Factors Influencing Procurement Planning in Local Government Authorities:A Case of Shinyanga Municipal Council

Msigwa, Christopher (2017) Factors Influencing Procurement Planning in Local Government Authorities:A Case of Shinyanga Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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For many years procurement planning has been encouraging professionals and researchers to pay a special attention due to a number of anomalies and weaknesses reported in procurement audits and forums replicated by poor procurement planning. The purpose of this research was to assess the factors influencing procurement planning in local government authorities. Three specific objectives of this study were; to establish the effect of staff competence on procurement planning, to assess the compliance to legal framework governing procurement planning and to assess the effect of budgeting procedures on procurement planning. The study involved a sample of 80 staff who were issued questionnaires. The diagnostic model used to this study was descriptive in nature as well as multiple linear regression analysis was used to establish the relationships between the variables. Study findings revealed that, budgeting procedures contributed most and ranked first by 1.019 to the procurement planning second was staff competence influencing by 0.938 and third was compliance with legal framework governing procurement planning by 0.925. The study concluded that, staff competencies, compliance with legal framework and budgeting procedures affect procurement planning. The study recommends that the Council to have budgeting procedures and must comply with legal framework Therefore further studies should concentrate to assess those other factors which influence procurement planning at SMC in Tanzania. Key words: Procurement Planning, Staff Competency, Budgeting Procedures, Legal Framework.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 06:38
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:38
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2145

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