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Session presenter: Lori Rockhead will speak about P3s and procurement at the KPMG session on transforming the public sector (Photograph supplied)

Professional-services firm KPMG Bermuda is to hold two training sessions under the banner “Transforming the Public Sector”.

The sessions, to be held July 8 and October 16, are designed to showcase how governments and public-sector entities are rising to the challenge of transforming services, processes and procurement to meet the increasingly complex and sophisticated demands of the public, decision makers and extraterritorial authorities.

In July, Josh Hjartarson will present the session “Creating value-based relationships”. The session will be held from 9am to 11am. Breakfast will be provided beginning at 8.30am.

Dr Hjartarson is a partner in the public-sector practice at KPMG in Canada, and is adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s school of public policy and governance, and a senior fellow, service delivery modernisation and commissioning, at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

He is at the forefront of public-sector renewal including the adoption of new service delivery models for human and social services, transportation and commercial services such as registries, KPMG said. He will present case studies on value-based government-provider relationships, and how governments are using new models to invest in the technological capabilities to more efficiently manage increasing workloads.

In October, Lori Rockhead, KPMG in Bermuda’s infrastructure, government and healthcare sector lead, will present the session “P3s and procurement”. The session will be held from 3pm to 5pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ms Rockhead will cover leading practice in public private partnerships (P3s) and procurement being used by governments to achieve greater value for money in major capital expenditures and procurement of goods and services, KPMG said.

She will also discuss lessons learnt from Bermuda’s two P3 projects — the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s acute care wing and LF Wade International Airport — methods for analysing and allocating risks between governments and private-sector partners, and what it takes for governments to be effective counterparties.

Both sessions will be held at KPMG’s offices on Par-la-Ville Road in Hamilton.

The registration fee for each session is $100 per person with preferential pricing of $175 if a person registers for both sessions. Tickets are available www.ptix.bm. Professional development credits will be provided, KPMG said.