Evaluation of Procurement Processes and its Operational Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana: A Case Study of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Kumasi Polytechnic.

Charles Mensah, Gladys Tuo


The purpose of this study was to evaluate purchasing processes on performance in the public sector in Ghana. It was to find out if public sector purchasing processes help in achieving high performance by purchasing function, the challenges faced by public institutions with regards to purchasing processes and the relationship that exists between purchasing processes and performance at Kumasi Polytechnic and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The study obtained information from forty five respondents through the use of questionnaires and interviews. The results indicated that, purchasing processes play a vital role in the performance of organizations and that both institution rely or use the public procurement procedure in the purchase of materials. The study revealed that procurement processes are characterized with lots of challenges.

Among the recommendations made were that the Public Procurement Act 200, (Act 663) of Ghana be reviewed as the current modes are rigid and allows no flexibility, more so institutions and government are encouraged to embrace e-procurement which if adopted would be faster, less costly and easier to purchase materials.

Keywords: Procurement, Procurement Processes, Operational Performance, Public Sector

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