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Title: Assessing the level of compliance of the public procurement ACT 2003 (ACT 663) in public institutions: a case study of Koforidua Polytechnic
Authors: Seglah, Harrison
Issue Date: 23-Apr-2015
Abstract: Public Procurement in Ghana has undergone several reviews since independence with the intent of strengthening Public Financial Management Systems. Major review of public expenditure system, in 1993, revealed huge and unsustainable foreign debt, excessive budget deficits, huge contractual payment arrears, poor construction performance, and corruption. The Public Procurement Act (Act 663) 2003 was introduced in Ghana to streamline the anomalies in public procurement. The objective of the law is to promote fairness, transparency and ensure that public procurement is non-discriminatory. However compliance by the entities has been the greatest challenge in the attainment of the said objectives. The research therefore assessed the level to which the Development Office of the Koforidua Polytechnic‘s procurement operations comply with the provisions of the PPA 2003 Act 663 and identified implementation challenges confronting the smooth implementation of the Act. Structured questionnaire and face-to-face interviews were used to obtain data for this study. The study confirms that the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) is observed to offer solutions but not without challenges. In the pursuit to improve compliance with the Act the study recommends that public entities must recruit qualified procurement personnel and organise intensive and regular procurement training for the personnel handling public procurement especially in the area of procurement processes, and expediting action on the review process of the Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663). Proposed projects could be designed such that the construction or implementation could be done in phases to meet the prevailing approved threshold. Nonetheless, the proposed increase in thresholds will give Procurement Entities greater control over procurement decision to reduce lead time and needless delays caused by Tender Review Boards (TRBs).
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Architectur and Planning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7158
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