Ethical culture, justice perceptions, legitimacy of the procurement Law Enforcement Authority and compliance with the public procurement Law
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between Ethical Culture, Justice Perceptions, Legitimacy of the procurement law enforcement authority and compliance with the public procurement law in Central government procuring and disposing entities based in Uganda and model developed based research variables. The research followed a cross sectional survey design that adopted quantitative approach. Primary data was collected using self administered questionnaires issued to respondents. The population was drawn from 148 central government PDEs and study sample comprised of 108 PDE personals, with the response rate of 95.37% of this total. Data was analyzed with the help of the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) and Pearson’s correlation coefficient results which were used to measure the strength of the relationship and direction between Ethical Culture, Justice Perceptions, Legitimacy of the procurement law enforcement authority and compliance with the public procurement law. The regression model was used to determine the prediction potential of the independent variables. The findings of the study reveal that ethical culture, justice perceptions and legitimacy of the public procurement law are significant predictors of compliance. Therefore, this study recommends that Procuring and disposing Entities (PDEs) should invest in improving ethical culture, justice perceptions and legitimacy to the procurement law enforcement authority.