising government project teams, seeking to tender successfully for delivery of infrastructure projects, or a financier active in the sector, there are valuable insights to learn from this important case study.

The biggest challenge facing many organisations is better understanding just what makes tenders successful and what makes them fail. And it is not always all about price!

Our presenters led the government team that procured the most recent major project in Queensland. They will speak about their experiences in delivering the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP procurement.

They will cover what the challenges were, how they were addressed and the strategies used to unlock value.

They will discuss their observations on appointing advisers, as well as conducting the procurement phase, including dealing with bid teams and project stakeholders. They will cover what worked and what was counterproductive.

The session promises to be insightful, thought-provoking and illuminating to all organisations active in Queensland’s infrastructure sector, from procurement professionals to advisory firms to contractors and financiers. Don’t miss it!


Meet the speakers:

Damian-Gould (2)Damian Gould, Principal Advisian
Damian is a Principal in the Brisbane Office of Advisian. Through a career spanning over 19 years Damian has contributed to various leadership roles his detailed experience in the public sector management and administration, as well as experience across numerous infrastructure sectors. This provides Damian with a unique capability to provide leadership and strategic direction in the planning, procurement and delivery of Government projects and priorities.

Damian was the Project Director for the State Government project team for the procurement stage of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project. Damian provided leadership across a multi-disciplinary Project Team and managed key stakeholder relationships during the procurement stage, including across industry, bidders, Commonwealth, State and Local Governments. This including leading negotiations with the Commonwealth Government to confirm funding commitments for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project.

Prior to joining Evans & Peck in July 2010, Damian was Assistant Coordinator-General with the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning leading the planning and delivery of significant infrastructure programs, including the South East Queensland Water Grid. Damian’s career in the Queensland State Government extended over 13 years and included senior executive positions in key infrastructure agencies providing infrastructure policy advice to all levels of Government.

Simon Fraser headshot 1Simon Fraser,  Queensland Treasury
Simon is a lawyer and senior procurement professional, currently working within Queensland Treasury’s Commercial Group.

In his role as the Project Manager for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project, Simon had primary day-to-day responsibility for this $1.6billion availability-based PPP procurement.

Prior to that, Simon was a lead member of the Treasury team that successfully delivered the Queensland Schools PPP Project.

Simon’s background is as a lawyer in private practice. Prior to starting with Treasury, he was employed by Minter Ellison Lawyers. He has over twelve years’ experience in providing legal advice on major projects, outsourcings and other types of infrastructure procurements in the UK and Australia.

His sector experience includes transport, education, defence, health, housing and banking and finance.

VENUE: Brisbane Tattersall’s Club

TIME: 7.15am — 9.00am

COST: Members $110, Non-members $134, Members Tables of 10 $1000, Non-members Tables of 10 $1250 (includes GST)

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