Authors: Safowaa Osei Tutu; Ernest Kissi; Ernest Osei-Tutu; Addison Desmond
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Abstract: E-procurement implementation in other parts of the world has brought benefits such as efficiency, cost reduction, reduced procurement process, minimised corruption, enhanced compliance and standardisation of procurement. Though the Public Procurement Authority has made many strides in the adoption of e-procurement in the Ghanaian Public Sector, the pace for the implementation and adoption is still very slow. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the critical factors for the implementation of e-procurement in Ghana. With the knowledge of these critical factors for e-procurement implementation a survey was conducted involving 60 procurement professionals. The mean score ranking test was then used to determine the factors that were significant to the implementation of e-procurement. The results revealed that availability of internet, power stability, capacity enhancement of procurement officers, availability of infrastructure were important critical factors when it comes to implementation of e-procurement while the mandatory use of e-procurement, technical interoperability budgetary control among others were of less importance. This study therefore evaluates the critical factors for e-procurement implementation in public sectors. The implication is that the finding offers useful factors that will guide the stakeholders and policy makers in e-procurement implementation. It provides practitioners with better understanding of e-procurement environment.
Keywords: e-procurement; critical factors; Ghana; implementation.
International Journal of Procurement Management, 2019 Vol.12 No.1, pp.1 - 14
Received: 01 Mar 2017
Accepted: 06 Nov 2017
Published online: 14 Dec 2018 *