Investigating the level of Municipal And District Assemblies compliance with environmental sustainability provisions of the public procurement act in the Upper West Region of Ghana

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The study investigated the level of Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) compliance with environmental sustainability provisions of the Public Procurement Act in the Upper West Region of Ghana. A joint method approach which comprises of qualitative and quantitative method was employed for the study. Both primary and secondary data sources were adopted for the study. Purposive sample was employed to select key respondents for the study whilst simple random sampling technique was adopted to select six Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper West Region. A total of 90 respondents were drawn from these Municipal and District Assemblies. A questionnaire was administered to all the 90 respondent, out of that 30 were also administered with interview guide. Key findings of the study revealed that respondents were able to identify the environmental sustainability provisions in the public procurement act. It was discovered that there is largely non-compliance of the environmental sustainability provision mainly because respondents view environment sustainability issues as trivial and non-significant. The study further revealed strict auditing of tender documents must be initiated at these stages; firstly, at district level, the designated unit in charge of procurement process must ensure that works, goods and services supplied are environmental friendly. Secondly, at the regional level, the public procurement authority must also monitor and review all procurement activities undertaken at the district level to ensure that they follow the environmental sustainability provisions of the public procurement act. Hence, the study recommends the commitment and the enforcement of the environmental sustainability provisions, the provision of budgetary allocation for supervision and monitoring and finally the continuous advocacy program on sustainable public procurement
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management.
sustainability provisions, public procurement act, Upper West Region