Analyzing the effect of procurement practices on Organizational performance in the public sector: evidence from the ashanti region

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Throughout the world, public purchases are key components in the performance and functioning of various departments of government institutions. Procurement practices include procurement planning, procurement control, monitoring and evaluation, contract management and sourcing. Public procurement has been shown to be an integral function of governments in both developed and developing countries as its huge financial outflows have a great impact on their economies, However, public sector procurement practises often receive little scrutiny the terms of its impact on organizations’ performance, especially for public sectors. There is therefore the need for exploring how public procurement practices can be better implemented and managed to enhance the performance of organizations in Ghana. The study seeks to analyse procurement practices in the public sector and their impact on organizational performance using Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ashanti Region. The researcher employs survey research on a sample of 113 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Ashanti Region. A purposive sampling technique was adopted in selecting the participants. The study concludes that there is a positive relationship between procurement practices (planning, sourcing and contract management) and organizational performance. It is recommended that since all the dimensions of the procurement practices are interrelated, procurement practitioners should pay equal attention to each dimension of the procurement practices for improved performance.
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science