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Title: Adherence to Works Contract Procedures under the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663)
Authors: Awagah, Nicholas Kofi
Keywords: Procurement
Public Procurement
Procurement Management
Metropolitan / Municipal / District
Assembly
Post-contract stage
Contract management
Value for Money
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2014
Abstract: The Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) is to streamline the various identified challenges and anomalies and its main objective is to promote fairness, transparency for public procurement to be non-discriminatory. The Act is to ensure judicious, economic and efficient use of public funds to achieve value for money. Its implementation has been reported to be quite problematic characterized by irregularities. The study is to identify these challenges and their effect on adherence to post contract procedure for works at the Assembly level. There were face-to-face interviews with staffs responsible for procurement management for the Entity on identified thematic areas with personal observations and documentary proofs. Analysis of data was done in the various thematic areas using descriptive and qualitative data analysis. The study confirmed existence of some of the challenges and in spite; Assemblies have demonstrated appreciable level of adherence in other to meet the requirement of Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development’s Annual Assessment. Assemblies’ efforts are largely affected by the lack of the review of the Act; delay in release of funds which affects project implementations and there was no penalty for delay in contract executions as clients default on their responsibility in honouring payments certificates. It is recommended that; Assemblies are encouraged to improve their Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to supplement the statutory funding sources. Regular communication between PPA and Entities should be encouraged. Local Government Service should collaborate with PPA for training of staffs. PPA must review thresholds to eliminate the bureaucracy at the Assembly and to improve management’s compliance, enhance performance and to introduce sanctions.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Master of Science in Procurement Management, June-2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6198
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