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Volume 5 Issue 6
An Investigation on the Implementation of Procurement Planning in the Public Sector: A Case Study of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
|Author(s)||Dr. Moses Chalwe, Leah Nyimbili|
|Abstract||In most emerging economies, the public sector procurement system has been identified as positively influencing the management of public resources. Many Governments have embarked on reforms in their procurement systems to streamline and harmonize legal and institutional framework. In Zambia, the Government has put in place provisions to ensure realization of its long-term objective of improving the quality of life of its citizens. Substantial resources have been committed towards improving service delivery in areas such as infrastructure development and maintenance, rural development, human development and governance, among others. The implementation of these interventions would be incomplete without proper implementation of procurement planning. This study investigated the implementation of procurement planning on public sector efficiency, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources being the case in point.
This study employed a mixed research design. Thus, both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used. The study found that on a broad perspective, implementation of procurement planning in the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources was affected by different factors such as: management support, ICT tools, budget procedures, procedures/process (bureaucracy) and staff competence. The study inferred that there was a positive relation between management support; ICT tools; Budget procedures and procurement planning implementation. Interestingly, the results further indicated that top management support had been a major contributor towards implementation of procurement planning. These results collaborate with the findings of Nyumu (2010) who argues that when implementing a procurement plan, top management commitment and support are an undoubtedly a prerequisite for the implementation of procurement planning. In addition, from the research results, a unit increase in the factors found to be affecting the implementation of procurement planning, would lead to an increase in the procurement planning implementation.
|Keywords||procurement, Planning, Public sector ministry of lands.|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||An Investigation on the Implementation of Procurement Planning in the Public Sector: A Case Study of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Dr. Moses Chalwe, Leah Nyimbili - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.7840|
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