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|Title: ||Challenges Facing Consultants in the Procurement Of Goods in the public Sector: The Case Study of the Electoral Commission|
|Authors: ||Okyere, Eric Boadi|
|Issue Date: ||13-Feb-2015|
|Abstract: ||The issue of procurement has generated many debates especially the challenges that surround it. Procurement plays an important role in a firm’s profitability, productivity and enhances value and wealth creation. As entities both public and private grow the role of procurement is increasingly recognized as one of the functions that contribute to the success of the organization
The research investigated the challenges confronting consultants in the procurement of goods with the Electoral Commission as a case study. The objectives of the study are; to identify the benefits of engaging procurement consultants in the delivery of goods in the public sector, to identify the challenges faced by consultants in the procurement of goods, and to find out suggested solutions to the challenges facing consultants in the procurement of goods.
A sample of hundred respondents comprising staff of the electoral commission, procurement consultants and supply staff were used for the data analysis. The findings were that the involvement of procurement consultants leads to best practices as well as compliance to procurement laws, help to prevent waste and corruption and critically helps to meet deadlines and allow for value for money. Moreover, improper budgeting, poor planning, and political interference were the major challenges of procurement consultants. Finally, proper planning in terms of comprehensive procurement planning of public organizations and strict adherence to the procurement Act is necessary to forestall the challenges facing consultants.|
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department Of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master Of Science in Procurement Management, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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