The impact of supply market analysis on procurement in local authorities:case study of Bindura Town Council
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The study was conducted to assess the impact of supply market analysis on the effectiveness of procurement in local authorities. The main issue is that the procurement function has on several times failed to deliver because of problems on the supplier’s side. Therefore, the main purpose of this research is to justify reasons why it is important to analyze the supply market environment. The first chapter of the study introduces the background of the study for the area under study as well as the statement of the problem where it highlighted that there has been an increase in the failure of the procurement department of Bindura Town Council in delivering service to the internal users as a result of problems on the suppliers’ side. The literature review was based on exploring existing information in relation to the study and it was obtained from published printed and electronic sources as well as relevant past theories. The researcher used descriptive research design and went on use questionnaires and interviews as data collection techniques from a selected sample size of 50 respondents. This enabled the researcher gather both qualitative and quantitative data from total response rate of 93% which was obtained. The data obtained was analyzed electronically with the use of excel. Pictorial and graphical presentation techniques were used to present data. The findings of the research revealed that the procurement personnel do not give much effort on supply market analysis thus affecting its effectiveness. It was also reviewed that lack of a professional buyer is the major problem. Recommendations were given that Bindura Town Council should recruit a professional buyer to undertake all the procurement functions of the organization such that supply market analysis will be given much attention. The study also recommends that future researchers should also consider other factors that may affect the effectiveness of procurement other than supply market analysis.
- Department of Economics