Assessment of factors affecting implementation of annual procurement plan in Meru District council

Lema, Amida Maktubu (2013) Assessment of factors affecting implementation of annual procurement plan in Meru District council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was about assessment of factors affecting implementation of annual procurement plan in one of Local Government Authorities, case study in Meru District Council (MDC). The research was conducted in four groups of respondents within MDC. The main objective of the study was to assess factors affecting implementation of annual procurement plan in LGAs. Specifically, the study aimed to; Identify procedure/process used in preparing procurement plan and its implementation in Meru District Council; To identify the factors affecting implementation of annual procurement plan in Meru District Council; and to examine effects of management on implementation of procurement plan in Meru District Council.The research methodology was designed to collect data from sixty (60) respondents through different methods such as questionnaires (open and closed ended), oral interview, internet and observation. The collected data was statistically and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 16.0. Implementation of annual procurement plan in council is very important aspect for better performance if well followed. However, the findings revealed that, delay of fund from central government and other sources, Lack of awareness on implementation of annual procurement plan, in adequate allocation of funds (insufficient budget) and Lack of knowledge on the newly introduced payments system (EPICOR) affect the implementation of annual procurement plan. Therefore, it is recommended that annual procurement plan should be adhered according to Public Procurement Acts 2004 and its regulation 2005 in order to impart efficient, cost effective and finally to obtain value for money.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:16
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1023

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