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|Title: ||Potential of E-Procurement as a Tool for Improving Efficiency in Public Procurement in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Ofori-Nuako, Gifty|
|Issue Date: ||20-Feb-2015|
|Abstract: ||Public procurement is at the heart of many public sector institutions. However various studies show that the traditional procurement system is characterized by inefficiencies and a lack of transparency. This study was conducted to explore the views of public sector workers regarding the potential of e-procurement as a tool forimproving efficiency in public procurement. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used in collecting and analyzing the data collected. The key findings of the study indicate that e-procurement has the potential of improving the public procurement system. The study revealed that factors such as inadequate understanding of procurement, political influence, poor and improper documentation, bureaucracy and inadequate information to tenderers contributes to the inefficiencies in the procurement process. The use of electronic information and communication technology better ensures time management, reduced transactional and administrative cost; enhanced decision making and productivity as well as safe record keeping and proper documentation. The study recommends that government support is necessary for implementation. Resources are also needed both in technology and software of procurement and human resource as well as frequent training and workshop for officials involved in procurement to upgrade their skills.
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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