Title: A longitudinal outlook of violations of Ghana's Public Procurement Law, Act (663) 2003

Authors: Oswald Atiga; James Abagna Azanlerigu

Addresses: Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ' Procurement and Logistics Management Department, School of Business and Management Studies, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana

Abstract: This study sought to ascertain the degree and nature of violations of Ghana's Public Procurement Act (Act 663) 2003 as captured in the Auditors-General's reports after a decade of its implementation. This longitudinally exploratory study relied on secondary data - data extracted from the Auditors-General's reports spanning 2004 to 2013. It was then analysed using MS Excel. The study revealed that uncompetitive tendering, sole sourcing without the approval of the appropriate Tender Review Boards constituted the most violated sections of the law respectively. Another important finding was that the Ministries of Education, Health and Local Government and Rural Development were the three top violators of the law over the period.

Keywords: legal violations; Public Procurement Law 2003; Auditor General reports; Ghana; uncompetitive tendering; sole sourcing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2017.080910

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2017 Vol.10 No.1, pp.38 - 50

Received: 27 Jun 2015
Accepted: 19 Sep 2015

Published online: 12 Dec 2016 *

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