Software Technology Park: Selecting the Contract Type and Contractor

Rizwan A. Sheikh, M. Naiman Jalil, Khalid A. Khan

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The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) had been given the task of constructing a Software Technology Park (STP) by the Chief Minister of Punjab. The STP was a project of national importance with a budgeted cost of PKR 3.42 billion (USD 57 million), a seventeen storey tower and an aggressive construction timeline of eighteen months due to the national elections to be held in November 2007. The Chief Minister wanted to build a robust infrastructure and create a success story in the IT sector for the next elections. The upcoming elections also created a sense of urgency within the Punjab government to build an IT infrastructure in Punjab and show progress to the IT industry as well as the general public. Therefore, the Chairman PITB had to make two quick decisions if he wanted to meet the demanding schedule of the project. The decisions included: the selection of the contract type and the contractor for construction of the seventeen storey STP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Journal of Management Cases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • PC-I
  • Public sector project procurement
  • and PC-II
  • contracts
  • procurement management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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