Effectiveness of the public procurement and disposal of public asserts act on the operations of procurement management tenders in tertiary institutions
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This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDPA) Act, on operations of procurement management tender of tertiary institutions in tenders. The objectives of the study was to assess the level of awareness of the changes required by the new PPDPA Act, to assess the challenges in the implementation of the PPDPA Act into the public procuring entities and to evaluate the effectiveness of the PPDPA Act on the operations of the Procurement Management Units. The research design adopted for this study was a mixed methods approach where qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis were employed. The data collection tools used includes interviews, questionnaires, some observations and the Act. The major findings of the study were the changes that participants were very much aware of the introduction of the PPDPA Act and the contents within. This means that in as much as any PE may try to resist complying with the Act, the extent to which the word has spread and the level of awareness have to raise an eyebrow if they say they do not know. The findings also show that they was lack of commitment from top management on the implementation of PPDA participants agreeing that the top management was not being supportive enough to the PPDPA Act. The revision of the Act is necessary in Zimbabwe because the field is now regarded as the cost-saving, effective and efficient centre that every organisation needs and is expected to have. Staff trainings, need for high levels of accountability and transparency as well as high compliance with the procurement regulations alongside minimising of expenditures are recommendations that need further investigation in the PMUs of all public entities.
- Department of Economics 
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