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Title: Compliance with Post Contract Procurement Procedures at Kumasi Meteropolitan Assembly
Authors: Osei-Tutu, Safowaa
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2016
Abstract: The Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) was introduced in Ghana to ensure the harmonization of public procurement processes and procedures in the Public Sector, secure judicious, economic and efficient use of state resources. However, compliance by Public Entities has been the greatest challenge in the attainment of the objectives of the Act. The research assessed the level to which the Works Department at Kumasi Meteropolitan Assembly complies with the provisions of the Act in regard to Post Contract Procurement Processes and Procedures. The study adopted Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of the World Bank/ Development Assistance Committee methodology for the assessment of national procurement systems. Post Contract Processes and Procedures was the compliance area penciled out for the assessment under four sub divisions i.e. Project Planning and Mobilization, Project Implementation and Supervision, Project Completion and Handing Over as the variables. In all 15 respondents made up of Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Budget Officers, Planning Officers and Site Supervisors were interviewed face to face with semi structured questionnaires to obtain data for this study. The result from the study was analyzed using Content Analysis. It revealed high compliance level with processes and procedures under Project Planning and Mobilization due to high level of knowledge in this area. However, procurement processes and procedures under Project Implementation and Supervision, Project Completion and Handing Over had low compliance level. In pursuit to improve compliance in the area of post contract procurement procedures which is the drive to fully achieve value for money on public projects but mostly ignored as soon as contract is awarded and signed, the study recommends that professionals in the works department should undergo regular and intensive training in areas identified as lowly complied. Also the Government must be able to allocate enough financial resources and logistics to complete projects successfully under Project Implementation and Supervision in the Assembly. It is further recommended that the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) must be reviewed to include detailed provision in the area of post contract processes and procedures.
Description: A thesis 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 Philosophy, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9214
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