Implications of poor procurement planning in the public sector: A case study of the Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
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The study was looking at the Implications of poor procurement planning in the Public sector. Case study of Office Of The Prime minister. The purpose of the study was to learn implications procurement planning in the public sector more importantly in the Office Of The prime Minister. The objectives of the study were the need for procurement planning ,implications of poor procurement planning and Ways of improving procurement planning. The researcher used the descriptive , cross –sectional design because the sample size used had similar characteristics . The sample size used was 56 respondents as per Morgan and Krejcie table which helped determining the sample size. Instrument of study used was the questionnaire tool. This is because it comprehensively covered the variable under study . The response rate was 99%. On the objective for need of procurement planning respondents agreed that enables planners determine if expectations are realistic, enables combining of requirements resulting into economies of scale and leads to legal compliance. Second objective was the implication of poor procurement planning which leads to price variation ,late delivery of goods and poor quality goods. Third objective were ways of proper procurement planning which include stakeholder involvement,compulsory publication and consolidation of procurement requirements. Major conclusions were that on need for procurement planning were that its begins the procurement process all processes that follow in the procurement cycle depend on procurement planning. On second objective poor procurement planning is ahinderance to the attainment of procurement objectives and third objective on ways of improving procurement planning its vital to use acombination of strategies that will enable proper procurement planning.