Measuring Professionalism Variables And Their Implication To Procurement Outcomes In Uganda
Basheka, Benon C.
Mugabira, Michael .I.
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In recent years, public sector performance and its capacity to delivery services has received a renewed focus given the declining morals and increasing levels of corruption. There is hardly any country in the world that has escaped the incidence of corruption in Public procurement (Arrowsmith, Linarelli & Wallace (2000); a reality that generated a wave of reforms driven by the imperative to improve the performance and cost effectiveness of the public sector (Self, 1993). Public procurement plays a central role in governance and anti-corruption efforts because of its sheer impact on society considering that, public procurement officials around the globe control spending that is equivalent to 10-30% percent of GNP in any given year (Callender and Mathews, 2000). Wittig, (1999) observed that public procurement remained a big part of the economy of developing countries, accounting for an estimated 9-13% of their gross domestic product. Nevertheless, it is an area in need of attention since resources are not being properly managed in many countries’. This calls for a high degree of professionalism in the conduct of this important function of public significance.This paper presents a descriptive analysis of the implications of professionalism on procurement outcomes in Uganda.
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