Procurement Ethics and Quality of Goods Procured in Uganda

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

PROCUREMENT ETHICS AND QUALITY OF PRODUCTS PROCURED IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

(A CASE STUDY OF THE MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT)

BY

KIYO MWENDA MUCHIRI

07/K/3250/EXT

SUPERVISOR

MR ANTHONY TIBAINGANA

A RESEARCH REPORT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF COMMERCE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY.

JULY 2011

DECLARATION

I Kiyo Mwenda Muchiri, do hereby declare that procurement ethics and quality of products procured in the public sector is entirely my own original work ,except where acknowledged,and that it has not been submitted before to any other institution of higher learning for the award of degree.

Signed....................................... Date....................................................

Name:Mr Kiyo Mwenda Muchiri

APPROVAL

This research report has been submitted for examination with my approval as the candidate’s university supervisor.

Signed............................................. Date......................................................

Name:Mr Anthony Tibaingana

DEDICATION

This research work is dedicated to my dear mother MERCY MUTHONI MUCHIRI for the continued love support and motivation may God bless you very much.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to acknowledge the contribution provided by the individuals and insituition mentioned below.

First and foremost i would like to recognise the constant support and contribution provided by supervisor Mr Antony Tibaingana.

Special acknowledgement goes to my loving aunt Nelly Karimi for her continued moral support love and care.

Special thanks goes to the staff of ministry of works and transport and amproc international for their contribution to the completion of this work.

My sincere gratitudes also goes to collegues George,Nelson,Kibet,Dickson.Omar,Oscar and Nyambati who i have shared my time of study with for their support throughout the course of my study.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTPAGE

DECLARATIONi

APPROVALii

DEDICATIONiii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSiv

TABLE OF CONTENTSv

LIST OF TABLESix

LIST OF FIGURESx

ACRONYMSxi

ABSTRACTxii

CHAPTER ONE1

1.1Background of the Study1

1.2 Statement of the Problem3

1.3 Purpose of the Study4

1.4 Objectives of the Study4

1.5 Research Question4

1.6Scope of the Study4

1.6.1Time Scope5

1.6.2Subject Scope5

1.6.3Geographical Scope5

1.7Significance of the Study5

CHAPTER TWO6

LITERATURE REVIEW6

Introduction:6

2.1Ethics6

2.1.1Procurement Ethics6

2.2How Ethics is ensured in Public Procurement6

2.3Ethical Issues in Procurement.8

2.3.1Corruption8

2.3.2Conflict of Interest11

2.3.3Donor Interest12

2.3.4Delayment of Funds13

2.4 Quality13

2.4.1Quality of Products13

2.4.2Determinants of Quality14

2.4.3Public Procurement and Effective Quality Products and Service Delivery.15

2.5Public Procurement16

2.5.1Procurement in the Ministry of Work and Transport17

2.5.2Procurement Cycle in the Ministry of Works and Transport18

2.5.3Procurement Methods Followed in the Ministry of Works and Transport19

2.6Effects of Unethical Procurement20

2.7Conclusion:21

CHAPTER THREE22

Introduction:22

3.1Research Design22

3.2 Survey Population22

3.3 Sampling Design22

3.3.1Sampling Size22

3.4Source of Data23

3.4.1Primary Data23

3.4.2Secondary Data23

3.5Data Collection Methods23

3.5.1Observation23

3.5.2Survey24

3.6Data Collection Instrument24

3.6.1Questionnaire24

3.6.2Documentary review24

3.6.3Interview guide,24

3.7Data Processing Analysis and Presentation24

3.7.1Data processing. The researcher after...
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