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Title: A framework for adopting electronic procurement (e-procurement) in Government Hospitals, Kumasi
Authors: Kusi, Basil
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2014
Abstract: Public procurement can be described as the process by which large amounts of public funds are utilized by public entities to purchase goods, works and services from the private sector. The incorporation of Information Technologies (IT) and the internet to Government Procurement is called Electronic Public Procurement. E-Procurement is a deriving benefit attained from technological enhancements rather than using traditional paper based method in procurement operations. The main purpose of the study is to develop a framework on e-Procurement solution for the government hospitals in Kumasi to adopt and practice. Qualitative research approach was used to achieve the following specific purposes; the determination of the current procurement practices of the public hospitals, the identification of the structures that may be required to support e-Procurement adoption and the development of framework on e-Procurement to be adopted by Kumasi Government Hospitals. The study involved data from other studies after studying journals and other electronic papers. Data was wholly collected and analyzed for these outcomes; traditional paper- based procurement is the current practice of the government hospitals under study, the computer and internet systems have been known to be the major vehicle that drives e-Procurement and it is usually supported by an integrated suite software which is also known as the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and a framework to guide e-Procurement adoption in government hospitals was finally developed. The study recommended IT training for the procurement practitioners at the government hospitals and suggested that public policy should cover the legal framework on e-Procurement system to ensure safeguard for both the buyer and the supplier. Finally, there should be further studies on public e-Procurement processes for the government hospitals and an online pharmacy.
Description: A thesis presented to the Building Technology Department, College of Architecture and Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment for the award of the Master of Science degree in Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6246
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