Assessing the challenges of implementing the Procurement Act 663 (2003) of Colleges of education in Ghana: case study Agogo Presbyterian College of Education in Ashanti Akyem North

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Public procurement has both economic and social impact in the development of national economic. It is due to this assertion that the procurement Act 663 was enacted in 2000. The subject under this research is assessing the challenges of implementing the procurement Act 663(2003) of challenges of education in Ghana. Case study Agogo Presbyterian College of education in Asante Akyem north. The aim of the study is to find the challenges that studies in a way of smooth implementation of the public procurement Act 663 of 2003. Specifically the research will seek to ascertain whether the college of education have in implementation of the procurement Act 663. And also to determine the challenges faced by the Agogo Presbyterian College of education in implementing the procurement Act 663. To identify the challenges that militate against the implementation of Act 663 at Agogo Presbyterian College of education and suggest some measures that will help address the challenges of implementing the public procurement. (Act 663) at Agogo Presbyterian college of education. The methodology used was purposive sampling the sample frame consist of 150 target population 114 staffs were selected which consist of 12 respondent from the college and 36 representative of suppliers, contractors and consultants. Questionnaires were administered and interviews were conducted to gather primary data. Reference were also made to text book, journals and other publication from PPA. The study establish the Agogo Presbyterian college of education has faced major challenges in implementing the procurement Act 663 and other related legal requirements. Procurement structures such as entity tender committee and procurement unit are not vi properly constituted. Tender evaluation and selection is based on lowest price instead of evaluated price. Another challenge that has been identified include inefficient contract management and communication, procurement planning and process, high cost of public procurement. Assessing transparency, accountability and professionalism of procurement staff. In the light of the discussion, finding and the conclusions, the recommendations were made: Establishment of procurement structures, to manage the procurement activity. Approval to use “low value” for domestic market food product. Development of E-procurement to enhance and reduce cost of procurement. Review of the procurement Act 663 and internal and external training services for procurement practitioners in ministry of education.
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.