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Title: The impacts of sustainable public procurement on social development (Brong Ahafo Region, case study Berekum Municipal, Dormaa Municipal Assembly and Dormaa East District Assembly)
Authors: Aziedu, Daniel Awuku
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2015
Abstract: To achieve sustainability in public procurement, government needs to develop strategies for the purchase of goods and services. This will enable government to be mindful about how to spend the taxpayers’ money. In Ghana, government spends about 14% of GDP on procurement of goods and services.However, sustainability in public procurement is associated with a lot of factors that stick to consistency for full implementation. Even though, sustainable public procurement is one of the activities that creates more opportunities for countries that consider it as the pivot for the effective implementation of its public procurement Act 2003 (Act,663).The aim for this research is to identify the impact of sustainable public procurement on social development. Identifying the impacts of sustainable public procurement in the public sector, could provide more opportunities for stakeholders who are direct beneficiaries of the public procurement projects by making sure that, projects are executed according to their choice. Extensive literature review was carried out to obtain enough secondary data on the topic which gave a strong foundation on which the research was conducted. The researcher employed a case study research design. A census survey was carried out by selecting study population (sample size) from Berekum Municipal Assembly, Dormaa East District Assembly, and Dormaa Municipal Assembly by using questionnaires through a focus group discussion. The sample size of this research was fifty (50). The study revealed the importance of sustainable public procurement, and its impacts on social development. It also highlighted the different opinions that the above mentioned Municipals and District Assemblies have about sustainable public procurement. The research indicated the factors that influence sustainable public procurement, the barriers to sustainable public procurement, as well as the responsibilities of public procurement Entities, Suppliers, Contractors, and Service providers. At the end of the study, it was revealed that sustainable public procurement promotes fairness, equal opportunities for all suppliers and contractors engaged in public procurement Entities’ contracts. Sustainable public procurement also creates jobs, social amenities; such as schools, good health facilities, protects children from child labour in almost every country across the world. Sustainable public procurement also boosts the economic fortunes of a country that practices sustainable public procurement. Therefore, it’s important for Ghana as a developing country to focus more on the implementation of sustainable public procurement. This will make passage of the public procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) meaningful in order to achieve value for money, which is the pivot of the Act, 2003.  
Description: A dissertation 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 (Procurement Management), 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8150
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