Examining works procurement systems selection practices in Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)

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Ghana Armed Forces is one of the largest agencies under the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Ghana dealing with a lot of works procurement across the various Barracks in the Country to equip both military and civilian personnel for executing their jobs effectively to provide adequate protection for the citizens of Ghana and its boundaries. In Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), the number of works procured is increasing from time to time and are largely Offices, Accommodations, Training grounds and other facilities etc. Given the limited financial resources of GAF coming out of Tax payer contribution by the Government of Ghana, this research aims at examining the works procurement systems selection practices and understanding of the procurement management process in relation to improving works procurement management systems in Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). The study used both primary and secondary data sources, while questionnaires were the main research tool used for the study. A case study approach was chosen since such an approach enables in-depth analysis of a defined phenomenon with the procurement team members including (Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Electrical Engineers, Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers).The study identified Traditional system as the most practiced procurement system being adopted in GAF. It was further recommended that there should be an effective training and improvement on how to maintain these identified general ways of improving the procurement management system in GAF. It further suggested that, there should be adequate education to increase the awareness of the factors influencing the choice of procurement system selection in GAF and further improve on it.
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,