Challenges Affecting Procurement Processes in Public Organisations in Tanzania: The Case Study of Parastatal Pensions Fund-Head Quarters- Dar es Salaam

Ivambi, Sebastian Simon (2016) Challenges Affecting Procurement Processes in Public Organisations in Tanzania: The Case Study of Parastatal Pensions Fund-Head Quarters- Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze challenges affecting procurement processes for Parastatal Organizations, the case of PPF Pension Funds. The objective of the study was to investigate factors affecting procurement processes for Parastatal Organizations with specific focus to PPF Pension Funds Head Quarters' in Samora/Morogoro Road, Ilala District in Dar es Salaam. The cross-sectional survey study was conducted whereby data were obtained through questionnaires administered to 45 respondents and involved a sample size of 50%. The study focused on PMU senior offices, junior officers and other supportive staffs/End user for the department. Data on various social demographic and work related characteristics were collected and analyzed. Data were analyzed in two ways, one using content analysis from qualitative information, which were given by participants and the other way by quantitative analysis for quantitative data such as age, sex and employment duration in years. Through the study, factors, which were found to be directly affecting procurement process were lack of knowledge in ICT use against E-procurement (79%), lack of record keeping (64%) and lack of regular training on procurement (72%). The study conclude that Procurement process is still a problem in most public and non-public organization in Tanzania. Further efforts in solving problems associated with procurement process in our institutions should focus on regular training, on how to keep records and ensuring staffs are aware with ICT use/E-procurement. Strategies for minimizing factors affecting procurements should include improving ethical issues, ICT competences and enhancing facilities and skills for the modern record keeping.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1806

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