The firm’s legal team has extensive experience in advising on the public procurement laws. The firm has also vast experience in dealing with public procurement disputes and has successfully represented many procuring agencies and has also acted for parties bidding for tenders in relation to projects of strategic national importance.
We have reviewed the tendering process for the project for hiring consultants by the National Bank of Pakistan which involved careful interpretation and observance of the Public Procurement Rules, 2004 and the Procurement of Consultancy Services Regulations, 2010.
We have also advised Deutsche Bank AG on their global template documentation for tendering and procurement in Pakistan, including the Request for Proposal and general and special terms and conditions, guarantee forms, as well as form of contract document for use by the bank for tendering of construction and security services.
We have also reviewed the procurement documentation for the State Bank of Pakistan, and have advised the State Bank of Pakistan on interpretation and application of the Public Procurement Rules, 2004.
- LMA was appointed as legal counsel to advise Sui Southern Gas Company on local laws and issues relating to the request for proposal floated for the second SSGC LNG project. LMA was appointed once the request for proposal had been floated and bids had been submitted. The LMA team worked on the bidders’ clarification process and advised Sui on the process under Pakistan law, in particular issues relating to the public procurement rules. LMA also reviewed documents as part of the bid evaluation process for technical bids and opening of financial bids. However, the tender for the project was subsequently scrapped prior to award of the contract.
- LMA has advised CAE Inc. on military procurement undertaken by the armed forces of Pakistan with particular reference to appointment of local agents by a foreign supplier, requirements for registration with relevant authorities, the qualifications of individuals/ entities which may be appointed as agents as well as the applicability of foreign exchange controls in respect of any payments into or out of Pakistan in this regard.
- LMA advised the State Bank of Pakistan on its procurements relating to general services. LMA amended and updated all procurement documents for the State Bank.