Effect of project environment factors on procurement of small town water supply system: the case of Ketu South Municipal Assembly

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Project Environment factors can have an impact on procurement management even in environments that are relatively stable. From access to capital, to access to technology, to access to people, to political influences in the award of contract especially in public procurement; projects will succeed or fail based on the procurement entity or managers ability to make maximum use of available resources. In addition, unanticipated changes in the environment can cause even the most well-managed and smoothly proceeding project to lose momentum. This becomes more erratic when it comes to the procurement of small water supply where these factors are beyond the control of the procuring entity. Project environment factors: (economic, socio-cultural, political/legal, technological/physical) are unpredictable and significantly influence success or failure of all types of projects. While internal factors are under the control of the procurement entity, external factors which are project environment factors are outside the control of the public procurers. The main objective of the study is to explore the effect of Project Environment Factors on Small Town Water Supply System within Ketu South Municipal Assembly. A sample size of sixty, (60) was used for which questionnaires as research instrument were used to collect data for analysis. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistic (statistical means) and frequency distribution for presentation and interpretations. The result revealed that project environment factors (economic, socio-cultural, political/legal, technological/physical) impact on the procurement of small water supply for Ketu South Municipal Assembly. The result revealed that involvement of the intended beneficiaries for the supply of small water supply procurement especially in project planning, designed, award of contract and implementation and other procurement decisions are essential to mitigate against project environment factors.
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