Procurement planning on service delivery in the local assemblies in Ghana A case study of Ashaiman Municipal Assembly

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JUNE 2016
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Procurement planning is the practice of determining the procurement wants and the period of their acquisition and financing in an approach that the whole set-up is established in an effective and a well-organized manner. The procurement planning or schedule are usually provided and developed for conveying the steps in the procurement process up to contract award and self-actualization of all requirements established. Procurement planning encompasses the documentation and valuation of the requirements for obtaining value for money. Hence, errors in documentation and efficient assessment of procurement strategies will crown into varied repercussions in the association and this might discourage its advancement. The aim of the study was to investigate into procurement planning on service delivery in local assemblies: A case study in the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly. A questionnaire survey was conducted among various stakeholders in the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly who were purposively selected to elicit information pertaining to the study. The respondents were made up of Procurement Officers, Local Government Executives, Engineers, Service Workers and other participants in the assembly. The data collected was analysed using Descriptive Statistics and Analysis, Mean Score Ranking and Relative Importance Index (RII) method. The findings review that, various factors like corruption and mismanagement, Inadequate finance, Poor communication with customers etc. hinder the effectiveness of procurement practices in the assembly and there are more room for improvement in the procurement practices.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the degree of Master of Science,