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Title: Assessing the competencies of principal actors in procurement in health institutions in Ho Municipality
Authors: Fiattor, Ramsey Kwasi
Issue Date: 23-Feb-2015
Abstract: In procurement process, for purchasing to be at a strategic level, principal actors need to possess a set of skills and competencies. However, the procurement process is still a struggle and can be described as an emerging concept in many departments. Sadly, very little is done about the knowledge and skill based on their competencies in the health sector in Ghana. The overall goal of this research is to holistically assess the competencies of the principal actors in procurement process at the health institution with the aim of exploring their competences in procurement with emphasis on their knowledge and skills in the procurement of goods and services specific to the health institution of Ghana that will bring tangible and long-term benefits to health institution. An extensive literature review was conducted to provide a thorough understanding of the recent developments and the underlying concept, operation and challenges of the procurement process in health institution in Ghana. Structured survey questionnaire was administered to 25 principal actors in the health institution in Ho municipality. Achieving high response rate of 100%, the data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings suggest that majority of respondents were rated high for knowledge on Public Procurement Law, average on knowledge about the Facility, average on knowledge about the Clients of the Facility. For knowledge about Technical Practices it was rated high and for planning Skills it was rated average. More so, for Communication, it was rated on average and interpersonal Relationship Skill was also rated Low. Sourcing Skill was also rated on average with procurement challenges been rated high. From this output it can be concluded that principal actors in the health institution have average competencies as against the expected knowledge and skill of the principal actors in procurement process. Various procurement entities should encourage procurement office to develop themselves, organize regular in-service training to update procurement officers, give frequent education on methods to the procurement staff and bidders are suggestions to help address challenges of procurement competencies among the principal actors in procurement Keywords: Procurement Procedures, Procurement Competencies and Public Procurement Skills Requirement.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6903
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