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Title: Challenges and strategies to the implementation of standard procurement procedures: a study within Ga-Central Municipal Assembly
Authors: Kokor, Dina Selase Aku
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2015
Abstract: The magnitude of the Government’s outlays for procurement and grants creates opportunities for implementing value for money in the implementation of standard procurement procedures. Furthermore, the World Bank specifies that the objectives of public procurement for projects funded by its loans was to ensure that the loan is used to buy only those goods and services needed for the project, ensuring fair competition for all qualified bidders, promote transparency or integrity, and encourage development of indigenous contractors and manufacturers by allowing local buyers to build in a margin of preference for local contractors and manufacturers. The aim of the study is to assess the challenges, effects and strategies in the implementation of public procurement procedures in Ghana. The objective of this study was to find out the challenges, effects and strategies in the implementation of public procurement procedures within Ga-Central Municipal Assembly in Ghana. The main tool for the collection of data was questionnaires whiles the target population for the data collection included administrators, finance officers, procurement officers and assembly members. Statistical package for social scientists (SPSS V 20) using mean score ranking was employed to analyze data obtained. The findings revealed that challenges such as too much work load in form of paper work, political interference; suppliers’ inability to fully understand the procurement procedures, lack of appropriate training and resource for professionals, poor relationship with the public due to perceived corruption, lack of trust among stakeholders and management among others affect effective implementation of standard procurement procedures. Various strategies were however suggested to remedy the challenges identified to improve within Public Procurement Procedures for the Assembly were ensuring health and safety of new products procured (goods, works and services), offence for breach of standard procurement procedure should be part of contract agreements and continuous training of staff. The findings of the study will add to the existing body of knowledge and provide stakeholders and policy-makers with new insights for policy discussions aimed at overcoming the bottlenecks of implementing the Public Procurement Act of Ghana 2003 (Act 663) at the local government level.
Description: A research submitted to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7077
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