Assessment of the Effects of Procurement Planning Processes on Performance of Construction Contracts in Local Governments in Uganda
Tumusime Musiime, Fred
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Procurement as one of the core functions of public sector agencies in Uganda has become a big matter of concern as expenditure on its processes have continued to be alarmingly high in government departments including local governments. This study assessed the effects of procurement processes on performance of construction contracts in Local Governments in Uganda. The study adopted a descriptive research design and used purposive sampling to sample 81 respondents. Data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software. The study revealed that poor procurement planning led to big budget deficits with a mean of 1.86 thus affecting performance of construction contracts to a very large extent. The study further revealed that funds for the construction contracts are not always released in time and this has a big effect on performance of construction contracts. The study concluded that procurement planning and contract monitoring and administration have a significant effect on the performance of construction contracts in District Local Governments in Uganda. The study recommended that Local Governments should adopt the developed model to control the procurement process and other anomalies in the award and management of construction contracts.