Public Sector Procurement for General Managers

Jun 15 - 18, 2020
Application Deadline:
Jun 05, 2020
Rausing Executive Development Centre, LUMS

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Public sector procurement has a unique role in the accomplishment of efficient and effective governance, the role made even more important for financially-tight emerging economies such as Pakistan’s. The way the business of procurement is managed is a direct reflection of a public sector organisation’s performance that the procurement department supports.

This 4-day focused programme will prepare the public and private (those working for public sector) sector administrators in initiating and managing procurement projects. The skills acquired will help the participants, who are expected to come from various functional units, to enhance the performance of their procurement processes as well as conduct them in the light of PPRA rules. The programme will help the officers to understand the public sector procurement philosophy, methods, practices, and underlying trade-offs for becoming better leaders as well as team player in the procurement process. Also, the program will help the participants to monitor and control the procurement performance to seek maximum value with limited resources in public sector organisations.

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of public sector procurement management
  • Apply PPRA rules in their procurement activities
  • Understand the various procurement methods, practices, processes and tools used for improving procurement                                                                      and associated trade-offs
  • Be comfortable with E-Procurement and the value it brings to the overall procurement process
  • Lead procurement activities in public sector organisations
  • Develop bid document
  • Manage execution and closure of procurement contracts


The programme would use cases, exercises, and guest speakers to create interactive sessions primarily focusing on:

  • History of public sector procurement in Pakistan, role of the Procurement Regulatory Authority, and PPRA rules and their philosophy
  • Principles of procurement
  • Differences between provincial and federal procurement rules
  • Procurement cycle starting from annual procurement plan to the closure of procurement
  • Procurement management tools and techniques
  • E-Procurement in Pakistan – implementation and future
  • Key aspects to be covered in bid document
  • Managing and closing contracts in public sector procurement
  • Responsible leadership in public procurement

The programme is designed for:

  • Senior Managers dealing with public sector procurement departments
  • Non-procurement professionals dealing with public sector procurement
  • Managers heading public sector procurement department

Note: The programme is not suitable for experienced procurement specialists exercising PPRA rules on operational level.

Programme Director
Assistant Professor
PhD, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Research Interests:
Supply Chain Management; Technology and Innovation in Supply Chain Relationships; Social and Environmental Compliance in Supply Chain Relationships; Operations Management
Co-Programme Director
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Research Interests:
Productivity; Quality Management; Supply Chain Management; Six Sigma; Project Management; Developing Customer Centric Culture
Additional Faculty
Assistant Professor
PhD, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Research Interests:
Project Management, Facilities Management, Public Sector Procurement, Public-Private-Partnerships, Urban Waste, Sustainable Water, Knowledge Management
Programme Fee PKR 100,000
Residential Fee PKR 47,500

* Programme fee includes tuition cost, reading material, tea and lunch served during the programme. 

If you wish to avail accommodation at LUMS, there will be additional fee. It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the programme. However, any extra charges such as telephones, extra meals etc should be paid on departure. You may check-in on the evening preceding the start date of the programme and check out the morning after the programme ends. You are, however, requested to inform us of the time of your arrival and departure.

We offer single bed accommodation at the Rausing Executive Centre. Each bedroom with attached bathroom is equipped with mini-fridge, writing desk and direct dial STD/ISD telephone and cable TV. All bedrooms at REC are internet-ready. Please note we do not provide accommodation for drivers accompanying participants.

Applications will be screened with regard to their suitability for each programme. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

*Seat in the programme will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter along with the invoice. Please ensure that the payment reaches the office BEFORE the start of the programme. Space in the programme may only be ensured after we receive the fee.

Our preferred mode of payment is by cheque/banker’s draft payable to Lahore University of Management Sciences. Personal cheques will not be entertained. However, the programme fee can also be paid via bank transfer.

Please send the cheque to:
Marketing Manager
Rausing Executive Development Centre
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Sector "U", DHA, Lahore Cantt. Lahore - 54792
Tel: +92-42-35608119-8243

*LUMS is a not-for-profit organisation under the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Accordingly, the income of LUMS is not tax deductible/collectable.

If more than two executives from the same organisation participate (up to a group size of 5 participants) in a programme, each additional participant after the first two gets a 20% discount on the programme fee.

If you are unable to attend a registered course, we will accept a substitute until 2 working days before the programme. Substitute candidates will be subject to the same selection process as the original one. If you wish to cancel your name from a programme, please notify in writing or on call at least 5 working days before the programme. In case of late cancellation, course fee will be refunded after deducting an application processing fee of PKR 20,000.

It is possible to transfer deposited fee to any open enrolment programme within 3 years. Transfers should be notified at least 5 working days before the programme. In case the participant or sponsoring organisation fails to utilise the funds within 3 years, the deposited fee will be forfeited.

Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a programme due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, university will refund registration fee but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

In case of postponement, the fee may be transferred to the rescheduled offering of that programme or any other programme as an alternate to refund. The University reserves the right to make changes in its programme policies and fees at any time.