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|Title: ||Assessing the level of compliance with procurement principles by telecommunication firms in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Asamoah-Bonsu, Oteng|
|Issue Date: ||8-Apr-2016|
|Abstract: ||Compliance to procurement principles before post contract award is crucial in realizing the main objective of the procurement department of a telecommunication firm.
To accomplish this research, the following objectives were pursued:
• To highlight the basic procurement principles in the organisation.
• To assess the importance of the procurement principles to the procurement department of the firm.
• To identify the steps in place to assure complete compliance to the institutions procurement principles.
The survey involved5telecom operators and four 4vendors in the Accra metropolis. Census sampling was adopted for the study and out of the 40 questionnaires, 22 were retrieved for this research. The collated data was principally analyzed using descriptive tools including Relative Importance Index analytical method. The result of the study showed that the procurement method employed by these companies is reliant on cost, quality and proximity to achieve the procurement principle of value for money. The study also showed that the most important principle is Ensuring Cost. One important step for compliance with procurement principles is leaving the sourcing activities in the hands of Qualified and experienced procurement staffs. On the basis of these findings, the study recommends that procurement departments ensure high level of transparency in sourcing activities and also highly rated suppliers should be assisted in career and technical development and financial assistance for them to become strategic partners.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in
partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2015|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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