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Title: Implementation and adoption of E-Procurement in Ghana Public Sector: the way forward
Authors: Addison, Desmond
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2017
Abstract: E-Procurement implementation in other parts of the world has brought benefits such as efficiency, cost reduction, reduced procurement process, minimize corruption,enhance compliance and standardization of procurement. Though the Public Procurement Authority has made many strides in the adoption of initiation of e-procurement in the Ghana, the pace for the implementation and adoption is still very slow. It was on this background that the study was conducted to investigate the adoption and implementation of e-procurement in the public sector in Ghana. Hence, the specific objectives were: to identify the status of e-procurement implementation and adoption in the public sector, to identify challenges facing effective implementation and adoption of e-Procurement as well as the factors contributing to successful implementation of e-Procurement. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design, using purposive sampling for selecting respondents and administering questionnaire. A total of forty-eight (48) procurement practitioners were received for the study. The collected data were examined using frequencies, percentages, standard deviation and mean score ranking which was aided by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Results indicated that the Ghanaian public sector was well informed of the e-procurement process, though it was poorly patronized. It was also found that various challenges such as lack of human resource capacity and poor supplier relationship are more capable of hindering the e-Procurement process. Also, factors such as evolutionary approach to implementation and availability of IT infrastructure were found to positively influence the adoption and implementation of the process. It is therefore recommended that public sector institutions in Ghana need to incorporate the e-Procurement activities into their systems of operations so as to help address the challenges associated with the traditional method of procurement.
Description: A dessertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10155
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